Starting in July, Alaska Airlines flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any traveler who repeatedly refuses to wear a mask or face covering on board the aircraft.
“With that warning – in the form of a yellow card handed to them – the guest’s travel with us will be reviewed and could be suspended for a period. That would be a decision we do not take lightly. By working together, we do more for the common good,” the airline said on its blog.
Exceptions will be made for those under the age of two, anyone with a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe with a mask, and any who cannot remove a mask without assistance or who has other disabilities.
“It’s okay if the mask is temporarily adjusted to eat and drink while in your seat,” the airline wrote. Also, before boarding, passengers must sign off on a health agreement that they will adhere to the mask policy while flying on Alaska Airlines.
For guests who might forget their own mask, we will have them available upon request. Starting in July, we’ll also provide individual hand-sanitizer wipes on board.
We’ve recently made significant investments in enhanced cleaning procedures, hospital-grade air filtration systems and other approaches to ensure your safety throughout the travel journey.