Randi Zuckerberg has some strong words for Alaska Airlines

Jonathan Hernandez
December 3, 2017

Part of her open letter to the airline reads: 'I was put in an extremely uncomfortable situation on a flight today when the passenger next to me on my flight from Los Angeles to Mazatland in first class began making explicit, lewd, and highly offensive sexual comments to me, immediately upon boarding the aircraft.

In a post on Facebook, she claims that flight attendants ignored her complaints and dismissed the offender because of his status as a frequent flier.

When pressed on the issue, flight attendants told Zuckerberg, who stressed that she was "extremely uncomfortable", that she could move to a middle seat at the back of the flight. She said the man talked about touching himself, asked if she fantasized about the colleague she was travelling with, and commented on the bodies of female passengers as they boarded the plane. "I'm even more furious with Alaska Airlines for knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women", she added, as well as for "being more concerned with taking his money than for the safety and security of the other passengers around him".

When Zuckerberg brought the man's behavior to the flight attendants' attention, she was asked by them to excuse his behavior as he was a frequent flyer on that route. I guess his $ means more than our safety? She said they told her not to take it personally since he doesn't have a filter.

"We have temporarily suspended this passenger's travel privileges". One man called the incident "insane and just beyond the pale", while another said she showed restraint because "a single photo or video of this aggressor would have quickly exposed him".

Zuckerberg Media CEO Randi Zuckerberg alleged that she was sexually harassed by a passenger seated next to her on an Alaska Airlines flight on Wednesday.

In response to Zuckerberg's email, Alaska Airlines tweeted, "What you have shared with us is very disturbing". We're fully investigating this situation and will take appropriate steps, as needed. We want our guests to feel safe.

In the recent times, a number of cases of harassment were faced by flight passengers on board but a lot of them are either brushed aside by authorities or dissolve with time.

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