Sumary of Alaska lawmaker suspended by airline seeks Senate excusal:
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state lawmaker requested an excusal from the state Senate until mid-January, citing the challenges of traveling to Juneau from Anchorage after she was suspended from flying on Alaska Airlines earlier this year.
- 15. She said she was unaware of any other airline flying to the state capital during that period.
- Juneau is accessible by air or water, including via the state-run ferry system.
- Alaska Airlines in April said in a statement that Reinbold was not allowed to fly with the carrier “for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy.
- ”On Thursday, airline spokesperson Tim Thompson said by email that Reinbold’s case “was reviewed earlier this year and she was notified of the outcome.
- She said the ferry schedule is limited and she doesn’t want to hold up legislative proceedings if she cannot reach Juneau “in a timely fashion.
- ” Following her suspension in April, Reinbold drove through part of Canada and took a ferry to reach the capital, a two-day trip.