A man was forcefully removed from an Allegiant Air flight after he allegedly asked a flight attendant to put a face mask on, according to Fox News.
In a now-viral video, an elderly man appears to be shocked after a flight attendant asked him to leave.
This elderly man was thrown off @allegiant airline this morning from Punta Gorda Florida this morning Because he asked the flight attendant why he had to wear a mask and she didn’t have to wear one pic.twitter.com/xZoui5zCrg
— Patrick (@peter61809160) September 7, 2020
The user who posted the video said the man was “thrown off @allegiant airline this morning from Punta Gorda Florida this morning because he asked the flight attendant why he had to wear a mask and she didn’t have to wear one.”
A spokesperson for Allegiant told Fox News that the passenger was removed for violating FAA regulations by “repeatedly and aggressively disrupting the preflight safety briefing” after the flight attendant “briefly lowered their mask to speak into the public address microphone so that the announcement could be understood,” citing passengers who stated they could not clearly hear.
“That’s when the passenger became disruptive,” the spokesperson said. “This was not an ‘ask.’ The flight attendant’s mask was back in place immediately following the announcement.”
.@Allegiant how am I supposed to feel safe flying when my chatty Kathy flight attendant isn’t even wearing her mask properly and keeps taking it off?!? Safety first or last…? pic.twitter.com/N61Y4h6xB7
— Jessie Kunkel (@jesscacaroline) September 4, 2020
That surprises me after my recent trip where I witnessed the flight attendant wear her mask below her nose for much of the flight pic.twitter.com/USWfnnXAdh
— Colleen Napora (@ruirish01) September 6, 2020
Had to fly home this week and gave @Allegiant a try for their said safety priorities. Was that a joke – even the flight attendants didn’t wear a mask while giving the SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. They also did not enforce mask wearing on the plane which went against their policy. pic.twitter.com/jTXVPom2M7
— Toni the Towtruck (@tonicontour) August 31, 2020
One user asked the airline to make sure their flight attendants enforce the policy, to which the airline responded: “Enforcement of our mask policy is certainly expected from our flight attendants. I will be sure to share your feedback with our teams.”
@NerdCaptnHaley Enforcement of our mask policy is certainly expected from our flight attendants. I will be sure to share your feedback with our teams. Thank you! – SG
— Allegiant (@Allegiant) September 4, 2020
Just Landed ! Actually was impressive for @Allegiant . They gave me a free real drink and we not that fussy over mask. It was better than the last sw flight. Nice seat mate with middle seat empty 👍
— Payton Hall (@PaytonHallXXX) September 3, 2020
More from Fox News:
According to Allegiant, face coverings are required for all phases of travel, including at the ticket counter, gate area and during the duration of a flight. They also noted that every airline passenger is provided with a mask and disinfectant wipes and that their health acknowledgement questionnaire required at check in includes an agreement to wear a mask throughout travel.
The airline was just named one of the top 10 North America safest airlines to travel with during COVID-19, according to Travel Pulse.
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