Alaska Airlines has inaugurated an investigation into Randi Zuckerberg’s report of a passenger in her row making “quoted lewd sexual remarks” as the flight attendants “brushed off his behavior” and “towered giving him drinks.”
The founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, who previously worked at her fellow Mark’s company Facebook, said the person talked to her about pitiful himself, repeatedly asked her if she fantasized about her female colleague she was proceeding with, commented about other passengers’ bodies and made “tons more equally horrifying and offensive comments.”
When she alerted the drive off attendants, they allegedly said the man was a frequent traveler on the route and they pull someones leg had to talk to him about his behavior in the past. She said they told her not to extract it personally since he doesn’t have a filter.
“They came by my install a few times and sweetly asked the passenger, ‘Are you behaving today?’
with a beam and giggle,” Zuckerberg wrote in a letter addressed to airline executives, comprising the CEO Brad Tilden, that she posted to Twitter on Wednesday night.
She tweeted: “View disgusted & degraded after an @AlaskaAir flight where the passenger next to me pocket repeated lewd sexual remarks. The flight attendants told me he was a frequent burst into, brushed off his behavior & kept giving him drinks. I guess his $ means more than our sanctuary? My letter:”
The flight attendants then apparently offered to move Zuckerberg from her first-class throne to a middle seat “at the very back of the plane.” She said she almost suffered the offer until she decided against it, thinking she should not have to change residence since she was the one being harassed.
“All of this happened before the plane took off … why is it the bird that needs to switch seats in this situation? Shouldn’t he cause been thrown off the plane?!” Zuckerberg wrote.
She said trip attendants continued to serve the passenger drinks for the duration of the three-hour swarm from Los Angeles to Mazatlan, Mexico. She said he “continued to make ungermane and offensive comments” to her.
Within two hours of the initial post, Zuckerberg tweeted again averring she talked on the phone with two executives from Alaska Airlines who broadcasted her they’re conducting an investigation and have temporarily suspended the person’s trek privileges.
She tweeted: “UPDATE: I just got off the phone with two executives from @AlaskaAir who educated me that they are conducting an investigation and have temporarily suspended this voyager’s travel privileges. Thank you for taking this seriously.”
Andrea “Andy” Schneider, Alaska Airlines wickedness president of people, called Zuckerberg’s report “very disturbing” in a blog set published Thursday. She said the airline has launched a “thorough investigation,” yet she did not say whether the person had been temporarily barred from flights as Zuckerberg asserted on Wednesday.
Alaska Airlines did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for remark on.
“The safety and well-being of our guests and employees is our number one priority,” Schneider guessed in the post. “We want our guests to feel safe. As a company, we have zero magnanimity for any type of misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and our wage-earners.”
She said the airline will work to review and strengthen its approach to balking, identifying and addressing these issues in the coming weeks.