Alaska Airlines confirmed to USA TODAY in April that Reinbold was banned from the airline’s flights “for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy.”
Reinbold in a Facebook post at the time said she was “reasonable” with employees and she asked about a “mask exemption.” She also claimed that she wore a face shield while checking in and wore a mask during her flight.
Earlier in April, she was recorded in Juneau International Airport arguing with Alaska Airlines staff about their mask policies. A video on social media appeared to show staff telling the lawmaker that her mask must cover her mouth and nose.
The lawmaker was granted an excusal from the state Senate in September, citing challenges traveling to Juneau from Anchorage. The lawmaker said she was unaware of any other airline scheduled to fly between the two cities at least until January.