Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Harassed On Alaska Flight, Feels 'Disgusted'
Dec 03 2017
Zuckerberg further asserted that when she brought this to the notice of the flight attendants, they told her that this guy was a frequent flyer and that she should just ignore him. "I guess his money means more than our safety?" Immediately after boarding, the man began making "lewd" comments "about touching himself", and that he "kept asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with", among other comments.
Offended by the attendants' offer of moving to another seat, Zuckerberg wrote, "Which I nearly did until I realised. why should I have to move?"
During the three-hour flight, the man was given multiple alcoholic drinks, she said, and continued to harass her the entire time. "But oh well, don't take it personally, this guy just doesn't have a filter".
The flight attendants offered to move Zuckerberg to a middle seat at the back of the plane, but she rejected their offer.
Randi Zuckerberg wrote the letter to Alaska Airlines and also share that on Twitter while saying, "Feeling disgusted & degraded after an @AlaskaAir flight where the passenger next to me made repeated lewd sexual remarks".
However, the matter may be resolved soon.
What angered Zuckerberg more than the man's behaviour was the way in which airline staff dealt with the situation, she said. "Once Ms Zuckerberg told flight attendants about this man's behaviour, they should have moved him to a different seat or ejected him from the airplane". All of this happened before the plane took off ... why is it the woman that needs to switch seats in this situation? "Shouldn't he have been thrown off the plane?!" She said he "continued to make inappropriate and offensive comments" to her.
"We can not support businesses that are complicit in allowing this behavior, and value the money of harassers over the comfort of their passengers", Zuckerberg wrote.
Ray Lane, the Operational Communications Manager for Alaska Airlines spokeswoman, told the Daily News the company is launching an investigation into Zuckerman's claims.
After her tweet had racked up thousands of retweets and likes, Zuckerberg tweeted an update, revealing that she had spoken to two Alaska Airlines execs on the phone.
"The safety and well-being of our guests and employees is our number one priority", Schneider said in the post.
The airline added that it has zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for its guests and crew members.