Alaska Airlines could ban non-masked flyers from travel

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines says its flight attendants can issue warnings to passengers who refuse to wear a mask which could lead to them being banned from future flights. The Seattle Times reports that starting in early July, the airline will hand yellow cards to noncompliant passengers, advising them that it is their “final notice” and that a written report about them will be made. If a passenger continues to refuse, it will be noted in the report and a decision could be made to ban the passenger from future flights. The company said Tuesday a change was needed because of tension caused for people on a plane when travelers disregard or disobey the mask requirement.