Alaska Airlines Probes Sexual Harassment Complaint By Former Facebook Exec

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In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, participates in the BUILD Speaker Series Be Fierce tech panel in New York. Alaska Airlines says it’s investigating a claim that flight attendants allowed a passenger to sexually harass Zuckerberg on a flight. Andy Kropa / Invision via Associated Press

Skift Take: This alleged incident on Alaska Airlines should be a warning heard throughout the airline — and larger travel industry — that companies had better review and tighten their sexual harassment policies immediately. Other than at Uber, the travel industry has largely escaped the latest round of revelations, but rest assured there will be more headlines coming.

— Dennis Schaal

Alaska Airlines says it’s investigating a claim that flight attendants allowed a passenger to sexually harass a former Facebook executive on a flight.

Randi Zuckerberg, who is also Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, took to social media to detail her recent flight between Los Angeles and Mazatlan, Mexico.

She said she was extremely uncomfortable with the man sitting near her who constantly made sexually explicit and lewd comments to her and others in the First Class passenger area, all while being served several alcoholic drinks.

Zuckerberg said she reported it to flight attendants, who replied that the man was a regular flyer on the route and seemed to make light of the situation.

The airline said they’re revoking the man’s travel privileges while conducting a full investigation.

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