Like other US airlines, Alaska Airlines is adding safety measures for Washington, D.C. flights ahead of the launch date next week.
One of Alaska Airlines’ new policies is that passengers must sit on board one hour after takeoff and one hour before landing for all flights to and from the Washington, D.C. area.
The new rules, along with Alaska Airlines’ other enhanced security measures, have been in effect since Friday.
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“At Alaska, safety is our top priority and number one value,”; the announcement said. “That is the driving force of all our decisions, as is the case today, we are taking temporary additional safety measures with a focus on securing our guests and employees as well as working closely with the FAA TSA industry. Law enforcement agencies and others “
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Other new airline policies include increased enforcement of masks, limiting the number of tickets purchased on flights to and from areas, prohibiting firearms from checked bags, and increasing personnel to accommodate compliance.
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Other U.S. airlines have stepped up security measures such as banning checked firearms and adding personnel. But it remains unclear if those airlines plan to seat passengers on the first and last hours of flights in and out of Washington, D.C., such as Alaska Airlines.
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Neither American Airlines nor United Airlines mentioned the one-hour seating policy in the security measures it gave Fox News via email.
Other airlines, including Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment on seat policy.
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On Wednesday, the US Federal Aviation Administration took action on policies Strict “zero tolerance” against disruptive behavior on planes
Until the decree expires on March 30, the FAA will not issue warning letters or negotiate penalties. But the agency does it directly, and passengers can face fines of up to $ 35,000 and up to jail.
Fox News’ Michael Hollan contributed to this report.