Randi Zuckerberg accused Alaska Airlines of “allowing” a drunk passenger – who sat in first-class – to harass her while on a three-hour flight from LA to Mazatlan, Mexico. The 35-year-old sister of Mark Zuckerberg tweeted a photo of the letter sent to the executives over at the Airlines.
She said that she felt “disgusted and degraded” after a passenger next to her made “repeated lewd remarks.” The flight attendants said to her that he was a “frequent flier” and ignored his behavior while continuing to give him drinks.
Additionally, Zuckerberg stated that he made “highly offensive sexual comments” when he got on the plane. Randi said he “rated women as they got on the airplane” and asked her if she “fantasized” about her female colleagues.
Feeling disgusted & degraded after an @AlaskaAir flight where the passenger next to me made repeated lewd sexual remarks. The flight attendants told me he was a frequent flier, brushed off his behavior & kept giving him drinks. I guess his $ means more than our safety? My letter: pic.twitter.com/xOkDpb0dYU
— Randi Zuckerberg (@randizuckerberg) November 30, 2017
She states Alaska Airlines didn’t care about him and wrote his behavior off as “not having a filter.” The organization talked to him in the past but decided that his money is more valuable than other passengers well-being and sense of privacy on board the flight.
Zuckerberg said the employees giggled and laughed when they asked the man if was behaving. The attendants asked her if she wanted to move, but decided against it, because – in her own words – why should she have to move?
The sister of the CEO of Facebook said, “I am the one that is being harassed!” Randi alleged that Alaska Airlines gave this man a platform to “harass women.” Following her dramatic Twitter posts, Zuckerberg wrote to her 185,000 followers that the airline suspended the traveler’s flying privileges. She thanked the organization for “taking it seriously.”