Alaska Airlines experiences protocol refusal. Mark Yanchak of Everett, Washington and his three year old son were kicked off an Alaska Airlines flight after boarding a flight in Seattle’s airport on Saturday, May 26.
Yanchak’s child refused to follow airline instruction of safely buckling his seatbelt prior to the air craft’s departure.
Mr. Yanchak called his wife, who was seated in first class for assistance with the toddler. Rather than place passengers in jeopardy the pilot of the Alaska flight took matters into responsible hands by returning the air craft to the gate at Sea-Tac Airport. Keeping safety as a number one priority, the pilot’s decision to deal with the problem on the ground took a front row seat.
Once grounded the father and child exited the air craft with Yanchak telling reporters the airline crew overreacted. Yanchak announced there would be no future travels with children on Alaska Airlines.