Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerbergâ€™s sister and a former Facebook executive took to social media while detailing her uncomfortable flight experience between Los Angeles and Mazatlan, Mexico.
She wrote a letter to Seattle-based Alaska Airlines claiming that a male passenger constantly made sexually explicit and lewd comments to her and others in the first class section while being served multiple alcoholic drinks.
The airlines said on Thursday that it was investigating the matter. Zuckerberg said that when she reported the man to flight attendants, they seemed to make light of the situation while replying that he was a regular flyer on the route.
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/xOkDpb0dYUâ€” Randi Zuckerberg (@randizuckerberg) November 30, 2017
Further, they told her not to take it personally and offered to move her to a seat at the back of the plane. She wrote that she was furious with the airline for "knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women.
"The airline said it contacted Zuckerberg about the "disturbing" claims and revoked the man's travel privileges pending the outcome of the investigation.
It further added: "We want our guests to feel safe. As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and crew members."
Recent events involving sexual harassment onboard our aircraft will not be tolerated. We are committed to finding a solution to pervasive societal problems.â€” Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) November 30, 2017