An Alaska Airlines passenger stripped naked and ran around the cabin before being detained (ALK)

  • A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight took off his clothes and ran up and down the aisle, the New York Daily News reports.
  • The passenger reportedly removed his clothes and ran the length of the cabin about 20 minutes before landing.
  • After the flight landed, law enforcement reportedly took the man into custody and brought him to a nearby hospital.
     

A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight took off his clothes and ran up and down the aisle, the New York Daily News reports.

The passenger was on flight 107, which was traveling from Seattle to Anchorage on Monday. He reportedly removed his clothes and ran the length of the cabin for about 20 minutes before landing. Two passengers reportedly tackled him and locked him in a bathroom.

After the flight landed at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, law enforcement reportedly took the man into custody and brought him to a nearby hospital. The Anchorage Police Department and Alaska Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But the airline told the New York Daily News that a disruptive passenger was detained during the flight. 

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9. Hawaiian Airlines

Previous rank: 8

Why it's here: Hawaiian finished last on the TPG list. The Honolulu-based airline's premium ticket prices and Hawaii-centric route network fell victim to TPG new metrics which increased focus on airfare and network size.

8. JetBlue

Previous rank: 4

Why it's here: JetBlue suffered the most significant drop in this year's rankings. The New York-based airline struggled with on-time arrivals, baggage and change fees as well as customer satisfaction. JetBlue's position as a boutique carrier hurts it rankings with respect to the size of its route network as well as the lavishness of its frequent flyer program.

7. Spirit Airlines

Previous rank: 10

Why it's here: Spirit jumped three spots in the rankings due to its improvement in areas such as the number of lost baggage while also benefiting from the missteps of its rivals and the merger of Alaska and Virgin America.

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6. American

Previous rank: 5

Why it's here: American Airlines didn't make many moves apart from a one spot from after the Virgin/Alaska merger. The airline struggled with on-time arrivals, fees, lost baggage, and customer satisfaction.

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5. Frontier Airlines

Previous rank: 9

Why it's here: Frontier Airlines made a surprising jump up the rankings. The ultra-low-cost carrier benefitted from its route expansion and its improvement in baggage handling.

4. United Airlines

Previous rank: 2

Why it's here: United Airlines rocky 2017 caused it to fall two spots, but not for the reasons you'd expect. United saw marked improvement in operational effectiveness with the number customer complaints down 17% while also decreasing the number of people involuntarily bumped from flights. However, the airline couldn't keep up with its rivals in areas such as airfare and the quality of its airport lounges.

3. Delta Air Lines

Previous rank: 7

Why it's here: Delta made big strides in airfare, the involuntary bumps, and its frequent flyer program while maintaining its high rankings in on-time performance, lost baggage, and the size of its route network.

2. Southwest Airlines

Previous rank: 6

Why it's here: Southwest improved four spots over the past year thanks to lower airfare and the expansion of its sizable route network. The airline's stellar customer satisfaction score and its free checked baggage policy also helped.

1. Alaska Airlines

Previous rank: 1

Why it's here: Alaska Airlines maintained its top spot by scoring in the top three in several key criteria including airfare, on-time arrivals, customer satisfaction, baggage handling, and its frequent flyer program.

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Johnny Ellis, a former member of Alaska's Senate and House of Representatives, was on the flight and wrote about it on Twitter.

"WOW. On my flt from SEA 2 ANC, a completely naked man ran from front of plane to back, yelling and waving. 2 big guys maybe one Air Marshall tackeled him and locked in bathroom. Some fear & distress @ passengers NO word from Cpt or Crew. Waiting now @ gate 4 law enforcement !!" he wrote.

Ellis also wrote that one of the men who tackled the naked passenger may have been the passenger's father.

In February, an Alaska Airlines flight made an unscheduled landing after a naked passenger locked himself in the bathroom on a flight from Seattle to Anchorage.

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