An unknown Alaska Airlines crew member on Tuesday sent a silent, yet powerful, message to their corporate headquarters by displaying the Gadsden flag, which reads “Don’t Tread On Me,” on the side of a plane.
Jack Posobiec, senior editor at Human Events, posted the photo sent to him by an Alaska Airlines employee on Twitter.
“An Alaska Airlines employee just sent me this photo from a plane on the runway in Anchorage,” he wrote. “#FreedomFlu is spreading.”
A pilot reportedly sent a similar photo of a Gadsden flag flying out of the cockpit of a Southwest plane this week to Benny Johnson, a conservative social media influencer.
This comes after the airline in October mandated its estimated 22,000 employees to get a Covid-19 vaccine following the Biden administration’s executive order revealing plans to mandate all businesses with over 100 employees to require vaccinations. Alaska Airlines has preemptively complied with the order and is making few exceptions.
Alaska executives set a strict deadline for employees to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8. It is also offering a $200 bonus to newly vaccinated employees until Dec. 1, The Seattle Times reported.
In recent weeks, it has become evident that employees of Alaska, American, and Southwest Airlines oppose the vaccine mandates and plan to fight back.
Rumor has it that the thousands of flight cancellations over the holiday weekend were caused by airline employees staying home in protest of the vaccine requirements.
Southwest Airlines cancelled roughly 2,000 flights between Friday and Monday, blaming poor weather conditions and air traffic control tower issues. “ATC issues and disruptive weather have resulted in a high volume of cancellations throughout the weekend while we work to recover our operation, ” the company tweeted on Oct. 9.
However, their statement was met by much skepticism since other airlines were far less affected by the supposed “disruptive weather,” as their planes continued to fly with few cancellations.
In a continuation of the protests, Southwest employees plan to gather in front of the company’s headquarters on Monday, Oct. 18 in Dallas to stand for freedom. RSBN will bring this event to you LIVE on Monday at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Tune in on Rumble only!