Zuckerberg further asserted that when she brought this to the notice of the flight attendants, they told her that this guy was a frequent flyer and that she should just ignore him. "I guess his $ means more than our safety?" she tweeted.
She was flying to Mexican resort town Mazatlan from Los Angeles. Immediately after boarding, the man began making "lewd" comments "about touching himself", and that he "kept asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with", among other comments.
"Why should I have to move?" she said. She said they told her not to take it personally since he doesn't have a filter.
When she complained of feeling uncomfortable, the former Facebook spokesperson said the cabin crew offered to move her to a seat at the back of the plane, but she declined.
"But I am even more furious with Alaska Airlines for knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women", she said.
However, the matter may be resolved soon.
Alaska Airlines is investigating a sexual harassment claim by Randi Zuckerberg, a Silicon Valley executive and sister of Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. "Shouldn't he have been thrown off the plane?!" she said.
Alaska Airlines investigates sexual harassment claim made by ex-Facebook executive
Alaska Airlines flight attendants continued serving the man "multiple alcoholic drinks" for the rest of the flight.
"We have temporarily suspended this passenger's travel privileges".
Andrea "Andy" Schneider, Alaska Airlines vice president of people, called Zuckerberg's report "very disturbing" in a blog post published Thursday.
"While it never should have happened in the first place, I am thankful that they are taking the situation seriously", wrote Zuckerberg on her updated Facebook post.
However, the airline has since responded to Zuckerberg's complaint.
"Passengers have a right to feel secure, and airlines have a legal duty to protect passengers from harassment, especially if they are aware that a passenger is being harassed", said Andrew J. Maloney, a lawyer who specializes in aviation law, who believes Alaska Airlines could be found liable if Zuckerberg were to sue.
Bobbie Egan continued: "The safety and well-being of our guests is our number one priority".