Airlines to Customers: You Are NOT Wearing That
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O.K. So we all understand someone being denied boarding on a flight because they’re carrying a forbidden item.
We even understand when someone is prevented from taking a flight if they’re obviously unruly, drunk, hostile, etc.
But recently, we now are finding out that if you’re wearing something the Airline Fashion Police don’t like, you can forget about flying on their plane, you poor excuse for a human being with your obviously Walmart fashion sense.
And much to the distress of her fellow (male) passengers, an NBC News article says a woman flying from Las Vegas on Southwest this spring says she was confronted by an airline employee for showing too much cleavage.
In another recent case, an American Airlines pilot lectured a passenger because her T-shirt bore a four-letter word. She was allowed to keep flying after draping a shawl over the shirt, though.
Though there’s no published dress code for airplane travel from airlines, it’s actually not a first amendment issue because businesses have a right to set their own rules.
The cross-dresser in the above video depiction was allowed to stay onboard, by the way.
What do you think?
Have you ever been prevented from boarding a plane because of the way you dress?
Do you have photos you could send me?