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Airline Takes Issue With Woman's Attire - Fellow Passengers Shocked When She's Kicked Off Plane

Getting to the airport and boarding your plane can be a stressful, tiring experience. Most people are willing to go through the hassle because they understand that airport security and staff members need to be thorough to keep everyone safe and prevent a tragedy.

Flight crews have the authority to kick anyone off the plane if they feel they’re being rowdy or uncooperative, such as if a person is intoxicated and becoming belligerent. But with all the hoops you have to jump through to get on the plane, not to mention the cost of the ticket, should a flight crew be able to decide you can’t fly because they don’t like your outfit?

After getting seated, most people just want to sit back, relax, and get to where they’re going. However, in the wake of the United Airlines scandal, people are becoming more and more outraged by the way airline staff are treating their customers. One woman has recently spoken out after an incident on a Spirit Airlines plane flying from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

According to the unnamed woman, while the plane was on the tarmac, a flight attendant took offense to her clothing, telling her to “cover up,” because her cleavage was too exposed. The embarrassed traveler was initially confused and humiliated, telling ABC 10 that “It's not even about money. I was really embarrassed.”

The anonymous passenger’s story has been confirmed by at least two other travelers aboard the plane with one detailing the situation on Facebook, saying they were “speechless!” after several flight attendants bullied the woman, telling her repeatedly that “her bosom was too exposed.”

The Facebook post was later expanded with the indignant traveler writing: “She tried to pull her top up further to cover more, each time another flight attendant came with the same issue, telling her in loud and rude tones that she'll have to leave the plane if she can't get them covered.”

After one other woman came to the poor traveler’s defense, Spirit Airlines Staff were told to de-board the innocent woman and her defender. Both women ended up having to sleep at the airport at New Orleans, communicating to ABC 10 journalists via phone.

A spokesperson for Spirit Airlines, Paul Berry, has delivered a statement regarding the controversial incident, saying: “Nobody was taken off a plane because of cleavage. People are taken off planes because of behavior.” Mr. Barry explained that Spirit Airlines employees had received complaints that the woman was drunk and causing problems for other passengers.

The female victim has responded that she had a single beer before boarding the plane and was very far from being intoxicated. It remains to be seen if Spirit Airlines will conduct an internal investigation after Mr. Barry tellingly revealed that one flight attendant had, in fact, told the woman: “By the way, you might want to cover up.”

Should adults who are traveling really have to subject themselves to flight attendants acting like the fashion police? After all, even if the woman was showing cleavage, how exactly was that disruptive to the flight? And by what yardstick does a flight attendant get to decide how much is “too much”?

With how hard it has become to travel in a post-9/11 world, flight crews might want to lighten up on people.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: Go4Travel Blog, WPLG, Facebook, Inside Edition Screenshot

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