Wed, Jun 20, 2012
Passenger Was Told To Button Up Her Shirt, Or Miss Her Flight
A woman checking in for a Southwest flight in Las Vegas headed to New York says that her pleasant conversation with an airline worker took an unexpected turn when the airline employee told her to button up her shirt or she would not be allowed to board her flight.
The woman, who was identified only as Avital, had put on a black cotton dress, flannel shirt, and a scarf at 0430 before heading to the airport for a flight that boarded at 0600. She says she was talking to the airline employee about getting up early for the flight and such, but was then told that she was showing too much cleavage and would not be allowed on the plane unless she buttoned up her shirt.
Television station WCBS in New York reports that Avital said that, after she left the check-in counter and what had been said sunk in, she became "indignant and self-conscious." She proceeded on to her gate, where she boarded her flight with her shirt still unbuttoned ... cleavage in plain view.
The flight was apparently not disrupted.
Avital said that she understands that Southwest has the right as a private company to impose a dress code, but that she was bothered by the fact that an employee apparently arbitrarily attempted to prevent her from boarding "based on personal opinions."
Southwest told the online site Jezebel, which first reported the story, that it had offered Avital an apology and a refund, but it does have a policy allowing it to refuse to transport a passenger who is dressed in a way determined to be "lewd, obscene, or patently offensive."
Avital said she "most likely" won't be flying Southwest again in any event.
ANN/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel Since ANN started, we have enjoyed the amazing support of a group of sponsors who have, by and large, been genero>[...]
"On his last day in the country he gave his life for, Tyler was working on his RV-8 at the EAA hangar. He spoke to (chapter member) Vance Simons, who had become a friend since he i>[...]
Klyde Does 'Drone' On... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]
Also: Wanna Buy A Control Tower?, SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer, Remembering Frank Beagle, Exp 35 Astros Drop In, 777X Team Named, AF Academy Grads Will Get Their Flyover! The X-47B Un>[...]
Historical Fiction Set Against Invasion Of Kuwait In 1990 In order to succeed in his invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein needed weapons. Weapons lead to questions:>[...]