Southwest Airlines to Women: Stow Your Tray Tables… and Your Cleavage?
Southwest Airlines has apologized to a woman passenger who was told by airline staff to cover her cleavage before takeoff. Before boarding, an airline representative reportedly told the passenger, who was wearing a flannel shirt and scarf over a sundress, that she was dressed inappropriately and would need to cover up. ”To add insult to injury,” the woman told Jezebel.com, “the guy sitting in front of me on the plane was wearing a shirt with an actual Trojan condom embedded behind a clear plastic applique and had no trouble getting on his flight.”
Southwest’s “modesty” code has made headlines before. In 2007, a college student named Kyla Ebbert was forced to wear a blanket during her flight, after a flight attendant deemed her miniskirt and sweater ensemble too revealing. Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, was booted from a Southwest flight last year for wearing his pants too low. A few weeks later, The L Word star, Leisha Hailey, was escorted from her flight for kissing her girlfriend on-board. And don’t forget the whole “too fat to fly” fiasco.