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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:01 PM

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.


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Reply Southwest Airlines to Women: Stow Your Tray Tables… and Your Cleavage? (Original post)
Neoma Jun 2012 OP
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2012 #1
gregoire Jun 2012 #2
Lisa D Jun 2012 #3
Zorra Jun 2012 #4

Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:09 PM

1. Why anyone would fly that godforsaken airline is beyond me.

Has anyone WATCHED the show Airline? If I ever had any thoughts of fling SW, that show killed them.

PS. I knew one of the original highlighted SW employees/flight attendants on the show. Total fucking bigot.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:44 PM

2. Why bother not flying with them...

 

when the rest of the airlines are just as bad since they're ruled by CONservatives also.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 12:23 PM

3. Ridiculous

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 01:23 AM

4. Post edited out, I was mistaken, checked my ticket, it's a different airline.

Last edited Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:25 PM - Edit history (2)

Rats.

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