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How important do you think it is that you dress a certain way on an airplane?

Asked by jca2 (4093points) 3 days ago

Woman on a plane with her 8 year old son is asked to cover up with a blanket. Flight attendants said her clothing was inappropriate.
The airline has apologized.

Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2019/07/11/recent-incident-over-attire-highlights-ambiguity-airline-dress-codes/?fbclid=IwAR2LjipeobmzY-y04jr_C1cYg_aRHt3y4s5N01EAWSa8xXdRSqN9Oj9GIXk&utm_term=.f83361cd65c3

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KNOWITALL's avatar

I would never wear something like that personally unless it was a local beach type cover up, etc… But I’m not sure it’s the airlines flight to not have specific rules about clothing, either. Get the list right or leave people alone.

zenvelo's avatar

As long as people have pants/shorts and a shirt on, the airline shouldn’t be raising a stink.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

As long as they aren’t indecent. Some of those clothes do border on indecency.

janbb's avatar

The airlines should worry more about getting you from A to B on time than what people are wearing.

jca2's avatar

@Dutchess_lll: The woman’s clothes weren’t something I would wear on a flight, but I don’t think they were worthy of getting her kicked off.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@jca2 Well, let me tell you, full figured ladies tend to spill over sometimes in those kind of little outfits that are probably meant for more of a svelte body. If you get distracted, you can accidentally pull a Janet Jackson…haha!

anniereborn's avatar

Yeh other than her maybe “popping out”, I see nothing wrong with her outfit.

JLeslie's avatar

I feel like heavy women are probably more likely to get hassled about this.

I don’t think her clothing was over the line into what could be called indecent, especially not on a domestic American flight, or a flight from the Caribbean.

I wouldn’t wear something like that on a flight, but that’s not the point.

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