Archive for Saturday, September 8, 2007

Airline worker: Outfit too skimpy to fly

September 8, 2007


— A 23-year-old woman who boarded a Southwest Airlines plane in a short skirt for a flight to Arizona says she was led off the plane for wearing an outfit that was considered too skimpy.

Kyla Ebbert said a Southwest employee asked her to leave her seat while the plane was preparing to leave San Diego's Lindbergh Field on July 3.

Ebbert, a student who was headed to Tucson for a doctor's appointment, said Friday on NBC's "Today" show that the employee told her she would have to catch a later flight.

"You're dressed inappropriately. This is a family airline. You're too provocative to fly on this plane," she quoted the employee as saying.

Ebbert was eventually allowed back on the plane after offering to adjust her sweater but said she was humiliated and embarrassed.

Chris Mainz, a spokesman for the Dallas-based airline, said a customer service supervisor asked Ebbert to leave the plane and addressed her in a walkway "away from the other customers."


ralphralph 10 years, 7 months ago

Good for Southwest. You can dress however you wish, so long as you're in a place where other people can leave if they don't like it ... but not on a plane. Maybe they could have just made her hold a peanut between her knees.

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