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Old 09-07-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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Flier Claims Southwest Attendant Played Fashion Police

I wasn't aware of any official airline passenger dress codes. And I have definitely seen more revealing outfits at the mall.



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http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniont..._1m5braun.html

Pascual detected sexism in the way Ebbert was treated, wondering if a man would have been asked to change clothes. Do men dress inappropriately? “I see butt cracks, a lot of butt cracks,” she said.

In its letter, Southwest said “there were concerns about the revealing nature of her outfit.”




USA Today Sept 6th

Flier claims Southwest attendant played fashion police

Southwest is in the news in San Diego after a flight attendant apparently objected to the outfit worn by college student and Hooters waitress Kyla Ebbert. At least that's the word from San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Gerry Braun, who writes that Ebbert was "escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight two months ago" for wearing "a white denim miniskirt, high-heel sandals, and a turquoise summer sweater over a tank top over a bra." (Check out the Union-Tribune's photo of the outfit Ebbert says she was wearing for the flight.) Ebbert says that after she had taken her seat, a flight attendant asked her to come out into the jetway and asked her to change.

"I asked him what part of my outfit was offensive," Ebbert says to Braun. "The shirt? The skirt? And he said, 'The whole thing.' " Ebbert adds she was lightly dressed because she was taking a same-day trip to Tucson and back for a doctor's appointment. The temperature in Tucson that day was forecast to be between 100 and 110. Ebbert says she was asked to go home and change and return for a later flight with a less-revealing outfit. She refused, and the airline eventually relented.

Braun writes that Ebbert "kept her composure until the plane landed, when she called her mother and broke down. She took a photo of herself with her cell phone so her mother could see her clothes." After the incident, Southwest wrote in a letter to Ebbert's mother that "there were concerns about the revealing nature of her outfit." When he interviewed Ebbert, Braun says he brought two fellow journalists along for their take on seeing the outfit that ran Ebbert into trouble. "I was expecting to be shocked, and I was shocked the other way," says Chrissy Pascual, who previously helped write a "Seen on the Street" feature for the Union-Tribune.

What do you think? Check out the photo of Ebbert on the Union-Tribune's website and tell us your thoughts. The subject has also been a hot topic on airliners.net, where one reader even posted a 70's-era photo of Southwest flight attendants dressed in mini-skirts.
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Re: Flier Claims Southwest Attendant Played Fashion Police

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The subject has also been a hot topic on airliners.net, where one reader even posted a 70's-era photo of Southwest flight attendants dressed in mini-skirts.
Before I got to the end of the article I was about to post the same thing...

What a freakin idiot, he should be fired.
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Blatant sexism.

I've seen far more revealing outfits on flights I've been on.
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wearing white after labor day
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I cannot believe this. I would have raised holy hell.
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I agree, she should've gotten thrown off the plane for that instead.


Crude alert:
I betcha the flight attendant rubbed one out after his altercation with this woman. I mean, she does look kind of hot in this outfit.

Seriously though, this flight attendant is a real loser.
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http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/20638463/

another view of the outfit

Just when you think you have heard of everything.

ETA Although I don't think she should be awarded a multi million dollar settlement or anything.
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Jezebel! Harlot! Temptress!

she's got to cover up lest she unleash the primal passions of the menfolk and all hell will break loose and society as we know it will crumble at the hands of unregulated, ungodly carnal lust!
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If Paris Hilton wore that same length skirt on a plane they wouldn't say anything. And I have seen her wearing skirts that short and possibly even shorter. Ditto for Lindsay et al.

Personally it's not my taste, but they had no right to say anything to her about it. It's hardly obscene. And any and all thoughts that might have resulted from it are the responsibility of those who had the thoughts.

I have seen men wearing shorts on planes and well let's just say nothing was left to the imagination. No flight attendant said anything. Personally I am much more offended by drunks on planes and people with body odor and smelly feet. As long as they have clothes on, I'm happy.

I don't think she should get tons of money either, but I'm sure it must have been humiliating for her.
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i can't stand it when people get whole meals from, like, Pizza Hut or the crap chinese place at the airport and then sit down in their seats and proceed to have a whole meal and i have to smell their gross food.

but, in general, i like Southwest.
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i can't believe she is escorted out and asked to change (even though she was let back on the plane) and NOBODY does a DAMN THING when those little monsters are kicking at my seat from behind and screaming their heads off.
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i can't believe she is escorted out and asked to change (even though she was let back on the plane) and NOBODY does a DAMN THING when those little monsters are kicking at my seat from behind and screaming their heads off.

Seriously. We flew Southwest home from Vegas in July and two of the most obnoxious monsters I've ever seen sat in front of us. The 3 year old STOOD in his seat during take off, screamed at the top of his lungs for 90% of the flight, kicked the seat in front him and threw bags of peanuts at people, while the flight attendants walked by and did nothing. Not one word to the kids or the useless mom, who handled his screaming by clamping her hand over his face.

I would have taken the woman in the miniskirt any day over that crap.
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Now this is wrong in so many areas, clearly a stupid move by SWA.
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I don't know

that is the kind of outfit that might cause some stall foot tapping.
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