Flier Claims Southwest Attendant Played Fashion Police

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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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San Diego Tribune article

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070905/news_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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MrsSpringsteen said:
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.
 
unico said:
wearing white after labor day :tsk:

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.
 
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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
unico said:
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.
 
i'll break it down for you :sexywink:

every horny straight bastard (not me)

that looked at the first picture in this thread

knows she is going commando (no underwear)

and her stance has been adjusted
 
I'd rather have completely naked, even hideously ugly people onboard than the horrid toddler who screamed like he was being slaughtered through every time zone all the way to Paris.
 
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1970s: Southwest Airlines experiences a dramatic jump in ticket sales when its flight attendants start wearing white go-go boots and hot pants. The airline adopts a new motto to match (”Sex sells seats”) and begins serving in-flight drinks with names like Passion Punch and Love Potion. Not to be outdone, TWA follows suit in 1971, sending its attendants into the air wearing Valentino-designed hot pants.
 
anitram said:
I'd rather have completely naked, even hideously ugly people onboard than the horrid toddler who screamed like he was being slaughtered through every time zone all the way to Paris.

looking for a "companions fly free" coupon.
 
Why her and not the dozens of other people who regularly show off their assets (or lack thereof)? It shows an amazing lack of self-respect, but that's how low things have sunk, I guess.
 
I can't help wondering: in the second picture, here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/20638463/
it looks like the "waistband" of her skirt is very, very low on her "hips." If that's where the skirt began, maybe she had the bottom of the tank top pulled up, under the shrug, with her midriff bare all the way below her belly button, almost to the fur line? I could see where *that* might earn a "get-off-of-my-plane" card! :wink:
 
I think someone was having a little power trip. :rolleyes:

And I also thought of the stewardesses of the 70's when I read the article! :lol:
 
MsPurrl said:
I can't help wondering: in the second picture, here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/20638463/
it looks like the "waistband" of her skirt is very, very low on her "hips." If that's where the skirt began, maybe she had the bottom of the tank top pulled up, under the shrug, with her midriff bare all the way below her belly button, almost to the fur line? I could see where *that* might earn a "get-off-of-my-plane" card! :wink:


I kinda thought that too. I'm sure you would have seen her crack if the top rode up a little bit. But it sure beats looking at a blokes big hairy crack:ohmy: When it's going to be a really hot day lots of people with much worse bodies wear a lot less:eyebrow:
 
I think Southwest is 100% wrong on this. They should be firing the flight attendant and issuing an apology to the woman in question.

They actually told her to go home and change and come back for a later flight?!? Are you kidding me? That's assuming an awful lot of flexibility in her travel schedule!

I just can't see kicking someone off a plane for their clothing. Even if she showed up in a bikini, shoot, give her a blanket and be done with it. . .

But go home and change?!?
 
I can't believe that flight attendant's outfit, it looks like the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. It was ok for them to use outfits like that to sell their business, but now they seem to be prudish for some reason. That outfit is far more offensive to me, given the fact that women were required to wear it while working for a living. Those boots too, while working on a plane.

I saw her on tv and she said she has worn the same exact outfit on other Southwest flights and received compliments on it. Legally they have no leg to stand on, not that I can see. And they certainly don't say anything about things and behavior that are far more offensive than an outfit.
 
I don't understand how this even made the news - looks like she got the publicity she was seeking. How do we know this doesn't happen every day?
 
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