Southwest Airlines Tells Woman ‘Ma’am Your Breasts are Offending Others’
Southwest Airlines has done it again! While airlines are trying to NOT grab headlines about higher prices, add-on fees, passenger that play too much "Words With Friends" (e.g Alec Baldwin) or not allowing saggy pants; they are failing to stay out of the headlines.
Well, here we go again, this week.
According to a Jezebel on a flight from Las Vegas to New York, a woman was hassled on a 6 a.m. on a Southwest airline's flight, because she was showing too much cleavage, at least, that's what the airline said.
A woman going by the name Avital told Jezebel that she was told her outfit was "inappropriate" because it showed too much of her chest, but she didn't let that deter her. She boarded the plane anyway and, in her own words, "Lo and behold, the plane didn't fall out of the sky... My cleavage did not interfere with the plane's ability to function properly." Do you think Avital deserved to be called out by Southwest Airlines for having too much cleavage, or is her outfit perfectly acceptable?
Oh and by the way, here is a picture of the woman who was harassed.
The way the story is written and how the airline reacted, you would think she was in a string bikini...ya, not so much.
And what did the Southwest say about this?
"Our Employees are extensively trained to use their best judgment and exercise discretion when handling any Customer issues or concerns. Regarding what to wear when flying Southwest — We simply ask that our Customers use also use good judgment and exercise discretion in deference to other Customers who depend on us to provide a comfortable travel experience."