A “model” was ordered to cover up on Southwest Airlines flight or face ejection after flight attendants deemed her outfit crossed the line of decency. She claims she was targeted for her large breasts and not her revealing outfit.
Woman Faced Removal On Southwest Airlines Over Revealing Outfit, Breasts
Eve J Marie, 26, boarded a flight from Dallas (DAL) to Tulsa (TUL) on Southwest last Thursday, October 29, 2020, with her seven year-old son. Marie is a frequent traveler on Southwest, holding both A-List status and companion pass.
At two least flight attendants onboard deemed her attire inappropriate and notified ground staff. Marie, who is black, noted:
“When the African American attendant called me over and told me they had called somebody to inform me of needing to change my clothes or be removed, I was so surprised.”
Ground staff boarded and escorted Marie and her son off the plane to discuss the matter further.
“When they threatened to remove me off the plane if I didn’t have a change of clothes. I felt completely humiliated, embarrassed and highly offended.”
Marie and Southwest ground staff went back and forth off the aircraft over the vagueness of Southwest’s dress policy. She noted that no said anything about her wardrobe choice during the first flight.
Eventually, Marie was allowed back on the aircraft after she agreed to wear a flight attendant’s sweater. She was also asked to sit in row one.
Now Marie wants a public apology from Southwest. She noted:
“I’m an A list member for and have a credit card with the airline and I have perks that allow any person traveling with me to fly free because of my high status with the airline. So even as being a loyal customer with them, I felt like the other women on the plane were judging me based on my attire and they were saying my breasts are too large. Well, that’s something I can’t help.”
I’m not so sure about that last point, but that is beside the point here…
It seems we have a new Southwest dress code controversy each month. Is there something that attracts passengers in revealing attire to Southwest or is it that Southwest cracks down harder than others?
Was her attire “lewd, obscene or patently offensive?” Just like last time, I find that rather difficult to assert with a straight face after Southwest plasters scantily-clad Israeli model Bar Refaeli on the side of one of its Boeing 737s…
Southwest probably should have focused on her mask below the nose if it wanted to throw her off…
Was Southwest Airlines justified in forcing this passenger to cover up her breasts?