Is this outfit inappropriate for flying?

Marco Green
March 14, 2019

"Flying from Birmingham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn't "cover up" as I was "causing offence" and was 'inappropriate, '" she wrote on Twitter.

Emily O'Connor, who was wearing loose orange pants and a black bralet, was flying from Birmingham to Tenerife when the incident - which she branded the "worst experience" of her life - took place.

A woman forced to cover up her "inappropriate" outfit on a flight has been left "mortified" by her experience.

O'Connor had no trouble getting through airport security but said at least four staff members surrounded her once she boarded her flight, prepared to forcibly remove her from the plane if she didn't change.

Miss O'Connor, 21, took to Twitter to complain about how she was treated and posted a picture of what she wearing - a bralet and high-waisted pants. "It's clear we could have handled the situation better".

The wording for the clothing policy within the in-flight magazine.

In a statement to Fox News, the airline said it has a dress code that staff is responsible for implementing. I was physically shaking, and they could see that, yet they continued to sexualise and ridicule me. A man then shouted 'Shut up you pathetic woman.

O'Connor was given a jacket by her cousin, who was seated at the front of the plane, and was not watched until she had physically put it on, she said.

She also did a poll on her account see what the public thought. There have been over 20,000 votes, with 85 percent of people saying her clothing was appropriate to travel in.

Another regular traveller said: "We book a family trip every summer with @ThomasCookUK". Genuinely fearful this could happen to my step daughter.

"That is very bad to see that the crew on board made you feel that way, disgusting!"

Thomas Cook has said they are aware of the incident and are investigating.

A spokesman for the airline appologized for the incident and said staff 'could have handled the situation better'. "In common with most airlines we have an appropriate attire policy", a spokesperson told us. "Our crews have the hard task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right", the airline added.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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