Southwest Airlines Fashion Police Attempt to Boot Hooters Waitress off Plane … You Are Still a Service Industry
WTF … I’m too sexy for your plane???
Hey Southwest … do you remember what made you a popular airline? It was your low fares, laid back attitude and friendliness. Something that many have forgotten in the airline industry. Who knew Southwest had fashion Nazis? Such was the case when Mesa College student and Hooters waitress, Kyla Ebbert, was asked to get off a Southwest flight for inappropriate clothing. Who actually thinks that Kyla is inappropriately dressed? Keep in mind the temperature was between 100–107. Wake up Southwest … you are a service industry.
Ebbert, a Mesa College student and Hooters waitress, was allowed to stay on the plane, but only after she put up a fight and, she says, was lectured on how to dress properly.
I don’t know about you, but one of my big gripes with the airlines is that they just don’t take the time to dispense fashion advice any more.
Southwest explained its treatment of Ebbert in a letter to her mother, saying it could remove any passenger “whose clothing is lewd, obscene or patently offensive” to ensure the comfort of children and “adults with heightened sensitivities.”
Ebbert, 23, says she was judged unfairly by the airline and humiliated by the experience. Who wouldn’t be? (Sign on San Diego)
Hey Southwest, just remember this little tid bit … Its the passengers choice to use any airline they want. Frankly, with your un-apologetic attitude, its going to be quite some time before I ever use yours.
With all the issues that the air plane industry has these days, who knew fashion was at the top of the list. One would think that with security issues being at the forefront of plane flights that if one wore less that would be considered a good thing. Instead, the fashion police at Southwest had to flex their petty muscles and make an issue where there was none. Maybe Keith need to get a clue, or a date! Why don’t the flight attendents on Southwest mind their business and do their job, like making sure the passengers get peanuts or chips.
After the plane filled, and the flight attendants began their safety spiel, Ebbert was asked to step off the plane by a customer service supervisor, identified by the airline only as “Keith.”
They walked out onto the jet bridge, where Keith told Ebbert her clothing was inappropriate and asked her to change. She explained she was flying to Tucson for only a few hours and had brought no luggage.
“I asked him what part of my outfit was offensive,” she said. “The shirt? The skirt? And he said, ‘The whole thing.’ ”