Nisreen Swedberg & Sarah Williams Claim Southwest Airlines Discriminated Against Them Because they were “Too Pretty”


We’re to sexy for your plane, too sexy for your plane … or maybe we’re just too vane. Any one who remembers Right Said Fred and the song I’m too Sexy … gets the joke. By the way girls … you’re not all that.

Just when you thought you had heard it all. Along comes a claim of Southwest_girls_Too_Prettydiscrimination because of being “too pretty”. Coeds Nisreen Swedberg and Sarah Williams claim Southwest Airlines treated them rudely throughout their flight from Tampa Bay to Los Angeles.

One would think that maybe these two girls could be a bit more original in their story. Haven’t we heard heard this similar type story just recently from a Hooters waitress flying Southwest?

“I think they were just discriminating against [us] because we were young decent-looking girls,” Williams told “I mean, nobody else on the plane looked like us except us. [The flight attendants] were like older ladies. We were younger. Who knows, they could have been just jealous of us because we were younger.” (Fox News)

Southwest Airlines stated that “the two passengers that are referenced in the media were using vulgar language, aggressive behavior, threatening gestures at 30,000 feet.”

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Two Florida teenagers claim they were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa to Los Angeles because the flight attendants may have been jealous of their good looks and youth.

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Posted February 27, 2008 by
Bizarre, Fun, Travel, WTF | 9 comments

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Nisreen Swedberg & Sarah Williams Claim Southwest Airlines Discriminated Against Them Because they were “Too Pretty””

    1. maryd on February 28th, 2008 7:04 am

      Oh what they will do today for their five minutes of fame, it’s a trend. Don’t suppose they were being totally obnoxious for some negative attention? Yes girls you are pretty, and what are you aspiring to? a lawsuit.

    2. disgustedmom on February 28th, 2008 8:42 am

      What a couple of conceited people! No, you’re not too pretty. You’re average at best. And I dare say, take off the makeup and cover your hair (and those horrid extensions) with a rag and I doubt pretty will be much of an option anymore.

    3. Rusty Bridges on February 28th, 2008 8:48 am

      They don’t seem like the obnoxious type! All the BS in the world today and these morons have to F with other peoples time and effort. Get a life floosies.

    4. Richard on February 28th, 2008 10:09 am

      If people get thrown off of Southwest for being “too pretty to fly,” then I suppose I ought to book a ticket … and see if I get penalized for being on the other extreme.

    5. Frank on February 28th, 2008 10:47 am

      I lived and worked in the “industry” in LA for two years…..and these girls would be considered, at best, only average. They probably wouldnt even get a second look out there. As the agents in LA say, “Miss Kansas will come to LA and find out that every Miss Kansas that ever was is already here.” Sorry girls…but you “aint all that”.

    6. always 1 on February 28th, 2008 1:49 pm

      beauty is just on the surface, stupid runs deeeeeep

    7. kitty on February 28th, 2008 5:36 pm

      ‘Richard, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I feel you are very beautiful!… don’t beat yourself up here!… (your post had me on the floor laughing! as I was thinking the same…hee hee)…

      anyhow, my friend is a Steward for SW and I asked him to share some of his most interesting happenings in the air while working ~ wow… was I enlightened…

      I am amazed what they put up with…and how much their workers are dedicated hard working folks that take to heart their professionalism to ensure everyone’s safety, and take their job very much to heart to represent THEIR airline (for those who don’t know the history, their employees really stuck it out in the beginning phases of this airline to make it a go)!..Fantastic by the way!… the Stewardesses are all beautiful, (mind you) and some were/are former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders ~ they are very secure women in who they are…

      These young wanna be beauties, were vile to say the least and deserve no publicity what so ever… and need a lesson in grace and how to behave like a young lady… not some spinster filthy mouths… shame! They should have been given their passenger seats in the toilet ~ oh my… (potty mouths)…(smile) but it’s not allowed… shame…

      You go SW!! Classy, one very classy operation!

    8. kitty on February 29th, 2008 3:08 pm

      oh, when asking my friend about the stories, it was in Jan. ~ well before this incident… anyhow, since I wasn’t “there”, I’ll say it seemed and sounded like they were vile and the airline acted accordingly and took proactive action in handling them … seems they were/are looking for attention in the media ~ and well, enough said…

    9. John J. Tormey III, Esq. on March 12th, 2008 5:50 am

      March 12, 2008

      John J. Tormey III, Esq.: ‘’, 1-212-410-4142
      Tom Sullivan, “Quiet Rockland”: 1-845-480-1088


      Rockland County, NY – March 12, 2008:

      Aero-activist group Quiet Rockland of Rockland County, New York, enraged over “callous criminal disregard for safety and human life” demonstrated by Southwest Airlines (NYSE: “LUV”) and the FAA, today called for: (1) a nationwide traveler and consumer boycott of Southwest, and (2) a federal criminal investigation of Southwest and “failed regulator” FAA to be spear-headed by the United States Attorney General and a special prosecutor.

      Said John J. Tormey III, Esq., attorney and Quiet Rockland co-founder: “The persons that should be flying Southwest at this point, should be only those referred by Doctor Kevorkian. Although the depraved Southwest spin-machine audaciously ‘assures’ us Southwest’s six (6) cracked-fuselage aircraft were “never a safety problem”, Southwest should tell that to the victims of the 1988 Aloha Airlines disaster. There, metal fatigue on an aging Boeing 737 caused 18 feet of fuselage to be ripped off the plane causing grievous injuries and loss of life. House Transportation Committee Chairman James Oberstar in his press conference Saturday, posted on “”, presented detailed evidence incriminating Southwest and “Bobby” Sturgell’s failed FAA. The incriminating events occurred while “Bobby” Sturgell was Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of the FAA. On Saturday, Representative Oberstar thereupon rightfully excoriated the aero-perps for their long-standing “tombstone mentality”. Although criminal and morally reprehensible, and now apparent after a many-month detailed Congressional investigation, Southwest and FAA are clearly in the insalubrious business of making those tombstones happen, in addition to simply reacting to those tombstones post facto.

      “As recently as last year, Southwest Airlines, with the complicity of supposed federal regulator FAA, on at least 47 of Southwest’s Boeing 737 aircraft, on between 1,451 and 60,000 flights, over a period of two-and-one-half years, deliberately put approximately 200,000 or more unsuspecting travelers in harm’s way – making them fly in un-inspected, non-compliant, aged, and in some cases fuselage-cracked commercial aircraft. Southwest knew the names and faces of their potential victims. Southwest gladly took their money, and for that matter at this point Southwest owes each of them at least a rebate in full of their ticket prices. This was not mere negligence. Irrespective of what forensic lesser charge might technically ultimately apply once further Congressional investigation concludes, the acts and omissions of Southwest and collaborator FAA were tantamount to attempted murder, on a massive scale.

      “This WILL not stand.

      “Quiet Rockland asks and encourages those Southwest employees tired of subscribing to their company’s tombstone culture, to leave their sinking airship now to find other and better employ at a responsible airline that actually acknowledges the dignity of the individual human traveler. We further ask every American consumer to now act in solidarity – cancel all flights and other business with Southwest – boycott the airline which we today re-name “Air Kevorkian” – and just say “No” to Southwest, to FAA, and to the greed of the aeromercantile complex that continually and habitually puts profits over people’s lives. And, as to Southwest stockholders? Vote your conscience”.#

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