CHOOSE your airport outfit can be quite a difficult decision when it comes to comfort, style, and whether or not it can get you off to a good start.
Despite the travel industry facing turmoil this year, it seems some flight attendants are going the extra mile to enforce their dress code policies.
From flaunting busts to crop tops, a host of women have told horror stories about their holiday after being branded as “inappropriate”.
We looked at five shocking stories from 2021 about passengers who had been kicked off – or almost – a flight to choose their outfit.
‘TOO MUCH SKIN’
Another female passenger was blocked from boarding the flight because of her outfit and is said the pilot doesn’t like people who “show a lot of skin”.
Catherine Bampton, 23, from Australia, wore a halter top while trying to catch a Virgin Australia flight from Adelaide on January 13, 2021.
However, she was then stopped by the female employee and left “publicly embarrassed”.
She explained: “She told me in front of everyone that the pilot was refusing to let me on the plane because of the clothes I was wearing.
“I was shocked and confused because my clothes were not revealing. It is shameful and humiliating.”
When asked what happened to her outfit, Ms Bampton insisted she was told “pilots don’t like people who show too much skin”.
She added: “I asked her if you couldn’t point your arms and back and she didn’t know how to respond.
“Other people who were waiting to board the plane were sitting there watching […] and you can see them staring in astonishment with their mouths hanging open. “
She was only allowed to board the plane with her coat on.
A Virgin Australia spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “Our in-flight dress code guidelines are similar to those of other airlines in Australia and the vast majority of those flying with us meet or exceed exceed that rule.
“As Australia’s most loved airline, it’s always been our intention that those traveling with Virgin Australia will feel welcome and have a comfortable journey.
“We are conducting a review of the incident and have been proactively trying to contact her to better understand what happened. We are also reminding frontline team members of the regulatory requirements. determine our attire for guests.”
The OnlyFans model has been “humiliated” after being accused of wearing revealing clothes on a flight after airline staff deemed her crop top “inappropriate”.
Isabelle Eleanore was traveling to Melbourne from Australia’s Gold Coast when she was told in February by a member of the flight crew.
Despite claiming she handled eight other people from budget airline Jetstar before boarding, the Instagram star was told her black crop top and jeans didn’t match as she made her way to the plane. .
She recalls: “I walked on the plane and showed my ticket, and the woman said ‘oh, do you have a coat?’
“I was like no, I don’t have a coat, expecting her to be like, ‘you’re going to be really cold’.”
She was shocked, the crew member told her, “‘You can’t fly in a bikini”, to which she replied, “It’s not a bikini, it’s a tunic.”
Isabelle was then told she wouldn’t be able to fly without “covering up” because her upper body was said to be too small – and was forced to wear a turtleneck vest.
After making a few calls, she said the flight attendant returned with a turtleneck vest, to make this – her chest gesture – ‘more appropriate’.
Isabelle, who was traveling with her husband, Jeremy Szwarcbord, continued: “Then I had to walk to aisle 26 wearing a turtleneck vest.
“And she was like, I’m really surprised no one told you this at the station. She looked at me like she was disgusted.
“I didn’t know how to deal with it and I didn’t want to be kicked off the flight so I just kind of felt like I was going to do what she said.”
The model sulked: “If I had small breasts, they wouldn’t say anything.”
Jetstar later apologized to Isabelle following the incident as they handled the situation.
SENSE ‘DISTURBING’ DRESS
A glam bodybuilder was banned from a plane this year after staff said her outfit would “disturb families”.
Deniz Saypinar tried to get her American Airlines flew from Miami to Texas on July 8 while she was wearing denim shorts, a brown tank top and a white shirt tied around her waist.
But she was hit back by staff members who appreciated the 26-year-old’s clothes and claimed they even said she looked “naked”.
The Turkish social media star said she broke down in tears as she discussed her challenge with her 1.1 million Instagram followers.
She explains: “I like to wear feminine clothes that show my femininity, but I never dress offensively to anyone.
“I’m mature and civilized enough to know what I can and can’t wear. I don’t deserve to be treated like the ugliest guy in the world for wearing denim shorts.
“What separates us from animals if man cannot control even his most primitive impulses.
“I feel offended. They don’t let me on the plane because I wear these shorts in the US,” she added.
A young woman shed tears after being shamed by an Alaskan Airline flight attendant in August.
In one videotapes which Sierra filmed shortly after the unpleasant experience, she can be seen crying nonstop and visibly shaking.
She wrote: “I have never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES!!!”
Sierra captioned the clip: “When the flight attendant shames you in front of the whole plane and threatens to kick you out for what you wear.”
In the video’s comment section, Sierra claimed that when she tried to walk away from the flight attendant because she was shouting at her, they then viciously grabbed her arm.
She said this happened after she agreed with the flight attendant to pull on her hoodie during the flight.
Sierra also said: “Appropriation of the costume aside, there is no point in attacking me verbally and physically and humiliating me especially when I obey her demands.”
A woman claims she was discriminated against for being a “fat, tattooed, mixed-race woman” after being kicked off a flight for wearing a crop top.
TikToker Ray Lin Howard said she was escorted off an Alaska Airlines flight and interviewed by police following an argument over her “inappropriate” attire.
She said she was repeatedly “harassed” by staff regarding her crop top and shorts, before sharing a viral video showing her sitting down with officers.
Ray told how she put on a sports bra after taking her seat and was asked by a flight attendant to put it on, and she complied.
The 33-year-old wore a pink leopard print crop top with short sleeves and a crew neck for the flight in September.
“Then they approached me again, saying I can’t wear this, my belly is showing and it doesn’t fit,” she continued.
Staff called the police after approaching Ray a third time.
She told the crew, “If you’re going to kick me, kick me. I did what you asked me to do. I want you to leave me alone.”
The recording artist said she felt she was “discriminated for being a fat, tattooed, mixed-race woman.
“Throughout my life as a fat person, I have had to deal with obesity, especially growing up in the Midwest, but not to this extent,” she added.
Officers seen in her clip agreed that Ray did not appear to have committed any offense after she explained the situation.
She later revealed in another TikTok video that the airline had called her to apologize and offer a discount code for future purchases.
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