A Seattle woman was stopped from boarding her flight in Boston because the crew thought her shorts were ‘too short’.
Maggie McMuffin was trying to board her JetBlue flight from Boston to Seattle when she was told by air hostesses that ‘she was dressed inappropriately’. Crew told her she would not be allowed to board unless she covered up – despite having arrived in Boston on a connection with the same airline and having no problems.
The burlesque dancer was wearing what most of us would hardly call inappropriate at the time – shorts and a jumper.
This is what she was wearing:
McMuffin’s friend, Molly McIsaac, shared the incident and photos of her outfit on Facebook – and it’s since had over 1,600 shares.
This is what she was wearing last week when JetBlue told her she was dressed inappropriately and couldn’t board the flight from Boston to Seattle she had paid for.
No explanation was given except that the pilot said her clothes would prevent her boarding the plane.
Maggie ended up having to go to another terminal to buy a pair of women’s sleep shorts in XL for ‘proper coverage’
McIsaac added that, despite contacting JetBlue, all they have done to rectify the situation is ‘refund her for the swim trunks and give her less than $200 in credit,’ and the company has not offered an explanation for the crew’s behaviour.
According to the company’s policy, the airline have the right to remove anyone from a flight ‘whose clothing is lewd, obscene, or patently offensive’.
A JetBlue spokesman told MailOnline Travel: “The gate and onboard crew discussed the customer’s clothing and determined that the burlesque shorts may offend other families on the flight.”
While the airline has a right to deny anyone boarding, is it really necessary to ban someone from flying because of the length of their shorts?