A woman claims she was kicked off a flight in the U.S., because she was wearing a top which showed off her cleavage.
Brenda, from South Florida, said she was booted from a Spirit Airlines flight from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale because what she was wearing what was deemed as too risque by flight attendants, the INSIDE edition reports.
The on-board crew allegedly first accused her of being intoxicated, claiming she was ‘loud and belligerent’.
When she denied being drunk, it was then that Brenda claims a flight attendant raised the issue of her cleavage and told her to cover up.
Speaking about the incident, Brenda -who chose not to reveal her surname- told the INSIDE edition: “I feel awful. I can’t sleep. It is really affecting me, actually.”
Another passenger decided to take a photo of what Brenda was wearing, to prove it wasn’t out of line.
“They mentioned my body was too exposed and it was obvious it was my breasts and said, ‘You need to cover up. I feel if I was smaller or someone with a smaller breast size, there would have been no issue,” she added.
Brenda has also made the audacious allegation that flight attendants were looking for an excuse to boot her from the plane and that they made up the claim she was unruly.
And it seems fellow passengers are supporting her story. Her travel companion Cathy Supp said: “The way they treated her was terrible”. Supp ended up being kicked off as well.
Another Spirit passenger, Bob Kowaleski, wrote that staff ’embarrassed the young girl and she didn’t appear any more out of bounds than anyone else on flight’.
He added that they’d been treating her like a ‘street walker’, but Kowaleski said he ‘saw no potential problem with her.’
But Spirit Airlines have a rather different version of events and denied Brenda’s claims.
In a statement, the airline said:
The woman’s cleavage played absolutely no role in her removal. The woman was removed because she was intoxicated and other passengers complained about her behaviour.
The airline also denies she was kicked off the plane to make room for another crew member.