Airlines Enforce Unwritten Dress Codes
CHARLOTTE, NC- Airlines are telling people what not to wear!
Southwest Airlines refused to let a woman board because an employee says she showed too much cleavage.
An American Airlines pilot lectured a passenger for wearing a t-shirt with a curse word.
Many travelers say airlines are overstepping boundaries.
"I'm more concerned about airport security. I think that should be the least of their worries," said Lisa Barfield, a Burlington, NC resident.
Others say a clothing crackdown is needed.
"It's like me sitting between two linebackers. Flying is about comfort and if I can't be comfortable next to somebody because I can't stop looking at them because they way they're dresses... I think that should be looked at," said Craig Kelly, a Denmark, IA resident.
Some travelers say airlines are trying to enforce rules they don't have. There are no published dress codes that regulate how low a hemline or high a neckline should be.
"Right now, when it's up to discretion of someone else, they might let someone on they think is ok that a passenger may think is not ok," said Kevin Prophet, a Washington, D.C. resident.
Some travelers say airlines should adopt rules, as long as they are reasonable and objective.
"I don't want a bunch of nuns setting it. On the other hand, Hugh Heffner probably shouldn't be the one setting it either," said Kelly.