“Cover Up Or Get Off”: Girl Was Threatened To Be Kicked Off The Plane For Wearing A Low-Cut Top
April 15, 2019 17:58 By Fabiosa
Some airlines have obtained quite a bad reputation recently because of the way they treat their passengers. Some have to face unpleasant consequences for selling too many seats or having a crew that isn’t trained to deal with passengers. Unfortunately, Thomas Cook Airlines in England is one of the clearest examples of the problem.
Emily O'Connor shared the company’s unprofessionalism when its staff aggressively forced her to cover herself to get on the plane. The crew indicated that her clothes caused offense. They threatened that unless she covered up her top with another garment, they would put her off the flight.
Emily and her six friends boarded a flight from Birmingham to Tenerife for a vacation in the Canary Islands. Unfortunately, her trip was interrupted by an unimaginable experience with the airline's staff.
The 21-year-old girl explained that the staff humiliated her by surrounding her with 4 crew members who demanded to cover the inappropriate top that she was wearing, as it was highly offensive. They threatened to throw her out of the airplane.
Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “cover up” as I was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate”. They had 4 flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane. pic.twitter.com/r28nvSYaoY— Emily O'Connor (@emroseoconnor) March 12, 2019
Apart from that, another passenger assaulted her by shouting to shut up and put on a coat, calling her a pathetic woman. Nobody did anything to defend her.
To avoid further delay, Emily agreed to put on the coat a relative lent her just before breaking into tears of frustration and helplessness. The girl seemed to have entered the airport dressed what she had thought to be okay, and nobody mentioned it was forbidden.
I was given a jacket by my cousin sitting at the front of the plane and they did not leave until I physically put it on. They made comments over the speaker about the situation and left me shaking and upset on my own.— Emily O'Connor (@emroseoconnor) March 12, 2019
The airline explained that perhaps their way of acting wasn’t totally correct. However, that doesn’t deal with the negative impression made on the young woman and her friends.
Thousands of women supported Emily in social networks, where they showed their disagreement with the protocols of the Thomas Cook Airlines. They wonder why the company staff didn’t find a better way to deal with the problem. All the humiliation they made Emily go through seemed ridiculous, didn’t it?
What do you think about the issue? Was that top inappropriate indeed? Do you usually stick to a dress code during air travel? Share your thoughts in the comments.