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Old 1st Jun 2016, 08:10
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Was airline right to prevent woman travelling in 'inappropriate' shorts

Was airline right to prevent woman travelling in ?inappropriate? shorts?


This on a JetBlue flight from Boston to Seattle.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 08:22
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The incident reflects the infantile prudishness and fear that most US citizens seem to have when it comes to the human body. Who the hell did the crew think they were, deciding what is "acceptable" and what is not. There's nothing remotely indecent about the upper thigh. I bet that the objector was a deeply committed Christian of the kind that just loves telling us all how to behave, surrounded by colleagues without the balls to tell the deeply committed Christian to get stuffed and grow up.

The incident also shows just how dreadful is the fashion sense of many women in the USA. She deserved to be shot for that, of course.

It also shows how far down the line the industry has gone in empowering cabin staff, sometimes not the sharpest tools in the box, to make and enforce their own stupid decisions on which passengers, who have paid for their tickets, should be allowed on to the aircraft. The fact that their idiocy is often enforced in the name of the Captain is meaningless if no Captain dares not to support the cabin staff, for fear of the consequences.

And off we go to JB.
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So a Muslim crew would have been happy with the exposure?
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Good job this Jet Blue crew don`t work the UK/ Med routes in summer, they`d never get the damn thing airborne

I`ve seen as short if not shorter on Jet2 and Monarch flights
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 08:39
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In answer to the OP:

If the airline has a dress code for passengers and that is made perfectly clear at the point of sale, (e.g. a specific tick box on the on-line form), then yes.

If the objection is made at the whim of an individual staff member, then probably not.

If it is airline policy that inappropriate dress may be judged by certain employees and again, this is made clear at the point of sale, then yes.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 09:09
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Doesn't look inappropriate one little bit to me. I guess growing up in the 60's free free from restrictive religions, political correctness, and all the other things that have been foist on society these days in the name of "freedom" and "anti discrimination", means these things were normal in the days we have all been freed from!
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The incident reflects the infantile prudishness and fear that most US citizens seem to have when it comes to the human body.
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It's standard in Europe. These people get on an constantly ask for the heating up be turned up. And act surprised that's it's cold at 0300 in Scotland or northern England.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 09:39
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I remember two well endowed females stopping in front of our 757 in Malaga, lifting up their T shirts to expose two pairs of impressive knockers before heading for the front steps. It made our day!
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 09:40
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Well, when I was working over in Western Australia in the 80s, the mining company lads would travel back to Perth
dressed in Stubbies (short shorts that were de rigeur for the working bloke at the time).
The only problem was when they sat, their equipment would tend to display out one side or the other (depending on which side they 'dressed').
The girls (F/As) handled it with aplomb, though.

oops, I just realised how I described the girls' usual reaction. .. No, they didn't offer to tuck it back in, either.

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Old 1st Jun 2016, 10:02
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If there's one thing that should be banned it's the word "inappropriate".
Especially in the US it's used to mean "I" or "We" (self appointed guardians of the public morals) don't like it so it shouldn't be allowed. No doubt good god-fearing folks.
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Let me see. The US is filled with a bunch of Christian prudes? You need to get a head adjustment brother as there are more whore houses, strip clubs, massage parlors and other sexual social events going on in the US everyday 24 hours a day than any funky beach on the far side of the NA. The San Fernando Valley (near LAX), is the porn capital of the world and damn proud of it as well. Amazing how some ignorant, know nothings think they know about the US. Just another bigot I guess.
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...there are more whore houses, strip clubs, massage parlors and other sexual social events going on in the US everyday 24 hours a day than any funky beach on the far side of the NA. The San Fernando Valley (near LAX), is the porn capital of the world and damn proud of it as well.
It is in reaction to the above that puts the following folks' proverbial panties in a wad:

The US is filled with a bunch of Christian prudes
The mention of 'families', as proffered by the JetBlue cabin crew is code in America for Christian values by the way.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 10:36
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PC hypocrisy from the country that has the largest porn industry in the world. And gave us Hooters (God Bless 'Em). I can never get my head around the prudishness in the USA about public nudity and yet complete 'anything goes' attitude to others stuff!
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Inappropriate? They should all be made to watch the Fleggaard advert - freely available on HughTube
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What nonsense. Are the crew now fashion police as well? As long as clothing does not interfere with normal movement and emergency egress (flipflops, anyone?) they should refrain from this sort of actions.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 12:05
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Looking at the picture, is "shorts" perhaps American for what in English is called "knickers"?
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 12:22
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Are the crew now fashion police as well?
It is not really an issue of being "fashion police" it is a matter of decency.

One assumes that if someone turns up dressed only in underwear then that is indecent. One could reasonably expect a substantial number of passengers to be offended and the airline would act accordingly.

So the difficult question is, what level of incremental dress brings one from indecent to decent? I'm not so sure I know the answer.

One could also reasonably expect this thread to move very soon.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 12:25
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What is most ridiculous is that she can be accused by many there of being inappropriately dressed, yet the same individuals wouldn't bat an eyelid if she was carrying a rifle or shotgun down the road. Priorities, folks....
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