Southwest and Revealing Outfits, Part Deux
She hasn't exactly seized the nation's attention like Kyla Ebbert, who was told by Southwest Airlines recently that she was dressed too skankily to fly (she adjusted her clothes and was permitted to take a seat), but a second flier targeted by the airline has surfaced.
According to a Jacksonville, Fla., TV news report, one Setara Qassim was told to bundle up in June because of her skimpy attire.
Hmmm. I'm starting to understand Southwest's side on this issue, and some of the responses to my previous blog on this subject. Evidently, the poor thing had to wrap herself in a blanket on her entire flight between Burbank and Las Vegas, despite the searing heat on the ground. And, really now, why did it take her three months for her to come forward? In the news clip, she says she felt exactly the way that Ebbert felt -- except she, of course, hasn't gotten to talk to Matt Lauer on the subject.
Then again, there are those who say that Southwest is just being hypocritical, that for years it used scantily dressed flight attendants to drive up business. To that end, check out this illuminating piece by Dallas Morning News columnist Cheryl Hall.
I have to admit that I dress like a slob when I fly, though I usually leave the skimpy outfits at home. And am I the only one who gets sort of grossed out by flipflops on airlines that come off the moment the flight takes off? Are those nasty airline floors the best place for bare feet? And while I'm at it, you can keep your naked toes away from me as well.
Anyhow, take a look at this new potential SWA evictee and let me know what you think. Did Southwest go too far, or not far enough?
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