Airlines atones a woman after threatening her. A 21-year-old British passenger said she was told her dressing “caused offense.”
Emily O’Connor, who was flying on a Thomas Cook Airlines flight from Birmingham Airport to the Canary Islands early this month, asked fellow passengers on the plane if they were disturbed by her clothing. No one said yes, CNN reported. She was wearing high-waisted pants and a cropped top with spaghetti straps.
“It was so mortifying,” the British woman told Yahoo UK. “I was so upset. They could clearly see that, yet they continued to note how inappropriate and offensive I was. I was really close to crying.” O’Connor said she was further humiliated when the scene was disclosed on the plane’s speakers.
She was eventually granted to board when a cousin who was on the plane gave her a jacket to wear.
O’Connor said on British TV that she wasn’t wearing a jacket when she boarded the plane because “I was hot, which is what I said to them.” She also saw that a man wearing just a vest and shorts on the plane was said nothing by the Thomas Cook Airlines.
Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook Airlines 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 – O’Connor tweeted.