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blusk
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A lot of you are familiar with the Southwest Airlines Customer who was asked to cover up her outfit, and there has been a lot of attention devoted to this subject.  In fact, the Customer was on the Today Show this morning.  You might be interested in the perspective of one of the show's producers, Dan Fleschner.

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jeremy_n
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regardless of what we may think of this girls outfit southwest airlines DOES NOT HAVE A DRESS CODE and therefore the flight attendent has no right to enforce one. I for one will remember this the next time I make travel plans.
Joel_Heller
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Let me be sure I understand the facts: Before you can board, you've got to go through a machine that lets people see you naked, but a passenger's ensemble was too revealing? Better we should all fly naked. That way you can see that we're not armed.
TZ
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This is what Southwest should have used as their public statement. How about this Southwest? "We here at Southwest are committed to ensuring that all passengers are comfortable flying with us. However, in this capacity it is very difficult to keep everyone happy. In our effort to address a concern raised by one of our passengers, we did the best we could to address the issue fairly. We sincerely apologize for any embarrassment our personnel might have caused in the handling of this issue and intend to review our policies to further assist our personnel in making fair decisions based upon widely accepted standards and not solely on the opinion of a single passenger." Recommendation - hire better public relations people This statement might have saved you in the Civil suit but now you are vulnerable.
Joyce3
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HOORAY for Southwest! This woman should keep this dress style at Hooters or on San Diego campus. If I'm going to be a captive audience, I want to be able to accept it or not. Of course the guys will say I hope she sits next to me. Or, the young woman's peers would glow in the attention. I'm glad that Southwest is considering ALL their passengers. Now and again the public needs a good shake to wake up to some degree of decency.
Mom3
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If you had a dress code posted, it would be one thing, but the girl was not wearing anything illegal - just distasteful (and that is just this viewer's opinion). How can you justify the enforcement of a standard that was not previously posted and purely subjective? I thought you were an airline, not the fashion police. You are as bad as the airline that booted off the mother who was breastfeeding. Just one more reason I don't fly anymore.
M__M_
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Too bad no one took a "before" picture -- before the adjustment. All these comments are based on looking at the "after", which of course was not the issue. If there is some sort of hearing, she should be asked to wear the identical clothing and then place the clothes as they were when they originally offended the customer. The skirt is not long enough to be a "skirt" if worn at the normal placement on the body. It's only a YOKE. Yes, it's a free country, and we're entitled to be whatever, however, it's also a good thing to use some common sense and consider the feelings of others out there. Being thoughtful and considerate of each other is key to ending wars -- ALL of them.
carroll3
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I am certain a Customer from that flight brought her attire to the attention of the ground crew that day. It is not uncommon to ask a Customer to change shirts when the shirt says something offensive. If an outfit or shirt draw that much attention then it is the responsiblity of the employee to resolve it. That nut got on the flight looking like a tramp and I assure you if she were interviewing for a nursing home job she would have covered up. My question is did she get the Hooters job? If so I will dine elsewhere.
Jim_Ehlert
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I was very disappointed to read about SouthwestÃ
Val
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Exactly when did it become a crime to wear a miniskirt when flying?? and exactly what "Concerns" did someone have? Are we now gulity before anything bad actually happens? The employee who lectured the young lady was wayyyyyyyyyyy out of line!!!!! In my book that is HARRASSMENT!!!! and LAWSUIT and BIG $$$$ for trhe young lady. I hope ALL women ask their husbands, boyfriends , dads, sons etc to boycott your airline. It would be great !!!! I will tell my family or friends to never fly with you because of this particular incident. I will also ask my Congressman to see if you are getting any Federal monies. If so, I think that should stop as well. If you can't serve all taxpayers, no tax dollars for you. If I were USAIR I would be offering everyone who has a ticket with you a free exchange ticket with them - called the NO HASSLE PROMOTION. You want to serve the morally correct, have at it. Hope it brings you to bankruptcy! Most of us who fly worry about the big picture like will the landing gear come down! not who is wearing shorts or miniskirts!! And to those of you who are reading this and agree that you don't want someone else to impose their convictions on you, you can make a difference CHOOSE NOT TO FLY Southwest! No matter how they sugar coat it , this is still HARRASSMENT of women !
Amy14
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I applaud SWA for standing up for a little modesty and taste. When the girl was on the Today show and stood to show her outfit, she had to adjust it by pulling on her skirt then. I can only imagine how short it must have been before she was asked to adjust it. SWA has the right to make whatever regulations they want. If I were another passenger on that flight, I would be grateful to not have to look at another person's body parts that should be covered. And if I were the next passenger to sit in her seat, I would wish she had been sitting on that blanket rather than covering up with it.
S_andy
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THANK YOU SOUTHWEST AIRLINES I am so tired of see to much of a persons body under garments in public. As for Kayla and her mother they are part of the immoral movement that is destroying the USA. If you must dress that way please stay off the planes.
Jen12
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Kudos to SW! As their Contract of Carriage states, "Carrier may refuse to transport or remove from the aircraft at any point any passenger in the following categories as may be necessary for the comfort or safety of such passenger or other passengers: (1) Persons whose conduct is or has been known to be disorderly, abusive, offensive, threatening, intimidating, or violent, or whose clothing is lewd, obscene, or patently offensive;" If someone complained (and I imagine more than 1 person complained for Keith to talk to her about it) then Keith was following the Contract. When you fly SW you are agreeing to this Contract whether you realize it or not.
Nancy_Anderson
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I must comment, because in a written media article, the girl in question said that she "adjusted her top, so that less of her stomach showed" before getting back on the plane. Go back and take a look at her skirt- it's all of about 6 to 8 inches, top to bottom, barely enough to cover her necessary parts, and then when you realize that she also had her t-shirt hiked up nearly to her sweater- that's about a foot or so of naked torso, all out there for the world to see. come on people!!! Is this really okay with everybody??? Is modesty really so outmoded that there are no standards at all? For her to go onto national TV, as she did, with her outfit "altered" from the way it was when the flight attendant initially spoke with her is outright deception. If she's not embarrassed of her apparel, she should be ashamed for her lying.
LAND_OF_THE_FRE
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America is the land of the free. I am free to travel without being sexually assaulted by a man in a trenchcoat or a woman in a skirt that is too short to cover what should be legally covered in public. Thank you Southwest for protecting my rights!
blusk
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Thanks to all of you who have posted thoughtful comments on all sides. To those of you talking about the Taliban, etc, I hope you have shared your anger with NBC who felt it necessary to cover up the same outfit--without permission. It boggles the mind to equate how putting restrictions on an outfit unsuitable for network television equates with the Taliban.
pov
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The last I heard this was still a free country. Was she doing anything illegal? No. So the actions of Southwest were way out of line. As for perspectives like the one of the "Mother with 3 children" - do you ever take your children to the beach? If so what do you do about the many bikinis that are skimpier than most panties.
Rosalie1
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I went to a little work to find a website where this was handled appropriately and hats off to Southwest for dealing with this in a public forum style. However, I'm siding with the Airlines.....my personal feeling is that the airlines are telling this young woman what her mother should have told her when she was 12 or 13.....yep, she's dressing like others her age, which is a tragic statement about how some feel it is OK to show up in public. Call me old-fashioned and conservative, but there's a line of good taste, our society has plunged over it and people are afraid to say "that's inappropriate". In fact,I've known college girls who make a distinction between "real clothes" and "slut clothes".....I just hope she wasn't going to a job interview!
Dan17
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Mr. Lusk's latest comment is quite revealing. As a member of management, he sets the tone for employee-to-customer communications, and that tone appears to be defensive and antagonistic. So the next time any of you Southwest diehard fans encounter a customer service rep at this airline more interested in sassing back than actually helping, just remember that the attitude has management's stamp of approval.
Steve12
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Brian Lusk, You, as the Manager of Communications for SWA, continue to amaze me. Your attitude shows you are a self righteous individual who just doesn't give a damn about the general public's opinion. Remember, the people who have written here are or could be future customers. If you did not want to hear what the people said, you should not have even opened it up for discussion. Your last comment at 2:45 pm on September 9, 2007, proves you have zero professionalism. NBC and TODAY and whether people who posted an entry on this blog is none of your business and since they are not party to the original issue, leave them out of your discussions. If people feel like they want to exercise their right to complain to NBC, they will. And they will do so not to the PR department but to the Chairman and CEO of GE. jeff Immelt does take the time to listen to people's complaints. Where is Gary Kelly on this issue? Please do not deflect SWA's responsibility and your lack of professionalism to NBC. SWA has created the problem. I hope your boss, Garry Kelly, hears from the people about your behavior. I now can see where SWA gets it's ill mannered communications program.
nsx
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Rod posted: "Silly differentiation. Pointless. There is no alternative view of what happened. The facts are not being disputed." Wrong. The facts ARE being disputed. If I believed her version of the story to be complete and correct, I'd agree that Southwest made a mistake. But I don't believe her version. Not for a minute. A person who's angling to meet Hugh Hefner and has an obvious financial interest in exaggerating her story has far less credibility with me than an airline employee who sees ultra-casual dress many times per day and who has no axe to grind. If she was dressed exactly as she appeared on TV, I doubt anyone would have said anything. There must have been something very unusual about this situation. Maybe she accidentally flashed her bottom to another passenger? Nobody here knows except Southwest, and for reasons I can't understand they are not telling. Why are people so quick to believe the worst about Southwest and so willing to believe a customer whose financial interests are served by maligning Southwest? The "I'll never fly Southwest again" crowd is far too credulous, in my opinion. Not everything you see on TV is true. I'm betting that the full story will look very different from what those people are currently assuming to be proven facts. As one example of facts in dispute: Nobody has asserted as a fact that she was wearing underwear or that she was not, or that it was regular underwear or a thong style that leaves the bottom exposed. A few people here might say that anyone should be able to board a flight with her buttocks showing, wearing a bikini or whatever, but I guarantee that I'd never be allowed to do so with MY buttocks exposed. Trust me, that's a sight you wouldn't want to see.
Brian_McBride
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This issue represents a clash of cultures. There is the small toen culture of mutual respect for one another which is rapidly eroding in this country. Just as rapidly, the self-obsessed culture grows. Southwest at one time, prescribed revealing uniforms for their flight attendants. This was also an age where sexual discrimitation and females were exploited for being female. While the culture has grown more self-obsessed and individualistic, the corporate culture including Southwest evolved to become more conservative. On a number of occaisions I have asked people to not smoke or coduct their personal cellualr telephone conversdations near me because I find it rude and an invasion of space. Most of these individuals are put off. Nonetheless, I am entitled to my peace of mind just as much as person committing the violation. It appears to me that the SWA flight attendant felt the same. He or she was most likely acting in the best interest of a number of people who expressed offense at the outfit. Self-expression is appropriate and justified. However, revealing attire when worn in an inappropriate setting is justification for question. This young woman should NOT have been wearing such attire on the airplane, in my opinion. As with every airline, there is a contract of carriage that limits your rights in exchange for air travel. I would imagine that these terms and conditions are in writing and could have been reviewed by the young woman prior to air travel. However, the median educational level of a waitress at Hooters usually precludes comprehension of the material in the aforementioned contract. I applaud Southwest for standing up for the common good versus the rights of individuals.
Steve5
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Brian, Keep it up you'll find yourself working for JB soon, hopefully. The shareholders are about to send a message.......... stay tuned! Thanks, Steve
Joe25
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Look, so a flight attendant made a judgement call that may or may not have been the right one. People need to be able to do their jobs, and make decisions. Empowerment is so very important, but people will make decisions that not everyone agrees about. Look at how poorly run most of the airline industry is. For those of you who say you'll never fly Southwest again... I give you two flights on another airline, you'll be back...
Laurie1
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Thank you for taking a stand on dressing more modestly! I truly appreciate what you did in this incident and how you handled it. Come on America ~ let's take a stand for more modest dress in our country!!!
sandidandy
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I cannot believe that Southwest allowed an employee to cause a young AMERICAN citizen such blatant humiliation, then goes so far as to not even apologize! I hope she sues the HOTPANTS off of you! I implore anyone who decides to support this airline in the future by purchasing a ticket on one of their flights, to board the plane wearing skimpy little hot pants like the ones their own flight attendants used to wear in order to get more business........I also suggest that a large group of breastfeeding mothers board the plane, and start nursing their babies publically..............the lawsuits that follow after your own humiliation could potentially pay for your sweet little babie's college tuitions! In my opinion, southwest airlines has acted in an incredibly rude, and hypocritcal manner, and should issue a HUGE cash settlement as well as a public apology to this young lady, her family, and all who were offended by their actions.
Ray_Snyder
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What's the big deal...Some tramp wore a skimpy outfit on a plane. This is so trivial that the whole country shouldn't have even found out about it in the first place! Maybe the outfit was in bad taste, maybe not. It depends on the observer. But there are non-written dress codes at many businesses. (Shirt and tie at a fancy restaurant, collared shirt at the golf course.) I myself have been turned away from the golf course because I forgot to wear a collared shirt. Did I complain-No. Did I sue-No. I went home and got changed. If this bimbo was so embarrassed about the attention she got on the plane, then she wouldn't go on national TV wearing the same darn outfit. It's just a ploy to get some money out of the already hurting airline industry. If I was the airline, I wouldn't give this gold digger her more than a brief apology and $500 for her time, trouble, and total damages. She already walks around half naked at Hooters, so she must be used to the attention. If I was on a jury, I would feel guilty giving her practically any cash, knowing that I was taking jobs away from hard working people to pay for her award. Give me a break! I am so sick and tired of frivolous lawsuits. I thought that crap went out with the 1990Ã
sunshyn
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thank you southwest. i used to travel a lot and it was comical to see what we called the "airport tramps" . Everyone else is dressed in normal clothes, usually comfortable clothing, shorts, jeans, or some in business clothing for trips. Then there's the women who just need a little more attention than others, so they walk around half dressed and it is ridiculous. Poor girls don't have enough confidence in themselves that they have to go looking for it on their flight lol. Kudos to Southwest for stepping up & taking a stand. I wish more companies would do the same. As for her being embarrassed as she said, she should have been more embarrassed hours earlier leaving her house looking like a tramp
sunshyn
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In reading previous comments, for the MOST part I see that men have no problem with it (shocking !!! ) but women who are tired of this type of thing agree with the stand that Southwest took
Angela5
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Thank you for not apologizing. Thank you for taking the responsibility for your own business and not allowing people to board your planes less than half dressed. SW has the right to refuse service. Its like someone coming into your home/store with their crack showing. You can ask them to leave. If you do, you'll need to give them their money back (which is just fine if you don't want them there). Thank you for taking a stand. I second the other comments regarding the fact that it was her "CROTCH" showing now something like a wrist, calf or even belly button. And I agree with this statement: "I say bravo, Southwest. I was your loyal customer before, but I really am now. This was a common sense decision, handled very well. I would expect that if a man boarded your plane with his genitals exposed that you would ask him to do the same thing. ItÃ
Zay_Sevier
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You pulled my first blog, probably because I mentioned another blogger in a desparaging way (the blogger couldn't spell). And perhaps because I cited some upper management at Southwest. But here's the gist of my remarks, without the personal note: Just a note to let you know I am spearheading a boycott of Southwest Airlines. If you have become the fashion police of the skies, I think I and all of my acquaintances can find another airline. I'm taking this action because of the disgraceful way you embarrassed and humiliated Ms. Kyla Ebbert
Father_of_3_-_s
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Thanks for doing the appropriate thing Southwest. In today's culture the if it feels good to me mentality often overrides the sensibilities of others who try to instill with morals. Several points to be made: - It's public transportation on a budget. For all those business people that said, no more business from me? I doubt you're a business person, and to equate proper attire to the girl's too skimpy outfit deems you more of a closet ogler than a professional. If you're willing to go pay more money from other airlines, then I would also question your business acumen. - Those who say what would you do about all the visions of girls on the beach in skimpier clothing? I'd do what I do now, I won't take my kids there. There. Problem solved. You know what? It was my choice. - The problem with comparing this to IRAQ or the Taliban or ISLAM is that those countries BEAT or IMPRISON people. That's not the same as requesting someone wear appropriate attire and board another flight, or cover up with a blanket. - In this age of Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears flashing we apparently have lost our moral compass, and rather than be appalled, many are looking for the next titillating thing. Go find it elsewhere. Not on an airline. In the end, all of the single college males, and college sorority girls that are posting offense to this, don't forget that It's extremely profitable to cater to families. My family of 5 has to buy 10 tickets for a round trip flight. You and you're boyfriend or girlfriend have to buy 4. That's a differential of 6 extra tickets that I'm paying for. It's not just moral sense, it's good business sense.
Bonnie3
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I just wanted to applaud Southwest for responding to customer complaints by upholding their Contract of Carriage. They did not act illegally by censoring this girl, but responsibly, by taking action in light of complaints by other paying customers. I sure hope that this girl wins no money in court based on media hype or "discrimination" against someone who is free to dress the way they want. I have read hundreds of comments on multiple sites about this issue and people keep drawing comparisons of bikinis at beaches showing more skin or that people in favor of modest dress want women to wear burkas. That is ridiculous! It is not out of line to expect someone to not flash their panties when they sit down and cross their legs (she didn't make her case well on national television when she did just that!). Thanks Southwest for staying family friendly and standing behind your policy about lewd attire!
Barry11
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The following text is from the Corporate Governance section of the Investor Relation portion of the Southwest website: Corporate Governance Issues In the wake of well-publicized corporate scandals, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange have issued multiple new regulations, requiring the implementation of policies and procedures in the corporate governance area. Since beginning business in 1971, Southwest has thrived on a Culture which encourages an entrepreneurial SPIRIT in its Employees, and has emphasized personal responsibility, initiative, and the use of independent, good judgment. The Golden Rule is one of our core values, and we have had a Ã
Katie_B_
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To everyone out there whining about this being a free country and the Bill of Rights- you are right, it is a free country and Southwest is a business, not a government institution. They have the right to refuse service. That's part of being a business in a free country. No one is forcing you or that scantilly clad woman to fly them. The fact that people are calling for a lawsuit disgusts me and makes me realize that people truly have no concept of what the Bill of Rights entails. Wake up- go get a 10th grade civics book and then get outraged that this company is being attacked for doing something that is perfectly legal. I'm more scared about living in a country where business owners have to worry about whiney college girls sueing over situations in which business owners acted within their rights. No one balks or cries "discrimination" at night clubs that have dress codes. Get a clue.
Michelle25
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Kudos to Southwest! I expect to have to lecture my children to turn their heads at the beach-- but not on an airplane. Modesty standards have reached an all time low. Thank-you Southwest Airlines. I will always choose you first when I fly.
Crap_SW_Airline
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This is the worst incident in travel history. Southwest Airlines should stop all their flights, get ride of all STUPID airline (IQ test) before resuming service. I'm a business traveler on SW airlines everyweek. I will now stop using SW. I've seen enough of your big headed FAT waitress take the federal law and act like queen bee's. MR. SW CEO, please resign. Get someone in that knows customer service. ---let's hope the fat lady sings for your company.
BEWARE__Mr__Lus
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>>> It boggles the mind to equate how putting restrictions on an outfit unsuitable for network television equates with the Taliban. Posted by: Brian Lusk - Manager of Customer Communication and Corporate Editor | September 9, 2007 at 2:45 pm >>>Read your history lessons, Mr. Lusk. This is exactly how it all begins. One small step. Be very afraid. What goes around, comes around and it might be your turn next to be the one discriminated against. Perhaps "mind boggled" persons will not be allowed to fly?? Goodbye SWALosers ~~
Kristi3
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Good for you, SWA. We will continue being loyal customers, ESPECIALLY after this incident. I was once a slut myself, and it's really sad how far these women go for attention. I would be horribly offended (because of my children who would also see this) if I was on the same plane as this woman, and am ashamed for ever dressing this way myself. No child should be exposed to a woman whoring herself out like that in such a public arena. Thank you for standing up for the families who travel with you. I wish more companies took a stand against this kind of blatant pornography. Little eyes are watching, we should all be more careful.
Anonymous4371
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I find several things interesting about the general tone of the comments thus far. FirstÃ
K_
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Has anyone ever considered that she had her shirt pulled up and that sweater covering those fake boobs on the today show interview?... not to mention she WASN'T SITTING DOWN. she was LEANING on a stool that was about hip height anyway. We didn't see how she was ACTUALLY dressed that day. Any moron would know to downplay an outfit like that on national TV... she made the best out of the situation. I'm 22, and I sure don' t go out looking like I'm about to turn tricks. Some women should grow up and learn to respect their own bodies enough not to flash strangers on air planes. Not to mention have the decency to respect people around them enough to cover themselves. SHAME ON HER MOTHER for allowing her daughter out of the house this way. she should have taught her better than this. This airline is a company... it isn't owned by the government, and they have the right to remove anyone they please. Think about it next time you go out looking like the whore on the corner. If i had to sit next to some slut with her hoo-haw airing out in my face, i'd ask for her to be removed too, if for no other reason than I may come out smelling like *white trash* at the end of the flight.
Anonymous4371
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Any by the way ... Those of you sad, troubled people who have seen fit to attack Brian Lusk ... all he did was provide a link to an article by someone who was actually on the Today Show set during the telecast, and who apparently has no ax to grind one way or another, AND provide a forum for you to spew your venom. Those of you who have appointed yourselves as the protectors of poor Ms. Ebbert's rights ... what about the rights of Mr. Lusk and of the people who happen to disagree with you. Of ... I forgot ... for your ilk, only people who agree with you deserve rights and consideration. It is you who should be ashamed ... not for having an opinion, but for being unable to state your opinion without trampling on the very principles you allege to be defending.
robert_Meade
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I will nver fly your airline or affiliates again. I have sat next to people that smelled so bad that I had to complain and was told by the flight crew to hold my nose. shame on you. dress code and this from the airline that started hotpants. take your purtiian ideas and keep them to yourselves.
Joe_Stewart
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I have to fly occassionally but have never flown Southwest. I will make it a point to try and do so now. I have seen pictures, news stories and interviews concerning Ms. Ebert and she strikes me as a very attractive young woman that enjoys attention. She may even think that all of this is the best thing that has ever happened to her. Judging by some of the comments it seems that some people believe that as long as A person is not violent they can get on A plane in any condition they want. Being naked would not be out of the question. I hope that these folks will re-examine their thinking and I hope Ms. Ebert enjoys her fifteen minutes of fame.
Sarah_Oliver
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I am writing to express my full support and thanks for the standout class and unwavering stance that Southwest has taken with the customer that was asked to cover up her outfit. In a world that has sunken to permitting and now advocating this sad mentality that embraces females flaunting their bodies I applaud Southwest and the flight attendant that took a stand. It is sad to turn on the Today Show and watch a host such as Matt Lauer justify and attack Southwest for doing what is rightÃ
Pam6
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I READ THE ARTICLE AND I'M SORRY BUT I DIDN'T SEE WHERE THE GIRL WAS KICKED OFF. TO ME IT LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS ASKED TO CHANGE HER CLOTHING WHICH SHE DID AND THEN CONTINUED ON THE FLIGHT. IF THIS ISN'T THE WAY IT HAPPENED LET ME KNOW. IF THIS IS THE WAY IT HAPPENED SO WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOME OF THE COMMENTS ARE WAY OUT OF LINE. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE MAKING RIDUCLOUS COMMENTS. YOU MUST NOT FLY OFTEN SO SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH A LITTLE MODESTY AND DIGNITY? SOCIETY NOW BELIEVES IT IS OKAY TO DO WHAT EVER THEY FEEL LIKE DOING WITH NO REGARD TO HOW IT EFFECTS OTHERS OR THEMSELVES. AND HOW (SUE )HAPPY ARE THESE PEOPLE. I'M NOT CONVINCED SOME OF THE THINGS PEOPLE (SUE) FOR THEY DIDN'T DO ON PURPOSE SO THEY COULD (SUE). AND DON'T WE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN HAVE ARE NEWS BE ABOUT WHAT A GIRL WORE ON A FLIGHT? GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pat_Ludy
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Soooooo.....what's next? The burka? Asking the young woman to get off the plane cause her skirt was a mini??? From the company that used to dress their attendants in orange and brown very short uniforms???? This is sick...I am glad to see all the comments posted. Whoever made the judgement call to iniciate the incident needs some mental help. You owe that young woman an apology...and the instigator should be more than sensored... Glad I don't have to fly Southwest anymore as others are available..
Jennifer_Pursle
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Seems to me this is a privately owned company, so you are within your rights to make a request to a passenger. Obviously, there were concerns from OTHER passengers that were voiced. If we're going to talk about "rights," they have them, too.? I am personally tired of the continual assaults upon our family's values and beliefs from every direction, and no, I am not physically able to filter it all as a parent. I appreciate the fact that someone out there actually listened to and did something about what most of us out here are thinking and saying.
Sylvia_Anne
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Although everyone is entitled to their opinion, it seems an airline has very little ability to question the attire of a passenger unless the attire can in some way cause a danger during the unlikely possibility of an emergency egress. As for the comment from the newsshow, although you could see up her legs, it is considered rude and certainly in obscenely bad taste to do so. In addition, even if you sit in the seats facing the bulkhead, who can possibly see up anyone's legs without a blatant and tasteless attempt to do so? What will the airline do when a woman dressed in a burka comes aboard? Will they demand that she remove it as it may cause a danger to her if the plane encounters an emergency? After all, all that material may get caught in a seat, cause her to trip, cause others to be distracted; the dangers are endless. And, by the way, does this also mean that women cannot breast feed their child on southwest airlines with appropriate cover? This decision was out of line and the airline should be responsible for an apology, remuneration for the embarrassment and the crew needs the ability to attend a seminar on personal rights.
Connie6
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Thank you, Southwest! I applaud you for asking this young lady to cover up. I clearly saw her underwear on the Today Show, and I presume that was the complaint on the airline. This was more than a case of I" don't like how she is dressed or how he smells." It is indecent to allow the public to see the crotch of your panties!
D_B_Williamson
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Official airline of the NFL, I think not. The cheerleaders on the sidelines of the games we watch on television are not covered up that much. Maybe you should pull your advertising, maybe the NFL should instead.