I always thought of WN as being a "fun" airline -- flight attendants in shorts (and apparently in miniskirts themselves during the 1970s, from photos I've seen), jokes during pre-flight announcements, creative advertising ("a symbol of freedom"), etc. And I've often flown them for this reason.
But now it seems that Southwest is just becoming prudish. Was this woman's outfit a tad risque? Perhaps, although I personally don't see it. But it certainly wasn't lewd or offensive to anyone with reasonable judgment. I'm not going to say I'll never fly Southwest again, but when it comes to whose fares I'll check first when I'm on leisure travel, I'm a lot more likely to look at jetBlue or Virgin America, which seem to embrace the "fun" image.
At the very least, on an airline named Virgin America, I'll have some confidence I won't arbitrarily be thrown off the plane because some FA dislikes my attire.
Southwest needs to publicly apologize to this passenger and to say so on this blog.
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