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Airline controversy over booze and low-cut top

February 3, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Controversy swirls after allegations that a female passenger was removed from a flight before takeoff for wearing a low-cut top that showed too much cleavage.

The airline says the woman was evicted from a Spirit Airlines domestic flight in the US because she was drunk, but the woman herself, who is from Florida, says the action was taken because of how she was dressed.

Two passengers posted on Facebook after the incident, saying a flight attendant told the woman “her bosom was too exposed”.

The garment at the centre of the dispute

A report in Local 10 News said that another passenger, who didn’t know the woman in question, was also kicked off the flight from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale for stepping in to defend the woman.

A Spirit spokesman told the news outlet that although a flight attendant had suggested the woman cover up, that comment was just an aside.

The spokesman said the woman was intoxicated, and while she was leaving, the flight attendant who had ordered her off said, in passing, “By the way, you might want to cover up.”

Written by Peter Needham

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