rules for flying

In-Flight Dress Code

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By now passengers are used to removing shoes, belts and jackets at the airport; but what about your skirt, shirt or dress?

This spring a woman was flying out of Las Vegas on Southwest airlines when she says an airline employee confronted her for showing too much cleavage. In another incident a passenger complained that an American airlines pilot lectured her for a shirt with an expletive on it. She was allowed to board after covering herself with a shawl.

First amendment lawyers say airlines have every right to enforce a dress code. They say the constitution prohibits government from limiting your rights but it does not apply to private companies. In short; if they don’t like your ensemble you might not fly.  read more »