Author: Nina Zipkin / Source: Entrepreneur Social media lit up with confusion, derision and concern during the weekend over United Airlin
Social media lit up with confusion, derision and concern during the weekend over United Airlines barring two teenage girls from their Minneapolis-bound flight for wearing leggings.
1) A @united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel.
— United (@united) March 26, 2017
Jonathan Guerin, spokesman for the airline, told The New York Times that the young passengers did not meet the dress code requirements for a program that allows airline employees and their families to fly for free.
“It’s not that we want our standby travelers to come in wearing a suit and tie or that sort of thing,” Guerin told The Times. “We want people to be comfortable when they travel as long as it’s neat and in good taste for that environment.”
The “pass travelers,” since they are designated as representatives of the company, are not allowed to wear things such as flip flops, torn jeans, midriff-baring shirts…