Delta Just Roasted United On Twitter Over Leggings Incident
- Author: Zachary Reyes Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 9:45
Her tweet said she noticed United Airlines wasn't letting girls board because spandex wasn't allowed and they were wearing leggings.
Social media users accused United Airlines of sexist dress code practices when three girls wearing leggings were prohibited from boarding a flight due to their clothing. That's when social activist, Shannon Watts, who happened to be a witness - ended up tweeting the madness.
A United spoksperson told Washington Post that the girls "were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel".
The two girls who were not allowed on board were United Airlines "pass riders,".
Ever since yoga trousers and leggings have replaced jeans and khakis as the pant style du jour, people have had all kinds of opinions about what's appropriate dress and what crosses the line into too tight or revealing.
Several famous faces are speaking out amid news that United Airlines banned girls from flying because they were wearing leggings. "But when flying as a pass traveller we require them to follow rules and that is one of those rules".
Tweets of frustration and mockery toward United came pouring in from celebrities like Patricia Arquette, Chrissy Teigen and Sarah Silverman.
One of the three put a dress on over her leggings and boarded the initial flight.
Later, the company said that the passengers were not on a general ticket but were "pass riders" - understood to be United employees or their relatives eligible for free flights if there are spaces available. Others say in an era where leggings are made for casual wear - and even acceptable as part of a work outfit when well-accessorized - the policy is outdated and too strict. We regularly remind our employees that when they place a family member or friend on a flight for free as a standby passenger, they need to follow our dress code. Since when does @united police women's clothing? Dress codes aren't unusual for people who represent a business. In a statement posted to its website on Monday, the airline reiterated that customers are welcome to wear leggings and the restriction only applies to those using travel passes.
When the Daily News asked United reps if it had considered changing its policy, the company did not answer, and simply sent the statement defending the rules that are already written.