Harriet Osborne, a 31-year old mother-of-two claims she was kicked off an easyJet flight because she wore a low-cut see-through top with no bra.
She said she was asked to leave the flight from Malaga to Stansted by crew who told her that her clothing choice was not appropriate for a plane with children on board. The make-up artist slept on the floor at the airport with a friend before paying £149 to fly back home the next day.
The embarrassed mother told The Sun: ‘This air hostess confronted me in front of the whole plane and said I wasn’t allowed on in that top. ‘She said to me, ‘Oh no, move to the side’, and tried to cover me up with my hands. ‘I was escorted away from the aircraft. It was so sexist. I just burst out crying.’
EasyJet in a statement however said she was removed due to disruptive behaviour;
‘We can confirm that a passenger travelling from Malaga to Stansted on June 23 was unable to travel due to behaving disruptively. Following concerns about her clothing crew politely requested that the customer wear an additional top for the flight which the customer agreed to.
‘However she then proceeded to act disruptively towards a member of our crew. Our cabin and ground crew are trained to assess all situations and to act quickly and appropriately. We do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour towards our staff.’
What is your view on this? Do you think airline staff should mind their business or take this kind of action against people seen to be inappropriately dressed by their own standards?