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Old 08-26-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I've seen some outrageous and very inappropriate dress while traveling- in fact just in every day life. Do you think the airlines have the right to refuse someone because of offensive t-shirt or too much cleavage?

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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I don't think there needs to be a "dress code" per se, but I do think that an airline should be able to tell someone to cover up either too much skin or an offensive slogan or logo.

More than that I do wish they've make it a policy to not allow porn or magazines like Playboy and Penthouse on planes. There's a time and place for everyone, and anyone who can't spend a few hours on a plane without watching Debbie Does Dallas needs mental help.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I don't think anyone should wear t-shirts with offensive words anytime....it's just rude and not necessary!

Yes....any business should be able to refuse service to someone doing something offensive or tasteless. We have a business....if a customer starts cussing and carrying on, we ask them to leave...and we have the right to do so. If a customer came in half-naked, we would be within our rights to ask them to either cover up or leave...their choice!

So, when you are out and about in public, then you should use your noggin, dress accordingly and behave yourself!
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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It's a private company of course they have the right to do it.

What people wear on planes sometimes is nuts. As for me I enjoy traveling and aviation so I try to look decent not matter what class I'm flying. Usually all that means is jeans and a collared shirt. If I'm flying somewhere warm that is a vacation destination cacky shorts are good.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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I've seen some outrageous and very inappropriate dress while traveling- in fact just in every day life. Do you think the airlines have the right to refuse someone because of offensive t-shirt or too much cleavage?

Airlines: You can't wear that - Travel - NBCNews.com
They do have the right and some of them enforce their right. It's made the news and Dr Phil and other media in the past year or so. People have sued and lost - never heard of anyone winning against the airline.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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There should be some limitations to dress. I am an X-airline customer service agent. I saw some crazy stuff in my 23.5 yrs of service. 2 instances come to mind.

1: At a neighboring gate a youngish guy had on a T-shirt with the Fword. My colleague held the guy back and would not let him board. A supervisor was called and he was allowed to board, however my colleague gave him good tongue lashing about common decency.

2: I was the boarding agent on a flight to the Caribbean, a lady approached my podium as I took her ticket I noticed she was wearing a very sheer shirt and not wearing a bra. I paused, and looked again to be sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. Plain as day were her breast in all their glory. I was flabbergasted and unsure of what to do. I let her pass, then thought about it and decided if the flight attendant had an issue then we would deal with it. The flight took off to Nassau without incident. I wondered how many people even noticed!~
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I can remember (pre-70s) when almost all passengers dressed well for flights. I'd guess that changed the most when air fares dropped with deregulation in the mid-70s and planes became the new buses.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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I can remember (pre-70s) when almost all passengers dressed well for flights. I'd guess that changed the most when air fares dropped with deregulation in the mid-70s and planes became the new buses.
70s, too. I was young, but I remember my parents dressing me up to fly. Boy how times have changed! And yes, regarding the original post, the airlines have a right to deny boarding, it's their call. Aside from vulgar t-shirts, I've seen men wearing wife-beaters (undershirts). Who does that???
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:29 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I can remember (pre-70s) when almost all passengers dressed well for flights. I'd guess that changed the most when air fares dropped with deregulation in the mid-70s and planes became the new buses.
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70s, too. I was young, but I remember my parents dressing me up to fly. Boy how times have changed! And yes, regarding the original post, the airlines have a right to deny boarding, it's their call. Aside from vulgar t-shirts, I've seen men wearing wife-beaters (undershirts). Who does that???
I suppose I am heading into my oldster "get off my lawn" years, but I agree, this began after deregulation, and I too remember my family getting all spiffed up before flying. When I was young and my dad (who worked for an airline) was alive, there was more room on planes, and we often flew nonrev, so might have been in first class, all the more reason to leave the raggedy jeans at home. But even after my dad was long gone and I was paying full fare just for an economy seat, I still tried to be presentable.

It's interesting to consider the change. I've never been a huge proponent of any kind of dress code, but on the other hand, any time I am out in public, I am aware of a sort of social compact I have with the people around me. Generally, I am not thrilled to see a dirty face or torn, filthy clothing on anyone else over the age of 5, let alone sit next to it for several hours on a plane. So I bathe and put on clean clothing before I walk out the door. It never would have occurred to me to dress provocatively or make a political statement with a t-shirt, but I don't do much of that anyway. The kind of mentality that wants to display cleavage, a political slogan/F-word, or hairy chest is probably going to do it no matter what.

As others have said, it is the airline's call to judge who is or is not dressed appropriately. They may feel the need to keep out the riff-raff.

On the other hand, now that planes are full, airline seats are so cramped and I always bring a carry-on backpack, I make sure to dress very comfortably.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Personally, I do not "dress up." I don't wear a tank top or sleeveless shirt either. Nor do I wear a t-shirt. However, I do dress very comfortably onboard a plane. I do very little US travel; mostly internationally these days. And when you are on an already cramped plane, for 10+ hours, I like to be comfortable.

For women showing their cleavage, etc. I really could care less. So long as they don't mind me, and 200 other people looking at them, it really doesn't bother me. i can kinda agree with the offensive t-shirts. However, define offensive? To some people a real fur is offensive. Where is the line drawn? The "F" Word? The "B" Word? Where do we draw the line?
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