A mother says she was left “humiliated and embarrassed” due to her low-cut leopard-print top after almost being kicked off a flight in front of her seven-year – old son.
Eve J Marie was on a Southwest Airlines (SWA) flight from Dallas to Tulsa when she said she was confronted by a flight attendant and told her she was in violation of their dress code.
Eve, 26, says she was told that if she couldn’t change her clothing, she would have to leave the plane because she was displaying too much cleavage.
“When they threatened to remove me off the plane if I didn’t have a change of clothes, I felt completely humiliated, embarrassed and highly offended,” the mum said.
“I’m an A-list member for SWA and have a credit card with the airline and I have perks that allow any person travelling with me to fly free because of my high status with the airline.
“So even as being a loyal customer with them, I felt like the other women on the plane were judging me based on my attire and they were saying my breasts are too large.
“Well, that’s something I can’t help.”
“When the … attendant called me over and told me they had called somebody to inform me of needing to change my clothes or be removed, I was so surprised,” Eve said.
“The attendant herself apologised. This flight was my layover and the first flight said nothing, so if this was truly the policy then why was I not informed before I even boarded the first flight?
“I was scared that they would have left me stranded in Dallas when I was headed to Tulsa.
“At least, return me back to the airport I departed from on the beginning (Florida).”
“I didn’t have anything to change into so that same flight attendant gave me her work sweater to place on top of my chest,” she said.
“In the end, I was forced to sit on the plane in front of all the other passengers with her work sweater across my chest.
“This attendant advised me to contact corporate when I land.”
“I was completely upset and embarrassed at how I was treated,” she said.
“Nobody could tell me what exactly their ‘dress code policy’ was.
“I called corporate and they apologised and awarded me $100 flight credit.
“They also wanted me to send in a documented email so they can investigate more, but I have not done that yet.
“The SWA policy on clothing says nothing about dress code except ‘lewd’ … in which I was not that.
“In the end, $100 credit isn’t enough for the humiliation and discrimination I received on that flight. This all happened in front of my child.
“I was completely singled out for a policy none of the employees could explain.”