Why United Airlines Bans Two Teenager Wearing Leggings From Boarding Flight
United Airlines barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis. The airline did not allow them because they wore leggings, the reason why the company received backlash and criticisms from many.
Many social media users took to Twitter to express their sentiments over the action of United Airlines. They said what the company did was wrong but the airline's spokesman, Jonathan Guerin, said the girls traveled under an employee travel pass, which allows relatives of employees to travel privileges not offered to ticketed passengers.
Due to the fact that they traveled under such pass, they had to follow a certain dress code. Under such dress code, travelers could not wear spandex pants. The girls agreed to change into clothing allowed by the airlines and flew on a later flight, NBC4i reported.
Ticketed passengers do not have to fly with the same dress code as those flying under employee travel pass. Ticketed passengers can wear leggings.
Some celebrities took to Twitter to comment on the incident. Patricia Arquette and Chrissy Teigen wrote different comments. Arquette questioned United Airlines why they did not allow the teenager girls to wear leggings on their first flight. Arquette added, "Who is your gate agent policing girls clothing? Was there something's strange about all these girls leggings? Do U understand U have just made at least half UR customers very unhappy?"
Teigen, on the other hand, said she flew on United Airlines in the past with no pants on as she wore a top as a dress. She said next time she has a flight on the airlines, she will wear only jeans and a scarf, E! News shared.
Many asked United Airlines to release the guidelines regarding the stricter dress code for those flying under employee travel pass but the company declined, saying it is an internal matter and cannot be made available to the public now. The identity of the teens involved remained unknown.