Advocates push for an airline passenger dress code

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/tra...enger-dress-code/story-e6frg8ro-1226207690869

    FROM skirts too short, to pants too low, some passengers are learning the hard way that their wardrobe can keep them grounded.

    Several high profile incidents have airplane passenger rights groups calling on airlines to publish dress codes just as clearly as ticket fares and baggage restrictions.

    Kate Hanni, executive director of FlyersRights.org argues the lack of consistency leaves passengers exposed to the judgments of the flight crew, who may take offence at clothing that would not be considered indecent off the plane, but which can lead to an argument and sometimes end with the passenger getting kicked off a flight.

    In September this year, Green Day singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, was kicked off a plane after a staff member reportedly deemed his pants to be "too saggy".

    Read More: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/tra...enger-dress-code/story-e6frg8ro-1226207690869
     
  2. Jimgotkp
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    Please... :rolleyes: I'm going to wear whatever I want to when I'm flying. If I want to feel comfortable then I will wear sweats and a t-shirt in F. :) As long as the clothing has no words or pictures of offensive material then I think life is good. ;)
     
  3. rwoman
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    Ah, yes, because legislation on the matter is going to fix the issue...:confused:
     
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    I don't think Lucky from OneMileataTime could fly anymore?
     
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    Then you may find yourself not flying :p

     
  6. Flyer1976
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    That's UA specific... I do believe he's flying AA these days...
     
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    I've seen a lot worse than "saggy" pants on many recent flights. Is this really something the airlines need to spend time on? There are so many other things that I would have higher on the list. But I do not work for an airline, so I guess I just don't understand.
     
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    Maybe TSA could just hand out some jumpsuits during or before screening that all passengers are required to wear in airports and on planes. These "safety garments" would do away with the need for full body scanners and for removing shoes or coats.
     
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    :( Looks like I have to transfer my miles to Amtrak ;)

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    No TSA and WIFI on certain routes. ;)
     
  10. Scottrick
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    The bed and WiFi will come in handy as the delays pile up on a trip to Chicago.
     
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    Ouch! Having your room will indeed come handy during a time like this! :eek:
     
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    Leave me alone. NO MORE RULES.

    Now if we could require deodorant, that's a rule I might support.
     
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    When I fly, I will wear whatever the hell I want. Unless it's obscene, it's no one's damn business.
     
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    Ditto. Might as well work on personal hygiene..
     
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    Maybe the airlines should charge fees based on what you wear? Or, better yet if they deem your outfit not fit for the flight, they could bring a cart by with over-priced clothes to sell to you...
     
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    Just turn you into a walking billboard. Though I will admit I would love to see them carry the right sizes, since I'm hard enough to fit as it is.
     
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    The airlines could also consider charging an extra $50 for the ticket, ask your size & include disposable clothing to wear on the flight. You could then get help by the airport screeners with getting changed!
     
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    Ah yes, but TSA is starting to search on the Rails. (Operation Gatekeeper I think) Screened DEPARTING pax in North Carolina and screened pax on Florida's Tri-Rail Commuter line in the past few months. How long before TSA is also the Train Security Agency????
     
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    This is outrageous... Are we going to see them at bus stations and ferry docks soon? :mad:
     
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    I am an old troll. I am able to trudge around the airports on my own without any help. When I am travelling alone I usually dress no nicer than when I am going to Walmart.
    This year I had to make a very rushed trip to attend a wedding. I made sense to put on my finery before the flight. I noticed that people who were accountable to some standard of dress treated me much "nicer" than I am usually treated. So yeah, if it means something to you be treated "nicer", try dressing up.:)
    But on the other hand, I'm still not planning to wear the silk tie on a mileage run.;)
     
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    TSA was screening on Amtrak to/from the YVR Olympics - I posted about such in February 2010.
     
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    To further the discussion of rails and TSA. They were screening people leaving the train, not those getting on.

    Barn-Horse-Lock?????
     
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    And look what happened to AA? ;)

    I think most people are reasonable enough to wear clothing that is non-offensive to anyone yet comfortable for them. I don't feel there is a need for more rules. Consistent enforcement of carry-on bag policy seems like a bigger issue with benefits for customers and airlines. I'd spend time thinking about that over someone's low hanging jeans or revealing top.
     
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    As long as people don't go barefoot, I'm ok with whatever they're wearing. ;)
     
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    Really? I thought UA was his home in the air! I must have missed something.
     

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