Obscene T-Shirt Gets Man Banned From Flying

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Airline_Bans_Passenger_Over_F-Bomb_T-Shirt_092011

    A man wearing an obscene T-shirt says he was banned from getting on his flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
    Mike Bahari was passing through O'Hare the other night on his way from New York to Oklahoma .
    When he missed connections, he was stuck in Chicago overnight without his luggage. The only shirt he had was the one he was wearing.
    We can't show you what it says, but it has the "F" word printed on it in bold lettering. It wasn't a problem flying into O'Hare

    But when he got there, the people at American Airlines didn't think the T-shirt was so cool.
    Bahari did turn his shirt inside out, but he was still denied.
    The airline says they are within their rights to reject passengers "clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers."

    Read More: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Airline_Bans_Passenger_Over_F-Bomb_T-Shirt_092011
     
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  2. milchap
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    If the shirt was turned inside out and the offensive material disappereared what is the problem?
     
  3. uggboy
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    Would like to have a look too! NO? YES!:D
     
  4. Mapsmith
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    I have to applaud AA for rejecting him and his shirt (even inside out). His behavior as demonstrated by even wearing such a shirt, shows that he wants to shock other people.

    In my opinion, the wearing of "Shock" Apparel has gotten out of hand. In a polite society, a person considers the others around and should not intentionally "shock" them. In my business, I have asked people to leave because of what they were wearing (or even being shirtless).

    The Shirt the guy was wearing should not be even produced.

    Again, all of this is my own personal opinion. But I think the guy was being a supersized jerk even wearing such a shirt.
     
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  5. sobore
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    Agree. When you enter a confined space with numerous people it’s time to enter ‘neutral mode’ for a few hours.
    Once you de-plane you can go back to your causes, shock apparel or any other behaviors you have been suppressing during flight.
     
  6. Dovster
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    Why is this a TS&S issue? Shouldn't it be on the AA Forum?
     
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    So, if the T-shirt was inside out, I would be extremely offended if I were a reverse dyslexic with mirror x-ray vision. Good call AA and thank you for your "cuffing" service (not)
     
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    alright, i'm wondering how many on here are going to say this guy deserved not to fly but the "guy" that flies US in women's underwear is acceptable.
     
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    Boy, how times have changed! About 25 years ago I was flying AA first-class domestic (like a 727 or an MD-80) and took a walk to the rear of the cabin. When I returned forward to the "curtain," a coach F/A stopped me and said only first-class passengers could proceed. I told him I was one, pointed to my seat, and that was that. Except he came by five minutes later to graciously apologize, making it was clear that my (clean and neat, not ripped) Levi's 501s had made him assume I was a coach passenger. What would he have done had I had this guy's shirt on? lol (Still, I can't really blame AA for what they did this week in Chicago, particularly before he turned it inside out.)
     
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  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I just flew through ORD yesterday. There were plenty of t-shirts for sale. If it was important for him to fly, surely he could have bought a new one? In fact, if I had been stuck there overnight without my suitcase, I would for sure have bought one and made AA pay for it (no matter what my original t-shirt was saying).
     
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    So a shirt with the "F" word is sufficient to get a guy tossed from an AA flight? Why didn't they do anything about the (attractive) woman wearing a loose T-shirt with ripped off sleeves, ripped halfway down her torso, and no bra? She'd have covered more of her breasts if she were wearing a smock. It was amusing to watch every guy in the gate area angle to get a couple of eyes full.

    BWI-DFW about 2-3 years ago. My how times have changed.
     
  12. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Because these decisions are made by humans (gate agents), and AA has thousands of them that make these decisions based on their own interpretation of guidelines given to them.
     
  13. gobluetwo
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    Would it be inappropriate to say that this comment is worthless without pics??? ;)
     
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