Virgin Atlantic apologies to servicewoman made to change out of uniform before flight

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  1. sobore
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    http://travel.aol.co.uk/2013/03/10/virgin-atlantic-apologies-to-servicewoman-made-to-change-out-of/

    Sir Richard Branson has apologised to a British servicewoman who was made to change out of her uniform before flying with Virgin Atlantic, in case it offended other passengers.

    Sky News reports that Petty Officer Nicky Howse, who is a Royal Navy helicopter technician, was told she would not be allowed on the flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles unless she removed her combat fatigues and wore a sleep suit instead.

    A security official and Virgin Atlantic staff incorrectly told Petty Officer Howse that the company did not allow military personnel to fly in uniform. However, Sir Richard insists that this was "a mistake".

    He tweeted: "An airport security guard made a dreadful mistake in telling our staff a service woman could not wear her uniform on our flight.

    "Our team made a mistake in following that advice. The @VirginAtlantic people involved are mortified and have apologised profusely."

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    Why did the staff think it was against policy?
     
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    WOW:( So someone thought it's ok to risk your life for them - but not to fly in uniform:rolleyes:

    Maybe all the people involved need retraining and an IQ upgrade!
     
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    Yeah, I'm not sure why it would offend other passengers.
     
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