WRONG! UNITED DID NOT BAN GIRL FROM FLIGHT BECAUSE SHE WAS WEARING LEGGINGS – IT’S THE EMPLOYEE PASS!
No, United Did Not Ban Two Girls From A Flight Simply Because They Wore Leggings
Speaking with the Washington Post, a United Airlines spokesman expanded, stating the passengers that were turned away were attempting to board using a United employee pass.
This pass, according to the spokesman, comes with its own dress policy.
“Our regular passengers are not going to be denied boarding because they are wearing leggings or yoga pants,” said the spokesman. “But when flying as a pass traveler, we require [these] pass travelers to follow rules, and that is one of the rules.”
Continuing, he said, “they were not compliant with the dress policy with the benefit,” adding that the teens were aware of the rule.
The Washington Post states that travelers familiar with United’s travel pass say “it has long been a requirement for those using the benefit to dress up more than paying passengers.”
The rationale? These travelers are “representing” the company, as the spokesman puts it, according to The New York Times.
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