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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

We knew that Southwest Airlines had weight restrictions. Now it seems it has a dress code too
Posted by Jill | 5:32 AM
Last time Southwest Airlines hit the news, it was because their maintenance sucks. Before that it was because Kevin Smith was deemed too overweight to fly on their airplanes. But who's Kevin Smith, anyway? Outside of snarky fanboys and fangirls, do most Americans know who he is?

Now they may have messed with the wrong pop culture figure. Because Southwest perhaps might have wanted to think twice about kicking a guy who penned an album that became the anthem of a generation off their planes for ridiculous reasons:
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says he was asked to leave a plane he was travelling on in California for not pulling up his trousers.

The singer, 39, tweeted to say: "Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!"


Cindy Qiu, a local TV producer, was on the flight and described what happened on her company's website.

She says she heard Billie Joe Armstrong ask the flight attendant who'd demanded he pull up his trousers, "Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?"

Now, it's true that when one is on a plane, one is supposed to listen to the flight attendant for safety reasons. But kicking someone off a plane for wearing low-rise pants?

The band is back in the studio. I for one can't wait to see the song about Southwest Airlines. Perhaps Kevin Smith will appear in the video.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
SouthWest has always felt they are the Fashion Police! Remember the young woman who was kicked off about 4 years ago because they said her mini skirt was too short (she later appeared in Playboy wearing much less).

Blogger Nan said...
They've kicked women off their planes for having too much exposed flesh -- apparently cleavage offends them, too.

Anonymous The Wifely Person said...
the only thing i was worried about was the possibility of exposed butt crack on upholstery. cleaning up a misfired fart, even an SBD, could be a disaster in a closed space. but if there was an undergarment between said butt crack and upholstery, then the flight lady should just naff off!

Blogger David in NYC said...
Some people seem to think that wearing a uniform -- any uniform -- makes them the boss of you and me.