Woman Asked To ‘Cover Up Or Leave The Plane’ On Wearing A Crop Top To The Flight, Apologises Later

Airports and flights are the places where one can expect the most bizarre things to happen. From finding obscured foreign objects like cockroaches in the mid-air meal to a man roaming around the flight in boxers, airlines have super bizarre stories to offer always.

The latest addition to this never-ending list of strange airport tales is that of a Brit woman traveling with Thomas Cook airlines. The woman who boarded the flight at Bham was traveling to Tenerife.

She wore a fashionable outfit of a crop top and pants to the flight. The airlines asked her to cover herself up as she was ‘causing offense’ and was ‘inappropriate’ or they would remove her from the flight.

So, frustrated with their appalling behavior, the woman called out the airline for their bizarre behavior in a Twitter post.

Describing the entire incident in details, the woman told The Sun, “A guy two rows in front of me shouted: ‘Shut up you pathetic woman, put a f***ing jacket on’ and they all just let him shout at me. A gent two rows behind me was wearing shorts and a vest top and nothing was said to him. They were going to kick me off the flight and held it for 20 minutes. It wasn’t until I physically put the jacket on that they left.”

“It was the most sexist, misogynistic, embarrassing experience of my life. The way they can tell anyone what is or is not appropriate… I could wear that in Birmingham in the street and I wouldn’t get harassed,” said the woman.

Later on, a spokesperson of Thomas Cook airlines apologized to the woman for their behavior. After a proper investigation, the airlines also issued a statement of apology to the woman.

“We are sorry that we upset Ms O’Connor. It’s clear we could have handled the situation better,” the statement read. “In common with most airlines we have an appropriate attire policy. This applies equally to men and women of all ages without discrimination. Our crews have the difficult task of implementing that policy and don’t always get it right.”

At a time where the world is working hard to empower women, such incidents where a woman is called “pathetic” for her fashion choices is certainly disgraceful and appalling.