Twitterati has a clash of opinions after Thomas Cook Airlines behave 'inappropriately' with a female passenger

A female passenger was asked to cover up or deboard the plane as airline staff thought her outfit is 'causing offense'.

Emily O'Connor, who is 21-year-old, was travelling from Birmingham to Tenerife, Spain on March 12 when the Thomas Cook airlines found her outfit 'inappropriate'. The passenger on the Birmingham to Canary Islands flight was asked by the Thomas Cook airlines crew to dress properly. Taken aback by the incident, Emily immediately shared the whole incident on social media. Twitter users were quick to call out the airlines for their behaviour. She also complained on how a fellow passenger hurled abuses on her on the flight and the airline staff did nothing. 
 
Emily was wearing a black crop top with spaghetti straps and high-waist orange pants. The airlines staff immediately surrounded her and told her to either 'cover up' or deboard the plane. According to Thomas Cook airline staff, her outfit was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate”. She asked everyone onboard if her outfit is offending anyone but apart from a co-passenger, no one seem to be bothered about it. He abused her and told her to put a jacket on. Emily also tweeted, "I was physically shaking, and they could see that, yet they continued to sexualise and ridicule me. It was the worst experience of my life." 
 

 
After she shared the incident on Twitter, some Twitter users supported her, while some thought that what the airlines did was right. 
Thomas Cook airlines has also given their official statement saying, "We are sorry that we upset Ms O’Connor. It’s clear we could have handled the situation better. 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."

Credits: Twitter

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