Sounds like the flight crew manning a JetBlue flight from Boston to Seattle would love the Freep
's Georgea Kovanis' anti-booty shorts, slut/body shaming piece recently
Maggie McMuffin (lol) is a burlesque dancer from Seattle and was told a few minutes before boarding her flight that her shorts were "not appropriate." The crew suggested she go purchase more appropriate flying apparel from one of the many over-priced crap stores in the airport, which she did.
Funny thing about that is, she flew on another JetBlue flight earlier in the day while donning the same shorts with no issue.
In a statement to USA Today,
a JetBlue spokesperson explained, "The gate and onboard crew discussed the customer's clothing, and determined the burlesque shorts may offend other families on the flight...We support our crew members' discretion to make these difficult decisions."
Reports have begun circulating that the airline has since apologized to Miss McMuffin and offered her a $162 airline credit, and it certainly wouldn't be the first time JetBlue felt the need to apologize to its customers.
In 2007, the airline's former CEO David Neelman penned an open letter and recorded a YouTube video to apologize for delays and stranded passengers in the wake of a huge snow storm. In the apology, Neelman stated,
"Words cannot express how truly sorry we are for the anxiety, frustration and inconvenience that you, your family, friends and colleagues experienced...JetBlue was founded on the promise of bringing humanity back to air travel, and making the experience of flying happier....We know we failed to deliver on this promise last week....You deserved better—a lot better...and we let you down."
Bringing the humanity back to air travel alright, unless you're a woman.
Fuck you, JetBlue. Fuck you.