Flight staff threaten to remove woman for 'inappropriate outfit'

Airline apologizes to woman told to 'cover up or leave plane'

Airline apologizes to woman told to 'cover up or leave plane'

A woman on a Thomas Cook flight is claiming airline staff forced her to cover up what they considered to be an "inappropriate" crop top.

Miss O'Connor, 21, took to Twitter to complain about how she was treated and posted a picture of what she wearing - a bralet and high-waisted pants.

Emily O'Connor wrote on Twitter that while preparing to fly March 2 from Birmingham, England, to the Canary Islands, she was informed by Thomas Cook staff that her outfit - a cropped top with spaghetti straps and high-waist trousers that exposed a section of her midriff - was "inappropriate" and "causing offense".

Emily has since described the incident as "the worst experience of my life". "It's clear we could have handled the situation better".

Outside of a footwear requirement, the airline's policy specifies articles of clothing with offensive slogans or images, according to a copy of the policy sent to The Post.

Emily O'Connor, 21, from England took to Twitter to detail the alleged incident and called out airline staff, who she claims harassed her and verbally abused her after she boarded the plane.

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"I was given a jacket by my cousin sitting at the front of the plane and they did not leave until I physically put it on".

She said the flight manager, along with four other staff, then told her to put on a jacket or be removed from the plane. I was physically shaking, and they could see that, yet they continued to sexualise and ridicule me.

She took to Twitter and received support from many, and her following poll found that 86 per cent agreed it was "appropriate flying wear".

Many people have also vowed to never fly with the travel giant again, including former Love Island contestant Gabby Allen, who said: "It's safe to say, I will never fly with Thomas Cook again". We won't be this year.

"That is terrible to see that the crew on board made you feel that way, disgusting!"

Speaking to BBC News, a Thomas Cook spokesman said the airline was "sorry" to have upset Miss O'Connor. A man then shouted 'Shut up you pathetic woman. "Our crews have the hard task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right", the airline added.

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