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iReporter Lisa Oaks posted an iReport this week that caught our eye -- a photo of a man in the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport wearing short shorts and a halter top. "This is ok for a male revue nightclub, but not for public daytime," said Oaks, whose husband Mark snapped the shot.
According to Mark, the passenger was allowed to board his American Airlines flight, which he said came as a surprise. "If a woman was dressed like that, there's no way she would get past the parking lot," he said. Lisa echoed his thoughts. "Rules of dress in public places like airports should be uniform policy and enforced for all sexes," she explained.
American Airlines' conditions of carriage state that passengers who are "clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers" may be refused entry on flights. We have contacted the airline for additional comments on this issue.
This isn't the first time airline passengers' clothing choices have made the news. In 2007, a Southwest flight attendant reprimanded a woman for wearing a tiny miniskirt that showed too much skin. And it seems everyone's talking lately about the flight attendant who made a dramatic exit on a Jet Blue flight and the frustrated flyer who slapped a baby.
We want to hear your personal take on this issue. Should airlines restrict what passengers can or can't wear on flights? Should there be different rules for men and women? What kinds of outfits or bizarre behaviors have caught your attention at airports?
Share your thoughts in the comments field below, but please try to stay respectful. We look forward to joining in the conversation and watching it unfold.
Edited by scooter65 - August/22/2010 at 07:20