Thomas Cook Crew Threatened To 'Remove Passenger' Because Of Clothing

Evarado Alatorre
Marcha 14, 2019

She claims she was repeatedly asked by cabin crew to cover up - first as she was boarding the plane, and subsequently by a group of the plane's staff who surrounded her in her seat and claimed her outfit was "inappropriate".

Emily O'Connor wrote on Twitter that while preparing to fly March 2 from Birmingham in the United Kingdom 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 offence".

Taking to Twitter in a now-viral post, O'Connor said she was told to cover up by airline staff as she got on board the aeroplane.

At that point, she claims, the flight manager and four other members of staff told her she would be "removed" unless she put a jacket on.

Emily was given a jacket by her cousin and the staff would not leave her until she put the jacket on.

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In another tweet, she said "a gent two rows behind me was wearing a vest top and shorts.yet clearly nothing was said to him". She says was left "shaking" and upset by the incident, as comments were made over the plane's speakers about the situation. I was physically shaking, and they could see that, yet they continued to sexualise and ridicule me. After she asked the rest of the flight if they were offended by her clothing, the manager went to find her bag to remove her from the flight.

Emily has since described the incident as "the worst experience of my life".

A Thomas Cook spokesperson says the airline is sorry to have upset O'Connor and "could have handled the situation better", reports The Telegraph. "If it makes you feel better they've just lost 3k worth of business every year". A man then shouted 'Shut up you pathetic woman.

Thomas Cook told Yahoo UK they are "sorry" for how the situation was handled. "Our crews have the hard task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right".

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