Thomas cook airline staff kicked a 21-year-old woman passenger out for wearing a crop top and not covering it as it was “offensive”. The passenger, Emily O’Connor was travelling with her family to Spain from Birmingham on the 2nd of May. The staff of Thomas cook told her that her cropped top was causing offence.
“The most sexist, misogynistic, embarrassing experience of my life,” said the 21-year-old, Emily o’ corner during an interview. A man sitting two rows behind her who was wearing shorts and a vest was not asked to leave.
Emily, Tweeted saying, “I informed the staff that there is no “appropriate wear” policy stipulated online. I stood up on the flight and asked if anyone was offended, no-one said a word. Would really appreciate if you could vote and share on the below!”. When the passenger refused to leave a staff member picked her bag in order to kick her out from the flight.
“We are sorry that we upset Ms O’Connor. It’s clear we could have handled the situation better,” said a Thomas cook spokesperson following an investigation.
Take a look at the tweets which followed:
Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “cover up” as I was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate”. They had 4 flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane. pic.twitter.com/r28nvSYaoY
— Emily O'Connor (@emroseoconnor) March 12, 2019
This is appalling. They wore mini skirts in the 60s! It's 2019! Poor you. I hope they compensate you.
— Owain Llŷr Harris (@owainharris3) March 13, 2019
Make sure to sue them if this is true.
— Ezeobi Iykay (@EzeobiIkechukwu) March 14, 2019
Disgusting behaviour by @ThomasCookUK I’ve never heard anything like this! The picture I’ve seen is in no way offensive you’d see this everyday in good weather.
— Hayden Mead (@haydenmead) March 13, 2019
This is ridiculous. You look great. People need to get a life 🙄
— Jodie Oliver-Howar (@Jodlet) March 13, 2019