Courtney Allan

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"I was in shock": Woman kicked off flight for wearing revealing top

"I was in shock": Woman kicked off flight for wearing revealing top

A woman has been banned from her flight for wearing a revealing shirt.    

Harriet Osborne, 31, told The Sun that she was unable to board her easyJet flight at Malaga airport in Spain because of the shirt she was wearing.

Osborne was wearing a partially see-through top without a bra on but had nipple covers on.

Osborne explained her experience on the plane.

“The crew were horrible and made me feel cheap. This air hostess confronted me in front of the whole plane and said I wasn’t allowed on in that top.

“She said to me, ‘Oh no, move to the side,’ and tried to cover me up with my hands.

“She said, ‘You’re not coming on my plane like that — you need to put a top on’.

Despite Osborne switching shirts with a friend and wearing a jumper, she was unable to board her flight.

“Then she ordered me off the plane, so of course I put a top on. When I tried to get back on she turned to the ground crew and said, ‘She’s not coming on my plane’.

“I was escorted away from the aircraft. I was in shock. It was so sexist.

“I just burst out crying. We had to walk back through the terminal where Spanish police stopped to question us. They were baffled when I told them why we’d been kicked off.”

However, EasyJet have confirmed the incident and explained their side of the story.

“We can confirm that a passenger travelling from Malaga to Stansted on 23 June was unable to travel due to behaving disruptively.

"Following concerns about her clothing, crew politely requested that the customer wear an additional top for the flight which the customer agreed to.

"However, she then proceeded to act disruptively towards a member of our crew.

“Our cabin and ground crew are trained to assess all situations and to act quickly and appropriately. We do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour towards our staff.”