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Old Jul 8, 19, 2:32 pm
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AA FAs tell doctor her clothing is offensive, must cover self with blanket

American Airlines made a doctor wrap a blanket around herself because a flight attendant found her summer outfit 'inappropriate'

- A Houston-area doctor said she was forced to get off her American Airlines flight after boarding and wrap an airline blanket around her waist before being allowed back on.

- She said a flight attendant told her that her outfit was unacceptable; however, she tweeted photos showing that the outfit was appropriate.

- American Airlines prohibits "offensive clothing," but otherwise does not publish a dress code for flights.

https://www.businessinsider.com/amer...oarding-2019-7
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Old Jul 8, 19, 2:39 pm
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Is her argument that because she’s a POS she’s being discriminated against vs slim women who look good in such revealing clothes?
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Old Jul 8, 19, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
because she’s a POS
I snickered when I saw this, but then looked at the photo. Not in any way either inappropriate, nor is the women 300 lbs. While I agree that someone who is a true POS should probably skip certain outfits, she is nowhere close. Perhaps some readjustment of what the average American looks like is in order....
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They must have been out of extra medium. I'm not sure what bearing being a doctor has on questionable fashion choices.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by spin88 View Post
I snickered when I saw this, but then looked at the photo. Not in any way either inappropriate, nor is the women 300 lbs. While I agree that someone who is a true POS should probably skip certain outfits, she is nowhere close. Perhaps some readjustment of what the average American looks like is in order....
I never said what she was wearing is inappropriate but she certainly is a POS.

It's like the women who choose "average" or "curvy" on match.com. They are all humongous. But back on track here I think she is upset because if she was thin the flight attendant perhaps wouldn't say anything.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 3:04 pm
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If she's a real doctor shouldn't she understand obesity is bad?
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Old Jul 8, 19, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I never said what she was wearing is inappropriate but she certainly is a POS.

It's like the women who choose "average" or "curvy" on match.com. They are all humongous. But back on track here I think she is upset because if she was thin the flight attendant perhaps wouldn't say anything.
I have no idea why the FA made her wear a blanket. But my point is that she is not really a POS as that term means. Perhaps "thick" but not outside of the US mainstream. My OMNI guess is being Black was the bigger issue...
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Old Jul 8, 19, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by s0ssos View Post
If she's a real doctor shouldn't she understand obesity is bad?


I'm not sure dissecting the minutia of someone else's life is relevant to this subject at hand.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by spin88 View Post
I have no idea why the FA made her wear a blanket. But my point is that she is not really a POS as that term means. Perhaps "thick" but not outside of the US mainstream. My OMNI guess is being Black was the bigger issue...
Actually I didn't detect any racial card in this story.

thick=POS=US Mainstream I guess.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 3:27 pm
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Well I say she's not dressed any differently than many other paxs you see on flights. But again if she boarded a flight 40 years ago she'd get plenty of stares.
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The woman was departing Kingston, Jamaica, following a week's vacation. I travel to the Caribbean frequently and can assure she's got nothing over what I've seen others wear, - men, women, and children - especially on return flights from hot humid tropical third-world-ish airports. Especially during the summer and coming back from a vacation. She ordered off the plane after being allowed to board by the GA. She had to ask three times, after complying with their humiliating request to wrap herself in a blanket, to re-board the plane. She then had to walk back to her seat, with all eyes probably on her knowing something was going on, wrapped in a blanket. A parade of shame. She was humiliated in front of her son.

Sounds like FAs with an ax to grind on a something or on a power-trip. Or both.

You wouldn't catch me dead on a plane in what she was wearing, in my own backyard, let alone on a plane. But it's certainly no worse in terms of "revealing" or " questionably bad taste" than other outfits I've seen on vacation flights. Maybe she's not returning AA's calls to discuss further because she's busy consulting with a lawyer.

If there's not more to the story, frankly I hope she sues AA for every last cent they are worth and walks away with a large settlement. And the Flight Attendants are searching the employment pages.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post

I'm not sure dissecting the minutia of someone else's life is relevant to this subject at hand.
I guess you don't understand the meaning of minutiae, figuratively or literally.
And it is as relevant as the title, which mentioned she is a doctor. Is that relevant? Would this be news if she weren't?
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Old Jul 8, 19, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Actually I didn't detect any racial card in this story.

thick=POS=US Mainstream I guess.
Hmm, well the story linked literally says...
Instead, she believes there's a double-standard for appropriate attire that's applied differently to women depending on a few factors, including body shape and race.
I guess you could argue that she's saying there's a double-standard in general but not every factor was at play in this case? Seems unlikely, but the writer paraphrased instead of quoted.

Also, I believe the preferred spelling on the internet is 'thicc.'
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Old Jul 8, 19, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by spin88 View Post
While I agree that someone who is a true POS should probably skip certain outfits, she is nowhere close.
Are you perhaps suggesting that spandex and yoga pants are a privilege, and not a right?


It also took me a minute to swap the acronym. I started thing, “who said she was a piece of....?”

Oh... person of....

Check. Duh.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 4:12 pm
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Never mind, tight but not inappropriate.
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