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United Air Lines Leggings Ban: Angst Over Spandex Gate-Check

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 06:00 AM

A United Airlines’ leggings ban on three girls trying to board a flight in Denver sparked outrage on social media, with some calling it “sexist” and “absurd,” but so far no pics, snaps or videos of the offensive leggings have made it online.

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action campaign, started the commotion when she took to Twitter after witnessing a United Airlines gate agent at the Denver International Airport keep three passengers off a flight on Sunday because of the leggings they were wearing, according to Carbonated TV.

One of the passengers, who was 10, had a dress with her and was allowed on the flight after changing, but the two other teen girls were turned away, according to Time magazine.

The airline took to Twitter to respond.

According to the contract of carriage, the airline can prevent a passenger from boarding a flight if he or she is “barefoot or not properly clothed.”

There’s apparently a section of the contract that includes a ban on spandex as well, Time noted.

The contract says passengers should present themselves in a “neat and professional” way when flying, Eye Opener TV noted.

The ban also includes certain tops, pants and dresses, clothes with offensive graphics, “excessively dirty” clothing, and any clothing that is “inappropriately revealing.”

“Pass riders should use good judgement and common sense,” according to the contract.

Other Twitter users were as outraged at Watts.

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A United Airlines’ leggings ban on three girls trying to board a flight in Denver sparked outrage on social media, with some calling it “sexist” and “absurd,” but so far no pics, snaps or videos of the offensive leggings have made it online.
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