A passenger on a US flight, Alaska Airlines, said she was escorted by police from the plane upon arrival in Fairbanks. The reason, she reported, was inappropriate – according to the staff – dress code. The American airline explains on its website how passengers should be dressed if they want to use their services. The woman claims that she did not break any rules.
Ray Lin Howard is a rapper known on the internet as Fat Trophy Wife. In a video of an interview with the police published on September 5 on the TikTok app (which has already collected over 6.7 million views), a woman reported a conversation with police officers after being disembarked from a Seattle plane that landed in Fairbanks, central Alaska.
In the video, she says she was “harassed because of her dress code” by airline personnel. She described that as requested, she covered the sports bra with a T-shirt. – They asked me to wear a T-shirt. I put it back on and then they came back to me saying that I can’t wear it because my stomach is showing and it’s inappropriate, she described. She added that the crew approached her three times. – That’s why you were called – he explains to the policemen.
The police officer confirmed to the woman that there was no offense in the incident. He also mentioned the rules of this particular airline. “I was following the rules,” Howard told him. “I was harassed and now I’m detained,” she added, to which the policeman denied it. He stated that he only wanted to talk to her at the request of the airlines. “I was wearing clothes, here’s what happened,” the woman said.
In the next recording, the rapper showed how she was dressed – she was wearing a pink T-shirt with black patterns, which was covered with a controversial – in her opinion – a gray sports bra and black shorts. On the third video, she reported that the airline had contacted her by phone. She described that she had received a refund for the three seats she had purchased on the plane, and was also offered a discount code for a future purchase.
Alaska Airlines on its website specifies the rules of dress on board its airline’s planes. “Everyday clothes are obligatory, the requirement is simply a neat and well-groomed appearance. Dirty or frayed clothes and bare feet are unacceptable. Use of common sense is expected” – explained. It was noted that customer service agents “will have the final right to refuse travel because of inappropriate dress or appearance.”
In a statement sent to Insider.com, the airlines pledged to find out what happened on board the aircraft and “take appropriate action”. “Our goal is to provide care to all our clients. When we fail to achieve this goal, we do everything we can to fix it,” it wrote.
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