Every now and then, deep in the internet mines, digging for anything of interest for this blog (that isn’t Trump related) I come across something like this. It isn’t important or really even newsworthy, but the story itself is just so strange it has to be reported on… Much like Donald Trump’s campaign, but I digress.
A woman was recently forbidden from boarding a JetBlue flight due to her attire. The offending article of clothing, as seen in the above photo, was a pair of shorts that gate agents at Logan Airport determined were too revealing. She had flown in from New York without any problems, but the connecting flight in Boston was where she got into trouble.
She said she was told, “The flight crew had discussed it and the pilot had decided that I needed to put something else on or I would not be allowed to board the flight.”
The woman, a Seattle burlesque dancer by the moniker of Maggie McMuffin, had to run out and buy a different pair of shorts before she would be allowed on the flight. JetBlue later did give Ms. McMuffin $200 credit and refunded her for the new shorts.
So, there are a few things we can learn from this story that I’m sure we all find surprising.
1: “Maggie McMuffin” is an acceptable name for a burlesque dancer.
2: Short-shorts are not allowed on JetBlue flights
3: JetBlue has standards
While some may see the woman’s attire as inappropriate, I think there’s a hidden benefit to dressing like this. You know she got past the TSA quick! No need randomly search her, there’s nowhere to hide anything! Maybe we should all start dressing like that at the airport. I’m sure I got a speedo lying around somewhere…