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Are This Woman’s Shorts Too Short for a Cross-Country Flight?

posted: 06/01/16
by: TLCme
We've heard of the no-fly list involving matters of national security, but a no-go based on less-than-modest attire? That's a first for us.

Such was the case with the burlesque dancer known as Maggie McMuffin, who was told she couldn't board a flight in the short shorts she was wearing.

For a visual of Maggie's attire, here's a screenshot of "coverage" of her incident, which she herself retweeted:



She was en route from Boston back to her Seattle hometown when flight attendants told her she would have to cover up more in order to be admitted on board.

Maggie told her local news station, King 5: "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." According to King 5 (and photos that have been making the rounds on the internet and on TV), she was wearing thigh-high stockings with the offending black-and-white-striped shorts.

JetBlue has since refunded her airfare -- as well as the $22 she had to spend on shorts with more coverage at the request of the flight crew -- but said in a statement that they feared her attire would be offensive to "other families on the flight."

The airline added: "While the customer was not denied boarding, the crew members politely asked if she could change. The customer agreed and continued on the flight without interruption. We support our crew members' discretion to make these difficult decisions."