Should there be a dress code for flying as a passenger on a commercial airline?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Even though the TSA wants to pat down 4-year-olds (because they're potential terrorist threats) and use questionable radiation to render all passengers naked, Southwest apparently thinks a little cleavage on 100° day is unacceptable and worth preventing a passenger (who at that point has cleared security) from boarding a plane.

You might have images of this in your mind:



But this is the reality of what was deemed inappropriate: Link to photo on Jezebel

Do you think there should be a dress code for for flying as a passenger on a commercial airline?

* This poll was inspired by a recent MSNBC article.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, but a very broad and inclusive one.
Yes.
Woman China , dv8
2  (4%)
Maybe.
Gunsmoke
1  (2%)
No.
SMichelle , heather-mooney , married with children
3  (5%)
No, except for what *should* be obvious (i.e. no G-strings)
Lildrummrgurl7 , Rossie , DeliciousSurprise , - Kira - , ToyGeek , spookycutie , Leather & Lace , gloomybear , justme23 , Ganconagh , SecretKinksters , Sodom and Gomorrah , Geogeo , chikisses , starklover , solitudinarian , Beck , gsfanatic , tortilla , MrWishyWashy , Ryuson , bayosgirl , Ex-prude , deltalima , vanilla&chocolate , TiffyPixie , anonkitty , Zakkie , XYCopperheadSly , Andrey2052 , Mihoshi4301 , Zombirella , *Camoprincess* , Feisty , melissa1973 , Khanner , darthkitt3n , kittyloveswahwah , hawaiian chick , Bignuf , SilverMinxxx , Allstars316 , RomanticGoth , Bullfroggy and Rose , G&L , namelesschaos , <3BF , panthercat23 , Kissy
49  (88%)
Other? (I travel only by llama.)
glasskitten
1  (2%)
Total votes: 56
Poll is closed
08/26/2012
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Interesting ... "first bag flies free" translates into "fashion police". I'm surprised condom guy got on without comment, though. Maybe they were too busy staring at her cleavage to notice him getting on?
08/26/2012
Rossie Rossie
That's ridiculous! The woman isn't wearing anything inappropriate, Southwest can't punish someone with bigger boobs wearing a comfortable low-cut dress in the summer!!!
08/26/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
If you're wearing enough clothing to be legally covered (i.e. a shirt, shoes, and pants/shorts) that should be more than enough.
08/26/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Ha. I guess I won't be allowed on planes anytime soon as all of my tops are low cut. Oh well!

Airlines are getting ridiculous.
08/26/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
This is why I'm afraid to fly -- I'm not afraid of plane crashes and terrorists, I'm afraid of TSA's groping and airlines refusing to let me board for petty, unanticipated reasons.
08/26/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
No!
08/26/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
wow thats messed up
08/26/2012
justme23 justme23
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Even though the TSA wants to pat down 4-year-olds (because they're potential terrorist threats) and use questionable radiation to render all passengers naked, Southwest apparently thinks a little cleavage on 100° day is unacceptable and ... More
I think it should be passenger choice
08/26/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
I fly quite a bit, and it amazes me what some people wear. I always dress for safety when I fly...loose fitting, natural fiber clothing, rugged non-slip shoes. I see people in suits, sandals, shorts or heels and the like and think, "you are so screwed if this baby pancakes on the runway." LOL
08/26/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
If anything there should be a "bathing" code...I fly quite often, and there are some smelly people in this world!!!
08/26/2012
Pururin Pururin
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Even though the TSA wants to pat down 4-year-olds (because they're potential terrorist threats) and use questionable radiation to render all passengers naked, Southwest apparently thinks a little cleavage on 100° day is unacceptable and ... More
Yeah, I think there should be some sort of dress code, but a very broad one. I think what that lady was wearing was fine though. There should be a dress code for the obvious things (because some people are stupid and need it spelled out for them). No g-strings and small lacy numbers. Nothing sheer without anything beneath them. Men should have to wear shirts and the like.

It was a hot day and everything was covered. I don't understand why this lady was given such a hard time.
08/26/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
When it comes to clothes if you can get service at a typical restaurant you should be able to fly. If they are going to be picky about cleavage they should also be picky about wearing tacky clothes. "No sir, you just may not fly with us today your tie is too tacky looking and may scare off some children."
08/26/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Unanimous
08/26/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Pururin
Yeah, I think there should be some sort of dress code, but a very broad one. I think what that lady was wearing was fine though. There should be a dress code for the obvious things (because some people are stupid and need it spelled out for them). No ... More
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08/26/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I think the airline is way out of line!!
08/26/2012
starklover starklover
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Ha. I guess I won't be allowed on planes anytime soon as all of my tops are low cut. Oh well!

Airlines are getting ridiculous.
agreed
08/26/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I'd say there should be at least a bit. The other problem is that people need to come up with a standard rules, since it seems to be individuals for each airline screwing up, rather than a company policy. Unfortunately, it comes down to making it easy for people to make judgement calls
08/26/2012
tortilla tortilla
don't they have better things to worry about?
08/26/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I feel like if all of the R rated bits are covered (like 25% of the breasts, the vulva, the penis, the testicles, and the rump) you should be fine to wear what you want. Now you might get chilly if you're wearing a one piece swimming suit, and I can understand being asked to put a blanket over yourself if someone else is bitching about it, but not being allowed onto your flight (especially in normal clothing!) is just wrong!
08/26/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Wow. That really surprises me. I've flown SWA many times and have only experienced friendly, excellent service from them (I can't say the same for other airlines.) I agree with the person who said they should find something else to worry about. Nothing wrong with that woman's outfit, whatsoever!
08/26/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
Wow. She wasn't even showing that much
08/26/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I think this story is outrageous. If she's a paying customer, she should be able to board the plane (especially since she is not dressed like that nurse! ).
08/27/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
If it's not something that people would object to when you're walking on the street, I don't see how that's something the airline would need to censor...
08/27/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
That's like the minimum amount of cleavage you'll see on a woman at a ren faire.
08/27/2012
Mihoshi4301 Mihoshi4301
I really don't think there should be a dress code, just common sense.
08/27/2012
Feisty Feisty
That's ridiculous! There shouldn't be a dress code, just "common sense"
08/27/2012
Khanner Khanner
That's a totally appropriate (and nice looking) dress. But it's no surprise, airports seem like they'd rather be ran like prisons now.
08/27/2012
Woman China Woman China
Yes. There should be a dress code.

I'd rather not be rubbing up against some random semi-naked person for a flight across the pond.

That woman in the picture was decently dressed compared to some of the people I've seen board airplanes.
08/27/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
Is it wrong that I want to go fly somewhere now, scandalously dressed? Just to see what happens?
08/27/2012
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