Thomas Cook bralet plane passenger 'told to cover up'

Airline apologizes to woman told to 'cover up or leave plane'

Airline apologizes to woman told to 'cover up or leave plane'

Thomas Cook has apologised to a trainee accountant who was threatened with being thrown off a flight unless she covered up, because she was wearing a crop top. "They had four flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane".

She said: "Flying from Birmingham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn't "cover up" as I was "causing offence" and was "inappropriate". She has since seen her tweet go viral after she called out the staff onboard her flight from Birmingham to Tenerife for choosing to "sexualise and ridicule me".

The woman said she asked other passengers nearby if they were offended by her outfit, to which no one replied. A man then shouted 'Shut up you pathetic woman.

In the long series of tweets, O'Connor stated that she eventually did cover up the crop-top - which she said she went through security and boarding in - after her friend on the flight gave her a jacket. Her humiliation was intensified, she said, when someone from the airline made comments over the speaker about the situation. "Put a f*cking jacket on"- the staff said nothing to him.

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"I was so upset and they could clearly see that yet they continued to note how inappropriate and offensive I was". That changed after she boarded the flight, as cabin crew repeatedly asked her to cover up, reports The Telegraph. "It was the worst experience of my life".

Thomas Cook has told LADbible that staff "could have handled the situation better", adding that its crews have the "difficult task" of implementing the policy which they "don't always get right". "If it makes you feel better they've just lost 3k worth of business every year".

"This applies equally to men and women of all ages without discrimination".

A Thomas Cook spokesperson told the Daily Star: "We are sorry that we upset Ms O'Connor. Our crews have the hard task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right".