1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
Most people go for comfort when it comes to flights, but if you're flying United, you're going to want to leave the leggings in your luggage.
The airlines has confirmed they turned two young teen girls away for wearing leggings...
The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel.— United (@united) March 26, 2017
On a flight from Denver to Minneapolis early Sunday morning, Shannon Watts observed a United Airlines gate agent refuse to allow two young girls on the plane because they were wearing leggings.
Watts took to Twitter immediately to document the incident, decrying the apparent policing of the girls’s clothing and regarding the dress code enforcement as sexist and hypocritical:
United responded by explaining the girls were “pass travelers," or relatives of United employees who fly for free, and were held to a different standard “as they are representing UA when they fly.”
2) She's forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can't board. Since when does @united police women's clothing?— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
3) Gate agent for flt 215 at 7:55. Said she doesn't make the rules, just follows them. I guess @united not letting women wear athletic wear?— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
Celebrities began to share their disapproval;
Turns out United bans leggings, torn jeans, and shorter shorts for free employee pass tickets. Still @united should update policy.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 26, 2017
I have flown united before with literally no pants on. Just a top as a dress. Next time I will wear only jeans and a scarf.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 26, 2017
@SarahKSilverman The attire of the teenage pass travelers did not meet our policy for company benefit travel. ^KP— United (@united) March 26, 2017
So I do travel often...and typically wear my YOGA pants for comfort...
That being said, banning 10-year-old girls because of their LEGGINGS, is just crazy!
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Would UNITED ban this outfit above for 'PASS' flyers??? -Denise