A woman claims she was booted off a flight because the shirt she was wearing was too low-cut.
Stunned mum-of-two Harriet Osborne, 31, was told by easyJet staff her partially see-through top was unsuitable as children were on board, The Sun reported.
The make-up artist, from Suffolk in the UK, was not wearing a bra but had nipple covers and tape. She said she covered up the shirt with a mate’s jumper but was not allowed back on.
Ms Osborne said she had to sleep on the floor at Malaga airport in Spain with her friend before they flew home the next day.
“The crew were horrible and made me feel cheap. This air hostess confronted me in front of the whole plane and said I wasn’t allowed on in that top,” she said.
“She said to me, ‘Oh no, move to the side,’ and tried to cover me up with my hands.
“She said, ‘You’re not coming on my plane like that — you need to put a top on’.
“Then she ordered me off the plane, so of course I put a top on. When I tried to get back on she turned to the ground crew and said, ‘She’s not coming on my plane’.
“I was escorted away from the aircraft. I was in shock. It was so sexist.
“I just burst out crying. We had to walk back through the terminal where Spanish police stopped to question us. They were baffled when I told them why we’d been kicked off.”
Ms Osborne, who spent the weekend at a relative’s house, paid $270 for another flight.
“I never show my body off at home but I felt spontaneous as I was on holiday. It made me feel so self-conscious,” she said.
A source said some passengers complained to crew that they could see Ms Osborne’s nipples.
EasyJet responded to the incident in a statement.
“We can confirm that a passenger travelling from Malaga to Stansted on 23 June was unable to travel due to behaving disruptively,” the airline said.
“Following concerns about her clothing crew politely requested that the customer wear an additional top for the flight which the customer agreed to.
“However she then proceeded to act disruptively towards a member of our crew.
“Our cabin and ground crew are trained to assess all situations and to act quickly and appropriately. We do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour towards our staff.”