Adult Film Star Threatened With Ejection From Delta Flight Over Her Attire

Lauren Phillips shared that she was flying Delta Air Lines first class and “threaten[ed] by a employee that she won’t let me on the plane bc of the way I’m dressed.”

She shared this on her self-described safe for work twitter account with over 40,000 followers (and yes that account links to a different one which reportedly is not – it has over half a million followers, including @AmericanAir). Ms. Phillips doesn’t tell us what she was wearing that prompted the incident, only that the outfit wasn’t this:

I did not initially understand that she was an adult film star – I was simply looking at Delta’s twitter feed – until the social media site now known as “X” recommended a number of her colleagues under “Discover more” at the bottom of the thread.

Delta’s Contract of Carriage specifies that it may refuse transportation to anyone that is barefoot or “[w]hen the passenger’s conduct, attire, hygiene or odor creates an unreasonable risk of offense or annoyance to other passengers.” Here’s what they recommend:

Ms. Phillips may have been a borderline case for the airline’s admittedly subjective clothing policy in its Contract of Carriage, though their specific advice on Delta is good. By raising the issue, though, she felt that the airline ‘humiliated’ her over the clothes that she was wearing. She has previously complained about how American Airlines treats service animals.

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  1. Without a photo of what she was wearing, I have to side with the Delta employee on this one. Ms. Phillips did not supply one. There has to be a reason for that.

  2. I went to the Milan Duomo several years ago with my daughter. We were dressed appropriately. We saw scores of tourists who showed up looking like they were headed to the beach. The Duomo solved this problem by providing paper garments for one euro each. Airlines could keep something cheap and disposable on hand.

  3. Yeah, the normal course of events in this situation is the disappointed party submits a photo of what they were wearing for the jury of public opinion. The fact that she hasn’t done this and is just relying on verbal denials makes me think DL may have been justified.

  4. All airlines have a dress code. There is NO REASON that Delta should change its standards of decency to accommodate this person…porn star or not. God forbid anything goes awry on the flight, this will be the person that is injured sliding down the emergency slide or dead. Many passengers today don’t think beyond their noses when it comes to air travel. “Humiliating me in front…” She doesn’t know the definition of “humiliate” anyway. Good for Delta!

  5. Another loser seeking attention. Delta was correct in enforcing a modicum of a standard.

  6. “Here I am, first class and I get threaten (sic) by a (sic) employee that she won’t let me on the plane bc of the way I’m dressed…”

    “Ive never (sic) a problem…”

    I can’t take seriously anyone who has such poor grammar.

  7. Is this the new way to get your name in the news now? Wear next to nothing and then complain when they don’t let you on. We just saw it last week…and now here’s another…

    Sorry…there’s a dress code for a reason…you don’t like it? Rent a car and drive…

  8. When are these bozos going to learn? They can make a living however they wish, it’s none of my business. But nobody wants to see anyone in public in anything but decent clothing. Why do these people crave constant attention to the point of making jackasses of themselves???

  9. She was threatened with erection ummmm ejection by Delta if she didn’t change her attire

  10. Shes just trying to get clicks and free promotion. Hate the regular faux offense my social. Media hounds.

  11. The Delta employee humiliated her in front of everyone. OMG! Good one!

    Ok porn princess. You get your 15 minutes of fame too. Now you can drag your propped up self esteem through another day.

  12. Just because you’re recorded having sex for money doesn’t make you a star.

    Low class, white trash.

  13. No respect for herself or others. The tourists in Milan entering a Cathedral inappropriately dressed aren’t worthy of travel. Lots of little pop tarts would board a plane barely clad if they could get away with it.

  14. She’s a stupid tramp – I wouldn’t want to fly with her either “I get threaten by a employee” –

  15. With what she didn’t wear, if you did wear it I would hope you have a short flight. If it’s anything like my Rome, Italy to DFW flight you would freeze to death.

  16. Yes, like the cathedrals in Europe and the temples in Asia, Delta could rent dollar smocks.

    Anyway, for what it’s worth, I learned during 2020-2022 that airlines don’t like passengers, no matter with or without status. They only like taxpayer subsidies and valuable freight. Oh, and credit card miles accounts factor in, now, too. Actual passengers are an unavoidable byproduct of the airline business model. Despite my many years of high status, any respect to me as an actual human is accidental and not integral to their business model.

  17. I don’t think the “What I wasn’t wearing” tweet (are they still tweets?) is to be taken literally. I think that photo is her evidence of what she wore (but she’s saying she got kicked off for not covering up her cleavage).

  18. What a loser tramp! Not just this trick, but all the hoochies that feel it’s “ok” to wear whatever they want in public and think they can decide what’s decent and what’s not. Sure, everyone has the right to their opinion but when you’re out in public, you need to be considerate of others around you. It’s called decency and morals. It’s what’s supposed to separate us from the goddamned animals.

  19. I wish I had a copy of an airline ticket so I might read the contract of carriage. I’m no fan of underdressed would-be passengers, but without knowing what the conditions of carriage provide, I haven’t a clue on what a FA or GA relies when denying boarding to a passenger who presents valid documentation.

    Gary, you do your readers a disservice by not providing a copy of the relevant wording.

    Another matter that interests me. How does a passenger dressed so as to be denied boarding get past the TSA employees who screen would-be passengers?

  20. As long as she was polite, non-disruptive, and did not have an offensive odor, she would be welcome to sit next to me. Her choice of clothing, as long as it was clean, would not violate my rights or those of anyone else.

    It is long past time to remove unnecessary authority from flight attendants, who frequently abuse their power. Sure, if someone is making threats, violating the rights of others, or being unsafe, then remove them from the flight. However, if someone is just wearing something that someone else has negative feelings about, then no harm is being done.

    One person’s feelings should not determine another person’s rights.

  21. @Eternal – I agree. I sit next to people in swimsuits at the pool and don’t mind sitting next to them on a plane.

  22. This woman is a skank, not a “star”. She is nothing but a common hooker turning tricks for the camera. Does anyone seriously want to sit in the seat after her without a thorough spray of Lysol?

    Google her name and you will find a fat sleaze that will soon be relegated to the trash heap of porn.

    DL should be congratulated for enforcing minimum standards. I don’t want to sit next to her at a swimming pool or anywhere!

  23. I would guess the response from Delta has been used on multiple, multiple occasions.
    Note the time stamp on the Delta response is March 27, 2017!!!

    Looks like Ms Phillips is not the first to display her endowment. 😉

  24. I appreciate the airlines enforcing their dress codes……now if they would only modify their policies to include people who show up to a flight wearing pajamas, we might have something……

  25. I had to look up the “actresses” online. Really who cares once she’s seated? It’s not like she’s gonna be prancing around.

  26. @Ken D. I imagine she will get up to go to the restroom at some point. And I also imagine people might pass her enroute to the restroom.

  27. I would be curious if she was planning on providing fellow passenger customer service during the flight ….. but that’s just me ………………

  28. Vazir, others—an excerpt from the (CoC) Contract of Carriage is in the article from Gary: Delta’s Contract of Carriage specifies that it may refuse transportation to anyone that is barefoot or “[w]hen the passenger’s conduct, attire, hygiene or odor creates an unreasonable risk of offense or annoyance to other passengers.” Here’s what they recommend:
    Replying to @fredericl
    We don’t have an item-specific clothing policy, but we encourage no swimwear, sleepwear or underwear as your outerwear. *MC
    12:22 PM · Mar 27, 2017
    Verbiage provides guidelines which incorporate parameters of decency which may impact other passengers; while somewhat subjective the sense is that this passenger was “overly-exposed” (see her photo in the article) and in conflict with “attire or hygiene which may create unreasonable annoyance of offense to others”. The captain and his/her onboard representatives have a duty and responsibility to uphold said guidelines and consider the needs of majority of flying public and to protect the brand. What is not evident is if the FA suggested that this passenger don a sweater or otherwise suitable cover up to adequately comply with what would be a reasonable request. Gary, thank you for providing excerpts from CoC, DL response and complainant’s pic which demonstrates, in part, the state of her attire. It leaves open for speculation what the attire of lower portion of her body may have included or not included.

  29. Sloots gonna sloot….
    If you can’t wear “normal” clothes for at minimum a flight…’s over for you. Just rope.

  30. I’m old enough to remember when people, especially those traveling in first class, dressed up to fly, out of respect for themselves and those around them.

    While those days are long gone, I would have been offended to sit next to someone dressed as I’m imagining this woman was dressed, and I APPLAUD Delta in enforcing some minimum standards for dress and conduct.

    I agree with those who have noted that there’s undoubtedly a reason that the woman hasn’t posted a photo of what she was wearing that day.

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