Eve Marie is a Southwest Airlines A-List member and companion pass holder. She also identifies herself as a Playboy Playmate. She reports being removed from of a Southwest Airlines flight on Thursday because her top was deemed too revealing.
She was eventually allowed to fly – but only when she covered up with clothing lent to her by a crewmember. Not she’s calling for change at the Dallas-based carrier.
Ms. Marie was flying with her 7 year old son from Dallas Love Field to Tulsa when the airline told her she couldn’t fly wearing such a low cut leopard print outfit. She got into an argument with the airline over the nuances of their dress policy, but eventually a agreed to wear the sweater a flight attendant offered to her to resolve the dispute.
That, in my view, is great service from the cabin crew to allow the woman to the crewmember’s own clothing no matter what you think of the dress policy in in the first place. Earlier in the month a Southwest Airlines pilot lent a passenger in a revealing top his short so she’d be able to fly.
The airline didn’t just make her put on the sweater, they also required her to sit in the first row so that other passengers wouldn’t see her top. Many passengers covet row 1 though an A-List member, who isn’t A-List Preferred, probably doesn’t see it often. Eve Marie, though, does also note that she spends $90,000 a year on her Rapid Rewards co-brand credit card, which getting her most of the way towards the companion pass she uses.
Based on the video she also doesn’t appear to know how to wear a face mask properly.
She wants an apology from the airline as well as “better diversification training,” clarity on the dress code along with consistent enforcement, and wants employees “held accountable.”
Spirit Airlines gets passenger fights, and Southwest Airlines kicks off women whose clothing is too revealing. That’s at least the stereotype for each airline, fair or not. It’s odd though since Southwest plasters Israeli model Bar Refaeli in a bikini on the side of one of their 737s, so it’s not clear how such attire would violate Southwest’s standards of what’s appropriate to fly.
And indeed here are Southwest’s original flight attendant uniforms, designed by their original President’s wife. And did you know the airline’s original ticketing machines were called Quickies?