Last week former Miss Universe and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Olivia Culpo was asked to cover up in order to be allowed to fly American Airlines to Cabo. Olivia was called up to the counter at the gate and told she needed to “put on a blouse” over her sports bra or she wouldn’t be allowed to fly.
She covered up, and her sister continued to film for Instagram, including showing Culpo’s boyfriend Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey maskless in first class.
Now she’s trolling American Airlines on Instagram, with photos in what purports to be a dress that covers even less of her while writing, “Please use caution while using the overheard bins as items may have shifted during flight.”
American’s policy says “Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed.” They want a policy so they can enforce it in egregious cases, but it’s more or less left to the discretion of frontline employees to figure out what it means.
The funny thing is that my guess is American’s ambiguous policy – similar to that of other airlines – should have been interpreted to allow Ms. Culpo to fly but that her twitter outfit would run afoul of these same rules in a Potter Stewart “you know it when you see it” sort of way.