Sierra Steadman took to TikTok – you can now stream her complaints free on American Airlines! – to complain that Alaska Airlines shamed her and threatened to kick her off her flight because of the top she was wearing.
A flight attendant, she says, asked to zip up her jacket. She says she complied. Then Ms. Steadman says the flight attendant grabbed her and pulled her back to berate her. Ms. Steadman emphasizes, “My problem is with how she acted after I complied with her request.”
ive never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES!!!!!!! #fyp
Here’s the crop top and shorts she says she was wearing along with a hoodie:
Reply to @emma.el15 ##greenscreen
She posted an apology email she says she received from the airline which reads in part, “Alaska strives to provide exceptional service to our customers. From what you have shared, it is apparent that we have failed.”
There’s a certain conservatism to Alaska Airlines. They used to place prayer cards on meal trays. they ended the 30-year practice in 2012 (they started offering it only in first class in 2006, when they stopped providing meals in coach). The idea originally came from a marketing executive who brought the practice to Alaska from Continental.