Who knew a fashion statement could get you booted from a flight? Spirit Airlines kicked off a passenger at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport who was wearing baggy pants.
The guy was sporting his trousers "excessively low" and when he was asked to pull them up, he got "verbally abusive," threatening flight attendants and was forced to deplane when police arrived.
Extreme? Maybe. I am sure the man's bad attitude didn't help him out at all. But I for one applaud Spirit Airlines for even asking him to pull up his pants. I don't know about you, but it drives me crazy when I see guys wearing their pants so low, you can see their underwear.
I just don't get it. It's not stylish. It's not cute. It's ridiculous and offensive. I know I'm not alone. Remember the surprise hit "Pants on the Ground" from American Idol contestant General Larry Platt. It made him more memorable than half the winners that have come out of that show. That's because his anthem asking men to pull their damn pants up was something millions could relate too.
This isn't the first incident of an airline trying to impose a dress code of some sort. Last summer, a young man was removed from a U.S. Airways flight for wearing his pants so low, you could see all of his undies.
Theses airlines are absolutely in their. Buying a ticket doesn't mean you can dress and behave any way you want. Why not just pull up your pants? Is it that difficult to dress like a grown-up? Just like eateries that have those "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" signs, airlines should be able to impose rules too. In fact, I wish more businesses would ban this awful fad. Here's the perfect slogan: "If we can see your underwear -- please keep walking."
Do you think the airline had a right to kick this man off the flight?
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