This Woman Was Kicked Off a Plane for Wear­ing Shorts!

On a rou­tine busi­ness trip to Florida, 28-year-old Malinda Knowles ex­pe­ri­enced a hu­mil­i­at­ing chain of events she’ll never for­get.

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hat July morn­ing, I left my NYC apart­ment to catch a JetBlue flight to Fort Laud­erdale, Florida. I dressed com­fort­ably in denim shorts and an over­size tee and packed a change for my meet­ings. I got to the plane and I set­tled into my seat. Sud­denly, a man in a JetBlue uni­form leaned into my row. He looked se­ri­ous and said, “I don’t want to see your panties, but do you have any on?”

I was still try­ing to process what he’d said when he blurted out some­thing about my vi­o­lat­ing the air­line’s dress code. Then he asked me to lift my baggy shirt to prove I wasn’t naked from the waist down! I was so shocked that I just stam­mered, “I have shorts on”.

The next thing I knew, he was jab­bing the an­tenna of his walki­etalkie into the seam of my shorts— be­tween my legs. Yes, he ac­tu­ally poked my crotch with the tip of the an­tenna. It was un­real. “Can you come with me?” he asked, ges­tur­ing to the front of the plane. I said no!

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