Girls barred from United flight for wearing leggings
A United Airlines gate agent barred two girls from boarding a flight Sunday morning because the girls were wearing leggings.
Another girl who was wearing gray leggings had to change before she was allowed to board the flight from Denver to Minneapolis, a witness said.
United, responding to tweets about the incident, tweeted that “United shall have the right to refuse passengers who are not properly clothed via our Contract of Carriage.” And added, “This is left to the discretion of the agents.”
United Airlines spokesman Jonathan Guerin confirmed the two teens were not allowed on the flight. But he said they girls were traveling using a United employee pass and “were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel.”
An internal policy for employees using the airline travel benefit, he said, specifically forbids leggings while traveling.
“They were not compliant with the dress policy with the benefit,” Guerin said, noting that the girls were aware of the rule. “This morning the attire of the pass travelers on this flight didn’t meet the dress code policy.”