Girls barred from United flight for wear­ing leg­gings

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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.”

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