Twitter Mocks United Airlines Mercilessly For Their ‘Leggings’ Debacle (TWEETS)

On Sunday, a United Airlines agent at Denver International Airport stopped two teenage girls from boarding a flight because they wore leggings. Twitter responds.
Featured image: Composite with Twitter response screen grabs

On Sunday, a United Airlines agent at Denver International Airport stopped two teenage girls from boarding a flight because they wore leggings. A nervous mom then had her daughter — who appeared to be around 10 or 11 years old — put a skirt on over her leggings so they wouldn’t get bumped from the flight.

The incident exploded into a public relations nightmare because Shannon Watts — a mom, feminist, and gun sense activist — was there and shared the incident with her 34,600 Twitter followers.

Shannon Watts also pointed out that this is sexist.

Another Twitter user jokingly asked if her own leggings might somehow be unsafe.

First, a United Airlines spokesperson responded that their dress code for passengers allows them to bar “passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed.” But Twitter wasn’t having any of that.

United Airlines later added that the girls were flying on free passes for relatives of employees, which requires them to follow a stricter dress code.

Jonathan Gerin from United told reporters these not-so-clearly stated expectations included “no ‘form-fitting’ spandex pants.”

Um… Spandex pants?

“Like most companies, we have a dress code that we ask employees and pass riders to follow.”

And, as usual, these arbitrary dress codes always seem to affect girls and women more than people of the male persuasion.

The New York Daily News quoted Gerin explaining:

“The passengers this morning were United pass riders and not in compliance with our dress code for company benefit travel. We regularly remind our employees that when they place a family member or friend on a flight for free as a standby passenger, they need to follow our dress code. To our regular customers, your leggings are welcome.”

Reuters adds the policy also bars “midriff-baring tops, attire that reveals undergarments or is designated as sleepwear or swimwear, mini-skirts, shorts that fall less than 3 inches above the knee or dirty or torn clothing.”

But the Internet was still not having it. After all, leggings are a comfortable, inexpensive, and versatile wardrobe staple that are beloved by girls and women of all ages. Plus — NEWSFLASH! Leggings are PANTS!

Meanwhile, this woman’s far more outlandish outfit meets United’s standards, unless they consider the skirt a “miniskirt.”

Maybe United wants women to dress like nuns?

Fox news tweeted that A-list model Chrissy Teigen said she’d flown with “literally no pants on. Just a top as a dress,” and tagged her.

A disgusted Teigen demanded that Fox never tag her ever again, because she hates them:

Chrissy Teigen then jokingly added that perhaps the “real crime” was forcing “someone at the Daily Mail to “Google stock photos for ’10 year old in leggings.'”

Speaking of fashion statements, this Twitter user hilariously announced she “was just picking out my own traveling togs for a United flight.”

She finally settled on the suit made of live bees.

And thanks to their massive PR fail, United Airlines might start seeing more man-leggings.

Because, seriously, how many guys do you know who’d be affected by the leggings ban?

Given the appalling decline in the overall flying experience, people just aren’t willing to put up with any more crap from airlines.

Never one to miss an opportunity — especially at a competitor’s expense – Delta Airlines chimed in:

Meanwhile, former Trump-troll Mark Cuban couldn’t resist pointing out the blatant hypocrisy on United Airlines’ part.

United Airlines tried to reassure us that regular passengers can still wear leggings…

But the damage is done.

Featured Image: Composite via Twitter screen grabs.

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