Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

United Airlines Says Leggings Are Okay After Facing A Celebrity Twitter Storm

Travelers Today       By    Jestan Dale Mendame

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 05:20 AM EDT

Text Size: A A A

A Twitter rage from numerous celebrities went viral after United Airlines denied two teenage girls, who were wearing leggings, to board a plane on a Sunday morning flight. But now, the airline responds to the situation that leggings are okay for them and that it was more of a passenger issue rather than a dress code discrimination issue.

According to 9NEWS, United Airlines was bombarded with tweets from social media users after Shannon Watts posted on her Twitter account that the girls were not allowed to board the plane until they changed their clothes. Watts isn't related to the family and was on a different flight at that time.

In response to the said issue, the carrier explained the whole situation in one of their posts on their website which was entitled "To our customers...your leggings are welcome." Basically, the whole point of the statement talked about the passenger privileges of the girls in question. Business Traveller reported that the two girls were United pass riders which meant that they were under the dress code policy of the airline.

Being a United pass rider means that you get fare discounts or free travel if you're a company employee or a relative or friend of an employee. By that, you are considered to follow all the rules and regulations since you are an extended representative of the airline.

United Airlines representative Jonathan Guerin stated that leggings and yoga pants are allowed for regular customers. Pass riders are allowed to wear casual attire as long as it's decorous. For example, flip-flops aren't also allowed for pass riders. Now, for the two girls that were asked to change their clothes, if they weren't pass riders, they could have boarded the plane without having to put up with all the trouble.   

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

Tags
United Airlines denies girls wearing leggings, United Airlines leggings issue, United Airlines dress code policy, United Airlines pass riders
© 2023 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2023 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics