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Thomas Cook Staff Threaten To Remove Woman From Flight Over Outfit

14 March 2019

Thomas Cook Airlines has apologised to a passenger who claims she was ordered to "cover up" or be removed from a plane because of what she was wearing.

Taking to Twitter in a now-viral post, O'Connor said she was told to cover up by airline staff as she got on board the aeroplane.

A British airline has apologised to a woman who says she was threatened with being kicked off a flight because of her "inappropriate" outfit.

She said people should be able "show your body in any way you deem appropriate" no matter your gender.

Thomas Cook Airlines said it has apologized to O'Connor and the airline's cabin services director had spoken to her "to find out more information" about the incident.

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"A gent two rows behind me was wearing shorts and a vest top and nothing was said to him", she told the publication. "Put a fucking jacket on".

In the long series of tweets, O'Connor stated that she eventually did cover up the crop-top - which she said she went through security and boarding in - after her friend on the flight gave her a jacket.

According to Emily, there was four flight attendants trying to get her luggage to take her off the plane.

Thomas Cook has said they are aware of the incident and are investigating.

An airline spokesman told Express.co.uk: "We are sorry that we upset Ms O'Connor".

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A Thomas Cook spokesperson says the airline is sorry to have upset O'Connor and "could have handled the situation better", reports The Telegraph.

The holidaymaker was forced to defend herself further as she appear of Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield's sofa on This Morning.

He also added that the airline has an appropriate clothing policy that applies "equally to men and women of all ages" but that applying the policy can be hard and crews "don't always get it right". The crew did nothing in response, she said. The policy is applicable to men and women of all ages, it said, adding that airline crews face the "difficult task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right".

She took to Twitter and received support from many, and her following poll found that 86 per cent agreed it was "appropriate flying wear". "Our crews have the hard task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right", the airline added.

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Thomas Cook Staff Threaten To Remove Woman From Flight Over Outfit