However, after the incident went viral, United Airlines went on to explain that the two girls were pass travellers and that all pass riders and employees are considered representatives of the airline. In order to reap the company benefits, they must be in compliance with their dress code. Regular costumers are not subjected to these rules.
United Airlines is still under scrutiny though for trying to “set cultural appropriateness” as they have clearly misread their customer base. Instead of trying to be more open about how people dress in this day and age, their rules are doing the opposite, especially targeting females.
By Rhea Braganza