Thread: Southwest Airlines Tries to Censure Attractive Young Lady's Attire

robslob - 9/7/2007 at 10:01 PM

23 year old college student and Hooter's waitress Kyla Ebbert was asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight and change her "revealing" attire. I saw the picture on-line.........she had on high heel sandals, a denim mini-skirt, and a turqoise sweater over a tanktop over a bra. She was covered up. A customer service representative of Southwest sequestered her after she was already seated on the plane and asked her to go home and change before flying. She refused and was allowed to take the flight. Now she is considering a lawsuit.

YOU GO GIRL!! Just more evidence that we have deteriorated backwards into Puritanism.

[Edited on 9/7/2007 by robslob]

[Edited on 9/7/2007 by robslob]


Brucebcd - 9/7/2007 at 10:05 PM

Oregon State will need to find a new airline...


leafsfan - 9/7/2007 at 11:11 PM

Where is the picture???


Brock - 9/7/2007 at 11:34 PM

A lawsuit? For what? She was not ultimately ejected from the plane. Everybody thinks the slightest misstatement these days is a payday. And why am I never seated next to someone like this?


Fujirich - 9/7/2007 at 11:51 PM

I fly all the time and this doesn't look any worse tht other things I've seen people wear:



And some video...

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/09/07/costello.mini.skirt.cnn


robslob - 9/8/2007 at 12:32 AM

Brock: As far as I'm concerned, this is damn well worthy of a lawsuit. It's no different than if I (a male) wore some levi shorts, sandals and a tanktop onto a plane and was asked to leave. (That's actually less than she was wearing; can you imagine them stopping a man for this?). That would cause me some mental stress and I would consider it blatant discrimination, as I'm sure this girl and her Mother do.

[Edited on 9/8/2007 by robslob]


Brock - 9/8/2007 at 01:11 AM

Yes I could see it happening to a man, but even if not, being only initially asked to leave should not cause compensable emotional distress( your mental stress) to a reasonable person. So she thought for a while she might miss her flight; that has happened to me a bunch and no ill effects. And come on, we all know in most situations, she gets extraordinary service. She suffered no damages.


Brucebcd - 9/8/2007 at 01:20 AM

She's a bit overdressed. I think that outfit would be more becoming without the white t-shirt.


TerriB - 9/8/2007 at 02:31 AM

Was she wearing undies?

That skirt looks like its about to fall off, but I know that's the part that you guys like


Brucebcd - 9/8/2007 at 02:47 AM

Can't say if she was or not.

But Matt Lauer, who was sitting across from her, mentioned that she wasn't a real blonde.


gina - 9/8/2007 at 04:12 PM

Don't they normally have uniforms to wear? I agree it is not appropriate, think about it, if she had to bend over to help anybody buckle their seat belt, well, nuff said.


johnwott - 9/8/2007 at 04:16 PM

quote:
Don't they normally have uniforms to wear? I agree it is not appropriate, think about it, if she had to bend over to help anybody buckle their seat belt, well, nuff said.


she was a passenger, not a stewardess you knucklehead.


leafsfan - 9/8/2007 at 06:11 PM

quote:
can you imagine them stopping a man for this?).


If I saw a guy dressed like that on a plane I asked him/her to get off to.


leafsfan - 9/8/2007 at 06:13 PM

Its them fricken republicans I tell ya. Next thing you know women are going to be ordered to wear burka's.


leafsfan - 9/8/2007 at 06:15 PM

Yowser where was I when stewardess's dressed like that? Oh yeah I was 5 in 72. Dam, I always say I was born 20 years too late.


Brucebcd - 9/8/2007 at 06:39 PM

I'm really shocked that Southwest let's there stewardess's dress this way.






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leafsfan - 9/8/2007 at 07:50 PM

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Once again, she was a passenger and not a stewardess. Besides, they call them flight attendants these days.



Sorry talking about CNN clip, ccheck it out you'll understand


Gregallmanfan - 9/9/2007 at 02:25 AM

Do they let their male stewardesses dress like that too?


Brock - 11/16/2007 at 04:54 PM

Boy, did I not see this one coming! She wants to be an atty. I want to be Pope!

'Too sexy for Southwest' passenger poses nude for Playboy

By DAVID KOENIG
Associated Press
Published on: 11/15/07

DALLAS A 23-year-old college student who was told by a Southwest Airlines employee that her outfit was too revealing to fly is wearing even less on Playboy's Web site.

Kyla Ebbert appears in a series of pictures some in lingerie, some nude under the heading, "Legs in the Air."

"They're very tastefully done," Ebbert told The Associated Press on Thursday. "I don't see anything wrong with the female body."

Playboy contacted Ebbert's attorney to pitch the idea of posing. After "a little bit of talking" to convince her mother, Ebbert agreed. She said her boyfriend supported her decision, but "the most hesitant one was my dad."

On its Web site, Playboy says Ebbert "was too sexy for Southwest Airlines, but she's perfect for Playboy."

Ebbert said she was paid "less than six figures" to pose, but wouldn't give the specific amount.

A Southwest Airlines Co. employee pulled Ebbert off a flight this summer and forced her to adjust her outfit of a tank top, sweater and miniskirt before getting back on the plane.

Ebbert ripped the airline in appearances on NBC's "The Today Show" and "The Dr. Phil Show," during which she wore the outfit. Southwest officials said they don't have a dress code but don't want customers' attire to offend other passengers.

Ebbert said she was offended that Southwest tried to turn the dustup to its advantage by promoting a fare sale in honor of miniskirts. Southwest apologized to Ebbert, but she said she found the double-entendre-laced message unacceptable.

"They used my name in an ad campaign without asking permission," she said. "I thought I'd been slapped in the face."

Told of Ebbert's spread on the Playboy Web site, Southwest spokeswoman Beth Harbin said, "We wish her all the best."

Ebbert worked at a Hooters in San Diego but said wants to become an attorney, and doesn't think posing nude should get in the way of her professional aspirations.

"This was beautiful and classy. I don't see why it would affect a professional position," she said. "I'd do it again in a heartbeat."




lolasdeb - 11/16/2007 at 04:57 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Don't they normally have uniforms to wear? I agree it is not appropriate, think about it, if she had to bend over to help anybody buckle their seat belt, well, nuff said.

she was a passenger, not a stewardess you knucklehead.

DOH!
ROTFLMAO!!!


cleaneduphippy - 11/16/2007 at 04:59 PM

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Ebbert worked at a Hooters in San Diego but said wants to become an attorney


Don't ALL female attorneys start out working at Hooters?

Btw, here's the "teaser" photos from Playboy. Guess you got join Playboy's Cyber Club to get the more "revealing" photos.

http://www.playboy.com/arts-entertainment/features/southwest-ebbert/kyla-eb bert-01.html

[Edited on 11/16/2007 by cleaneduphippy]


Brucebcd - 11/16/2007 at 05:57 PM

as if i'd waste my time clicking on that link...





I bet she looks good in aqua and black.


musichick3 - 11/16/2007 at 05:58 PM

I saw this on Dr Phil a few weeks ago. SW never did apologize to her but offered her a free round trip tix anywhere. She declined. lol
Hell, I'd take the ticket and wear the same outfit to see if it happens again... LOLOL


tuna - 11/16/2007 at 06:47 PM

I go through this all the time being a hot male. It really doesn't matter what I wear, it just looks so hot on me. I'm asked to leave places ALL the time.


musichick3 - 11/16/2007 at 07:01 PM

Hee hee! Must be rough, tuna lolol


Sang - 11/16/2007 at 07:13 PM

quote:
I go through this all the time being a hot male. It really doesn't matter what I wear, it just looks so hot on me. I'm asked to leave places ALL the time.



I at least believe the last sentence.........


alloak41 - 12/23/2007 at 09:21 PM


What makes this story ironic is, in the early days of Southwest Airlines(early 70's), the stews wore hot pants on all flights. It was a big part of their marketing.


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