An unidentified Florida woman says she and another passenger were kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale after a flight attendant took issue with her cleavage.
According to the woman, a flight attendant told her to "cover up" because she was showing too much cleavage. She said she wrapped herself in a coat, but the attendants still weren't satisfied. When a female stranger came to her defense, they were both thrown off the plane.
At least two fellow passengers took to Facebook and said that two attendants approached the woman and said "her bosom was too exposed."
Cathy Supp, who defended the woman, said she was "wrongfully ejected from the plane after offering a tissue to a quietly sobbing young lad." She wrote in a Facebook post that the flight attendant had first accused the woman of being drunk:
"After assuring all THREE flight attendants that although she & her companion had been finishing a beer before boarding, but was not drunk & would be fine, they left her alone for a few minutes, then came back and said her bosom was too exposed!"
"Granted she was well endowed and wearing a lowcut top, but she was covered. They claimed they had had complaints."
"She tried to pull her top up further to cover more, each time another flight attendant came with the same issue, telling her in loud and rude tones that she'll have leave the plane if she can't get them covered."
"The gate agent came on board and very politely and quietly spoke with her, she asked for a blanket, the airlines no longer provide-so she took out a big coat put it on and completely covered up to the neck!"
Supp went on to explain that both she and the woman were ejected from the plane after she came to her defense.
"It's not even about money. I was really embarrassed," the woman told Local 10 News. Spirit claims a flight attendant made the suggestion to cover up, but that's not why the woman was told to leave.
"Nobody was taken off a plane because of cleavage," a Spirit spokesman said. "People are taken off of planes because of their behavior."
"The flight attendant made that decision, and as she was leaving, she said, 'By the way, you might want to cover up.' It was more of a personal statement to her."
The woman was rebooked on another flight and Spirit say they plan on getting in touch with her.