'I was shocked': Aussie woman alleges Jetstar air hostess 'slut-shamed' her

A young woman has accused Jetstar of slut-shaming her for the way she was dressed.

Shoshana Strykert was catching a flight to the Gold Coast to visit her mother in hospital. The 28-year-old was dressed in loose beige trousers, a cropped black top, and a pair of sandals.

After waiting for five hours to catch her plane due to a mix-up, she boarded.

However it was then that she says a flight attendant told her what she was wearing was inappropriate.

Ms Strykert wrote a scathing post on Facebook, detailing her experience.

"I got on the plane, tired and stressed out, and the flight attendant told me what I was wearing was inappropriate," she wrote.

"She then told me 'Do you see any men walking around with their shirts off?' and then added 'Do you have a t-shirt you can put on, or I will give you a blanket.'"

"Everybody on the plane was looking at me - I was so embarrassed and shocked."

Ms Strykert says a woman sitting behind her felt sorry for her, and lent her a jacket. 

She says the experience left her feeling "disgusted."

After complaining to Jetstar, Ms Strykert received a $50 Jetstar travel voucher for compensation, as well as a vague explanation for the attendant's comments.

Jetstar's apology
Jetstar's apology Photo credit: Facebook/Shoshana Strykert

"Our cabin crew have a number of important responsibilities on board involving reporting, food and beverage service, cleaning and implementation of our important safety procedure," read the letter to Ms Strykert.

"Sometimes disruptions to our service might put them under additional pressure and they mightn't have the time to provide the level of service we would like.

"Still, you have every right to expect polite, friendly and professional service and I apologise if this was not your experience."

Comments on Ms Strykert's post ridicule the voucher, with one person writing: "I'd tell them to jam their $50!"

Another writes: "50 dollars hardly makes up for the treatment you received."

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