US woman embarrassed as airline threatens to kick her off for 'inappropriate' outfit

Flight staff have threatened to kick a US woman off a plane for wearing an "inappropriate" outfit, leaving her embarrassed.

Tisha Rowe, posted to Twitter, claiming that after getting on an American Airlines flight, she was pulled from the plane before being told to "cover-up".

"When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket," she wrote.

She told Business Insider she did not believe her outfit was inappropriate.

"If you put someone who's a size two in the exact same outfit next to me, no one would be bothered."

The incident occurred after Rowe, a doctor, and her eight-year-old son boarded a flight from Texas bound for Miami, Business Insider reports.

Rowe said she was not given an explanation as to why she was called off the plane.

"All she [the flight attendant] said was 'Do you have a jacket'?"

Phoenix, Arizona, USA - September 19, 2017: An American Airlines Boeing jet at the Phoenix International Airport being refueled and boarded.  There is a luggage handler working.
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Rowe told Business Insider she was embarrassed by the incident.

"What I know is I was perfectly comfortable and felt appropriate."

Several Twitter users sided with Rowe over the incident.

American Airlines spokesperson Shannon Gilson told Business Insider it was taking the complaint seriously.

"We were concerned about Dr Rowe's comments," Gilson said in a statement.

"We want to personally apologise to Dr Rowe and her son for their experience, and have fully refunded their travel."