Woman claims she was kicked off flight over cleavage

  • 02/02/2017

A South Florida woman claims she was kicked off a plane for showing too much cleavage.

She believes she was ordered off Spirit Airlines flight from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale for wearing a low cut top.

"It's not even about money. I was really embarrassed," the woman told Local 10 News.

It's reported the incident occurred on Monday and the woman was asked to leave, despite having support from other passengers on board. One passenger, Cathy Supp claims she defended the woman, and was also kicked off the flight.  

Ms Supp took to social media to support the mystery woman and explained how the incident unfolded.

She claims the airline accused the woman of being too drunk and tried to "persuade her to leave on her own by threatening police intervention if she were to somehow get sick or become disruptive during the flight".

The woman was traveling on a Spirit Airlines plane. (Supplied/File)
The woman was traveling on a Spirit Airlines plane. (Supplied/File)

Ms Supp then attempted to comfort the upset and offended woman. An airline attendant then returned with a new complaint: that the woman's "bosom was too exposed". 

"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," Ms Supp wrote. 

Both women said they were forced to find alternative flights after the incident. 

However Spirit Airlines has defended its handling of the matter.

Spokesman Paul Berry said: "Nobody was taken off a plane because of cleavage. People are taken off of planes because of their behaviour.

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."