United Airlines Takes Heat Over Kicking 10-Year-Old Girl Off Flight For RIDICULOUS Reason


United Airlines found itself in the center of a firestorm on Twitter Sunday, when a 10-year-old girl — traveling on a free pass as the child of a United employee — was not allowed to board a flight because she was wearing leggings, which the gate agent deemed to be inappropriate attire.

The story began to spread after first being tweeted by Shannon Watts, the founder of anti-gun group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, who was waiting at the Denver airport Sunday morning while flying to Mexico. She observed the unidentified child not being allowed to board her flight to Minneapolis.


As the story gained traction in social media, United explained the reason for the denial. Via its Twitter account, the company cited Rule 21 of its contract of carriage, which states, in part:

“Passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed” may be prohibited from flying. The company said that customers flying for free on their “United Pass” were subject to a more strict dress code.


The company’s response drew outrage from many on Twitter, including a number of celebrities:



But United had its backers in the debate which was all over social media on Sunday, with many stating that the airline had the right to ask someone flying for free to adhere to a higher standard — no matter what age.



Article source - Mediaite
Article source – Mediaite

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