Yesterday a passenger took to Twitter to share the reason two teenagers and a 10-year-old girl were not allowed to board a flight—and the Internet went crazy. That’s because the three were preparing to leave Denver for Minneapolis when United Airlines turned them away for wearing leggings, which the airline deemed inappropriate for travel.
United explained that the three girls were “pass travelers” flying on comped or discounted tickets, and the airline has the right to refuse transport for passengers “who are barefoot or not properly clothed.” Naturally, celebrities (and leggings aficionados everywhere) had a few things to say about this dress code.
United continues to defend the actions of its gate agents, but the company also released a statement informing regular customers that their leggings are welcome aboard. Well, how’s that for customer privilege?