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Busty Woman Kicked Off Spirit Airlines for Showing Too Much Cleavage

A bizarre story is circulating about a woman who claims to have been kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight for wearing a low-cut blouse. The South Florida woman, who didn’t want to be named, told Local 10 News that she was removed from a flight to Fort Lauderdale this week because of the way she was dressed. “It’s not even about money. I was really embarrassed,” she said by phone from New Orleans, where she was still stranded.

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Her first mistake, as anyone who has ever flown that airline can tell you, was booking a Spirit flight. A quick perusal of Spirt ratings shows that most travelers stuck on a Spirit flight have thought about causing an in-air disturbance just to be escorted off at the nearest possible exit. When they aren’t bankrupting you with baggage fees (which are conveniently never mentioned on booking sites) they are charging you $7 for a bag of stale crisps that might be food (or improperly bagged insulation) while barking at you to turn off your device!

The shamed woman of boobgate appears to have witnesses who back up her claim of being abused (which is not really a stretch when talking about Spirit customer service).

While I’m not a fan of seeing too much of anyone’s skin, a bit of cleavage isn’t really that upsetting, nor is the photo of the accused (see video above). I don’t even think I would have noticed, but Spirit flight attendants had her in tears over it according to a passenger who posted the story on her Facebook account. Not only did the voluptuous passenger get ejected from her seat, but the witness did too! Comforting a crying passenger is apparently out of bounds on a Spirit flight.

 

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All of this just really begs the question, why do we fly anywhere? If it isn’t accessible by car, do we really need to go there? Flying is so awful that a little cleavage is the least of your concerns, and at the very least might provide some distraction from the absolute hell that flying has become. The recycled air packed with viruses, the cramped quarters, the tiny bathrooms, the chatty seatmates, and the chiropractic care you’ll need for a month afterward are pretty high prices to pay on top of growing fares. I didn’t even mention navigating security first! If Satan is inventive, Hell will be nothing but one long TSA checkpoint that always ends on a Spirit flight.

I have friends who are flight attendants and pilots and their job is no picnic either. They are under constant threat of terror (which would make anyone cranky) and are usually dealing with loudmouth drunks who want to fight while 10,000 feet above the ground. The other day my pilot friend told me the best part of her day is chucking people off her plane. There appears to have sprung up a general dislike between crew and passengers—unless you’re on Southwest Airlines, where you’ll find yourself being entertained by an impromptu comedy routine more often than not. If you can get past the initial awkwardness, it’s usually pretty funny. I don’t know what it is about Southwest, but the misery of flying doesn’t seem to have infected them yet.

A search on YouTube for Spirit Airlines brings up a whole different set of videos, however. It seems I’m not the only one who thinks it’s the worst airline in America.