Jet Blue should never be allowed to ground short shorts
If you were alive in the seventies, you may remember the “hot pants”craze immortalized in song by the great James Brown. Hot pants were the sequel to "Short Shorts” which was a song co-written by ‘Jersey boy Bob Gaudio.
Jetblue refused to allow Maggie McMuffin, a dancer to fly from Boston back home to Seattle until she covered up the shorts she was wearing, which I don’t find offensive at all. What makes it even more bizarre is that the same airline allowed her fly into Boston wearing the same outfit with no problems.
Miss McMuffin says the crew thought her shorts could be offensive to other fliers. Have you ever flown? Can’t really see very much of what anyone’s wearing, especially when everyone is sitting most of the way, save for using the bathroom. Also if Jet Blue was so concerned about dress, as Mcmuffin points out, then why wasn’t there a dress code?
In a statement, JetBlue says “We support our crew members discretion to make these difficult decisions, and we decided to reimburse the customer for the cost of the new shorts and offered a credit for future flight as a good will gesture."
Personally, if Jet Blue is barring short shorts from their flights, I may be flying elsewhere and I think these people have the same idea.
Back in 1972 Southwest Airlines used hot pants as a selling point in one of their commercials. My how times have changed. Southwest is now one of the biggest sponsors of the NFL. Considering some of Jet Blue's recent decisions on wardrobe, they may want to rethink some of their marketing plans.
What do you think? Do you think Jet Blue should have the right to have a dress code for its passengers?