Woman almost kicked off Thomas Cook flight over crop top

An airbus A320 of the Thomas Cook company

The 21-year-old took to Twitter to share a photo of the outfit she was wearing, which consisted of an orange pair of pants and a black strappy bralet. Emily O'Connor, 21, was flying from Birmingham Airport to Tenerife when the incident occurred.

She claims she was repeatedly asked by cabin crew to cover up - first as she was boarding the plane, and subsequently by a group of the plane's staff who surrounded her in her seat and claimed her outfit was "inappropriate".

Her social media posts quickly kicked up a storm of comments, with many suggesting she could have simply put on a jacket without fuss for the sake of the other passengers. A lady identified as Emily O'Connor recently experienced the brunt of this.

Trainee accountant Emily O'Connor, from Birmingham, was threatened with being thrown off because she was wearing a "crop top".

A woman says she was forced to cover up her "inappropriate" outfit on a flight.

A Thomas Cook spokesperson said they reached out to O'Connor to apologize for the incident.

O'Connor said a manager then "went to get [her] bag to remove [her] from the flight". Her humiliation was intensified, she said, when someone from the airline made comments over the speaker about the situation.

"We are sorry that we upset Ms O'Connor", said the statement.

The airline said as per its clothing policy, customers wearing "inappropriate attire [including items with offensive slogans or images] will not be permitted to travel unless a change of clothes is possible". A man then shouted "Shut up you pathetic woman".

Phil and Holly were supportive of Emily and viewers watching from home also sided with her, with one saying: "Since when can't you wear a crop top/ vest on a plane going on holiday! Our crews have the hard task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right", the airline added. "I've been inundated with love and support off all genders and it truly means a lot".

Yet the style guru, who has 16 years experience at the top of the industry, insisted to Express.co.uk comfort did not mean a compromise.

She said: "I am getting targeted, and said that my shoulders and arms are out, when a gentleman is in the exact same situation". A large scarf or shawl is excellent to help you stay warm, keeping the air conditioning on the planes at bay.



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