Southwest Flier Told to 'Cover Cleavage'
Passenger slams agent's 'Big Feelings about my breasts'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2012 6:04 PM CDT
A Southwest Airlines passenger jet.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Southwest Airlines has apologized and offered to refund a woman who was told she couldn't fly without covering her "inappropriate" cleavage, the New York Daily News reports. The woman—who gives her name as Avital—says she was boarding a flight from Las Vegas to New York earlier this month when the agent said her bosom was far too visible. Wearing a cotton dress, flannel shirt, and scarf, Avital got on board anyway.

"I didn't want to let the representative's Big Feelings about my breasts change the way I intended to board my flight," she told Jezebel. "And lo and behold, the plane didn't fall out of the sky... my cleavage did not interfere with the plane's ability to function properly." She also accused the airline of "slut shaming," saying the man sitting in front of her "was wearing a shirt with an actual Trojan condom embedded behind a clear plastic applique," but still boarded no problem. See a pic of Avital's outfit at Jezebel.

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