Short Skirt Doesn't Fly at Southwest

'Family' airline asked co-ed to change out of revealing attire
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2007 12:40 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A San Diego co-ed (and Hooters employee) nearly got kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for showing too much skin. A  flight attendant called Kyla Ebbert to the front of the plane and asked her to change out of her 'revealing attire' or take a later flight. Ebbert brokered a compromise and remained aboard, but now she may sue Southwest over the ordeal, ABC reports.

Ebbert settled on pulling down her skirt and pulling up her sweater, and spent the flight buried under a blanket. Southwest is sticking to its guns because it's a 'family' airline. "Her outfit is fine," said her mother. 'She looks like every other college girl in San Diego." The story made headlines when Ebbert appeared on "The Today Show."