Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
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Woman 'humiliated' after being told to cover up on Thomas Cook flight

Woman 'humiliated' after being told to cover up on Thomas Cook flight

"To top it off they allowed a man hurl abuse at me whilst the flight manager and four air staff stood and said nothing", she said, adding the manager then went to get her bag to offload her. That changed after she boarded the flight, as cabin crew repeatedly asked her to cover up, reports The Telegraph.

In another tweet, she said "a gent two rows behind me was wearing a vest top and shorts.yet clearly nothing was said to him".

She said: "Flying from Birmingham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn't "cover up" as I was "causing offence" and was "inappropriate".

She wrote, "I informed the staff that there is no "appropriate wear" policy stipulated online".

Following an investigation into the incident, the airline says it wants to apologise to O'Connor again.

However, there were some people who also criticised Emily for "creating a scene" and suggested that she should have listened to the airline staff.

Out of a massive 37,143 votes, a total of 83% so far said that her outfit was absolutely fine to wear on a flight. "Put a f***ing jacket on". I was physically shaking, and they could see that, yet they continued to sexualise and ridicule me.


Thomas Cook released a statement after the incident apologising for the ordeal Emily had to go through and promised that they would look into the matter.

"It was so mortifying", she told Yahoo UK.

Thomas Cook has since apologised to Miss O'Connor, saying they "could have handled the situation better".

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. Our crews have the hard task of implementing that policy and don't always get it right". "Footwear much be worn on the aircraft".

Emily appeared on "This Morning" to defend her now famous outfit. She said that she got through security and roamed around the entire airport without any problem.

Meanwhile, Emily also narrated her ordeal on Twitter and received a lot of support from the netizens who called out Thomas Cook for its misogynistic behaviour.

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