Airline dress code controversy

A man who ignited a row about airline dress codes after he was allowed to wear skimpy women's panties and mid-thigh stockings on a U.S. Airways flight has said that he does it to make business travel more fun.

The 65-year-old Phoenix man, who works as a business consultant and flies several times a month as a preferred customer on the airline, said that he has flown in scanty female clothing for several years.

A dispute erupted after pictures emerged of the man dressed in a blue bathing suit and heels on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days before a college football player was arrested on a flight following a row over his baggy pants.

Source: Daily Mail


Do you think the football player should have been taken off the flight?

Do you think the cross-dresser should have been allowed on the flight?

What do you wear when you fly?

Vocabulary:

to have a r__ - a noisy arguement

at s____ - when sth of value is in danger of being lost

to f___ charges - to officially accuse sb in a court of law

to m___ h___ - to intend offence

b____ (adj) - to describe clothes that are loose

p____ (plural n) - what they call trousers in the US

h___ (n) - the back of your foot / h___-h____ - what women wear to appear taller

w____ - the middle part of your body / same pronunciation as w____ - as in "a w____ of time"

t____ - the part of your leg above the knee

to c_____ with sth - to do sth that is required eg a law

a dispute -

skimpy (adj) -

underwear (sing n) -

to trespass -

to play a role in sth -

to cloud -

a request -


Grammar point:

"As long as my dress is not indecent from a legal perspective, and so long as the airline does not object, I have the right to wear what I wear."

We use "as long as" in conditional sentences as an alternative to "provided/providing (that)", meaning "if and only if." "So long as" means the same as "as long as", but it isn't as common.

You can borrow my car so long as you drive carefully.

You will enjoy living in Malasaña as long as you don't mind the noise.

As long as you don't make any silly mistakes, you will pass the exam.

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Source: abc15com (You Tube) key words: US airways double standards

Comments

José said…
Hi Graham,

In my opinion, everyone can wear what he wants. Freedom is very important to live and to coexist. Coexisting needs to respect for the others. For this reason, it’s possible to do what you want, always you respect for the others. I couldn’t care less what the others do. In fact, everyone disguises of ...(lagartenana in Spanish, tell me in English, please), for Halloween, for Carnival and so on.

It’s more common to dress underwear in the bathroom or at home, but if somebody wants to provoke, only we can put up with him, unless he offends us. Then, we have to follow the law. Mind your own business is a good advice.

Do you think the football player should have been taken off the flight? Doesn’t is there another place to wear baggy pants too low? It’s crazy. I think that the company must impose rules to coexist.

Do you think the cross-dresser should have been allowed on the flight? Why not? If he achieves rules, he is one more.

What do you wear when you fly? When I fly near, in the short flight, I wear formal dress and I wear informal dress in the long flight. I have never gone in underwear. Sure.

Vocabulary:

to have a row
at stake
to file
to mean harm
baggy
pants
heels high-heeled
waist waste waste
thigh
to code

Please, check it.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

I'm a bit behind with replying to comments. Apologies. :-)

In my opinion, you can't throw off a guy for not pulling up his trousers while allowing a cross-dresser in his underwear on board.


In my opinion, everyone can wear what he wants. Freedom is very important to live and to coexist. Coexisting needs respect for others. For this reason, it’s possible to do what you want, as long as you have respect for others. I couldn’t care less what others do. In fact, everyone dresses up in a lagartenana costume for Halloween, for Carnival and so on.

It’s more common to wear underwear in the bathroom or at home, but if somebody wants to provoke, we can put up with him, unless he offends us. Then, we have to follow the law. Mind your own business is good advice.

Do you think the football player should have been taken off the flight? Isn't there another place to wear baggy pants too low? It’s crazy. I think that the company must impose rules to coexist.

Do you think the cross-dresser should have been allowed on the flight? Why not? If he is within the rules, he is just another passenger.

What do you wear when you fly? When it is a short flight, I dress formally and I dress casually on a long flight. I have never gone in my underwear. For sure.



As always I follow your orders so I have checked your answers this time.

All fine except for the last one:

to comply with sth


Well done!