Thoughts on #spandexgate – you’ll never win by being a jerk to 10 year old girls

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Yesterday, the Internet was abuzz about a situation involving 2 pre-teen girls in a family flying from Denver to Minneapolis who were denied boarding for wearing leggings.  Blog-wise, I saw coverage from Live and Let’s Fly, One Mile at a Time, View from the Wing, Point me to the Plane, and others.

United’s non-rev dress code

It turns out that these passengers were what’s called “non-rev” travelers, which means that they were likely either family of airline employees or friends on a “buddy pass”.

So if you want to wear leggings on a United or any other airline flight, you absolutely can…. if you pay for your ticket.  When United is letting you fly for free, you agree to a stricter set of rules.

Learning from the Pirates of the Caribbean

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