JetBlue passenger stopped from boarding plane because shorts were too short

BOSTON – A JetBlue passenger says the airline has apologized to her after gate agents at Logan Airport forced her to change her shorts because they were too short, CBS Boston reports.

a52743a18405dd9bdb7dafbb2060a58fThe woman from Seattle, a burlesque performer who goes by the name Maggie McMuffin, told CBS station KIRO-TV she was stopped after she tried to board a connecting flight at Logan May 18 wearing a sweater, thigh high socks and shorts.

She said she was told, “The flight crew had discussed it and the pilot had decided that I needed to put something else on or I would not be allowed to board the flight.”

She had to run to another terminal to buy new shorts for $22.

Maggie said she was making a connecting flight in Boston and was not questioned on her flight out of New York.

“I was told it was the pilot’s final say so these are not official rules that can be broken,” she told KIRO.

“We support our crewmembers’ discretion to make these difficult decisions,” JetBlue said in a statement and they “determined the burlesque shorts may offend other families on the flight.”

JetBlue did give Maggie a $200 credit and a refund for the new shorts.

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