So Exactly How Can You Dress to Fly on US Airways?

Who Am I?Saggy pants are a no-no. Rocky Picture Horror Show, clear to go. Not sure what the deal is here. Reports the AP via Yahoo News:

SAN FRANCISCO — Days before a college football player was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following a dispute over his saggy pants, the airline allowed another man wearing skimpy women’s panties and mid-thigh stockings to fly, according to a passenger and airline spokeswoman.

Jill Tarlow, a passenger on a June 9 flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Phoenix, took a photo of the scantily clad man, which she provided to the San Francisco Chronicle. The newspaper published the photo in its Wednesday edition.

The man flew six days before University of New Mexico football player DeShon Marman was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following allegations he refused to pull up his pants.

Tarlow told the Chronicle she and other passengers complained before boarding the plane, but US Airways employees did not prevent the unidentified man from flying.

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  • SF2K01

    I’d vote this guy off the plane. No matter how much this might meet TSA guidelines, I wouldn’t want nude or nearly nude passengers sitting next to me.

    • DeepCough

       Yeah, especially if the “dirty bomb” comes from their ass.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      You wouldn’t mind if they were female and good looking -now would you? Tad bit of homophobia going on here eh? ….or at least gender bias. Just a little?

      Complete nudity -genitals exposed etc. -I would object to for sanitary reasons as no one wants poop tracks on the seats. Other than that, wear a vinyl gimp suit with daisies poking out of the zippers for all I care. That would make for some interesting dinner conversation or comic relief…

      • SF2K01

        Homophobic is not the opposite of homosexual. Besides, I really wouldn’t want some nasty old lady in a bathing suit sitting next to me either.

        • GoodDoktorBad

          I was actually joking -for the most part. I’m not really accusing you of anything. 
           
          There is no law against being old or ugly, nor should there be. Just public nudity. What you or anybody else  likes is irrelevant in this case. 

          • SF2K01

            Not that there should be a law against being ugly, but if a person is purposely being provocative to the point where it’s bothering other passengers I’d hope the airline would do something, which they didn’t in this case. A person pays a lot of money for an air ticket these days, it’s a bit unfair for them to have put up with other people’s shenanigans.

          • GoodDoktorBad

            Define provocative. Define “shenanigans”. It takes a lot more guts to walk around in pink panties than it takes for you to simply look away.  Sorry if your squeamish, but that’s your problem. No matter how weird or stupid it looks to you or I is moot.

            Mr. Pink Panties paid “a lot of money for an air ticket” too. He was clothed. He didn’t shove his crotch in anyone’s face or make provocative propositions to people. He simply wore female garb. I’ve seen Lady Gaga, Madonna and lots of other people wear underwear in public. It’s pretty common as you know. They are covered in the places that need covering in public. What else can be said? Outlaw transvestites and ghetto style? 

  • Anonymous

    I’d vote this guy off the plane. No matter how much this might meet TSA guidelines, I wouldn’t want nude or nearly nude passengers sitting next to me.

  • Valinora

    I’m all for a person willing to protest idiocy in society.

  • Valinora

    I’m all for a person willing to protest idiocy in society.

  • DeepCough

     Yeah, especially if the “dirty bomb” comes from their ass.

  • Boobays

    He is black

  • Boobays

    He is black

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    This is probably irrelevant, but the football player was African-American and the transvestite was Caucasian. The airlines have now become the bus companies, with bad service, bad seats and questionable business practices. 

  • BuzzCoastin

    This is probably irrelevant, but the football player was African-American and the transvestite was Caucasian. The airlines have now become the bus companies, with bad service, bad seats and questionable business practices. 

    • quartz99

      I don’t think it’s irrelevant. I think it’s probably a main motivator. I love San Francisco. There’s a lot less of the “isms” of discrimination here than in most other places in the US… but “less” is not “none”. Racism is still a fairly substantial problem out here, and one that doesn’t get the kind of play in the local news that, say, gay rights and religious freedom gets. But there’s a lot of low-level segregation and racial profiling going on out here. The only upside is that there’s also a lot more motivation to point out and fix that problem out here than in other places I’ve lived.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terrence-Amiro/1268620231 Terrence Amiro

    The story about the football player certainly was ridiculous, and should have never happened.  But now it seems it was clearly racially motivated, as baggy, sagged pants are certainly less offensive than this old fart’s attire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terrence-Amiro/1268620231 Terrence Amiro

    The story about the football player certainly was ridiculous, and should have never happened.  But now it seems it was clearly racially motivated, as baggy, sagged pants are certainly less offensive than this old fart’s attire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terrence-Amiro/1268620231 Terrence Amiro

    The story about the football player certainly was ridiculous, and should have never happened.  But now it seems it was clearly racially motivated, as baggy, sagged pants are certainly less offensive than this old fart’s attire.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I’d like to shake the hands of Mr. Pink Panties and Mr. Poopy Pants. Both should be allowed to fly without harassment. So, what if their “fashion” statements are a bit bizarre? Be grateful that the world is made up of so much diversity. At the very least your day is made that much more interesting by their passing. 
    Fuck the TSA… or in this case US Airways.

    • Jaymalls

      Do you honestly believe what your saying??? The guy is nearly naked and dressed like a Female or Transexual (Whatever floats your boat!) prostitute. If i was taking that flight with my daughter or son, i would probably have to check him for that disrespectful shit. Ohh… before you say im homophobic, i would do the same thing if it were a female dressed the same way!

      • GoodDoktorBad

        No your’e not homophobic. You’re just prudish, over-protective and paranoid. Look away, shield your child from the terrible people in pink panties so they can grow up just as paranoid and weak minded as you. 
        Better yet, leave Mr. Pink Panties alone and he’ll likely leave you alone. If he doesn’t then you may have something to complain about.

        It has nothing to do with what “floats my boat” or sinks it. Get out of my crotch you sick fuck. Besides, if you truly meant: “Whatever floats your boat'” we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Dressing like a hooker is not illegal either. 

      • BananaFamine

        the world is a strange place. accept it, embrace it

      • Frankensteinmoneymac

        That’s sick…..no not the guy dressed like a hooker….You’re attitude. I’m glad my brain can’t even fathom that sort of nonsense. Doesn’t it make you feel sick inside to be so disrespectful to other people’s rights  simply because their dress seems too ‘sexual’ and that makes you uncomfortable? It’s that sort of hypocritical bigotry that causes radical religious sects to force women to wear face veils in public, or cover their hair. The worst part is you are teaching your children the same sort of bigotry and sexual guilt you feel when you see someone dressed in a way that bothers you. Perhaps you should look inside yourself and really discover why someone showing less skin than they would on a beach causes you to be disgusted. 

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to shake the hands of Mr. Pink Panties and Mr. Poopy Pants. Both should be allowed to fly without harassment. So, what if their “fashion” statements are a bit bizarre? Be grateful that the world is made up of so much diversity. At the very least your day is made that much more interesting by their passing. 
    Fuck the TSA… 

  • quartz99

    Hey, at least it’s obvious he’s not hiding anything in his underwear…

  • Anonymous

    Hey, at least it’s obvious he’s not hiding anything in his underwear…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s irrelevant. I think it’s probably a main motivator. I love San Francisco. There’s a lot less of the “isms” of discrimination here than in most other places in the US… but “less” is not “none”. Racism is still a fairly substantial problem out here, and one that doesn’t get the kind of play in the local news that, say, gay rights and religious freedom gets. But there’s a lot of low-level segregation and racial profiling going on out here. The only upside is that there’s also a lot more motivation to point out and fix that problem out here than in other places I’ve lived.

  • Anonymous

    You wouldn’t mind if they were female and good looking -now would you? Tad bit of homophobia going on here eh? ….or at least gender bias. Just a little?

    Complete nudity -genitals exposed etc. -I would object to for sanitary reasons as no one wants poop tracks on the seats. Other than that, wear a vinyl gimp suit with daisies poking out of the zippers for all I care. That would make for some interesting dinner conversation or comic relief…

  • Anonymous

    Homophobic is not the opposite of homosexual. Besides, I really wouldn’t want some nasty old lady in a bathing suit sitting next to me either.

  • Anonymous

    I was actually joking -for the most part. I’m not really accusing you of anything. 
     
    There is no law against being old or ugly, nor should there be. Just public nudity. What you or anybody else  likes is irrelevant in this case. 

  • Anonymous

    Not that there should be a law against being ugly, but if a person is purposely being provocative to the point where it’s bothering other passengers I’d hope the airline would do something, which they didn’t in this case. A person pays a lot of money for an air ticket these days, it’s a bit unfair for them to have put up with other people’s shenanigans.

  • Anonymous

    Not that there should be a law against being ugly, but if a person is purposely being provocative to the point where it’s bothering other passengers I’d hope the airline would do something, which they didn’t in this case. A person pays a lot of money for an air ticket these days, it’s a bit unfair for them to have put up with other people’s shenanigans.

  • Anonymous

    Define provocative. Define “shenanigans”. It takes a lot more guts to walk around in pink panties than it takes for you to simply look away.  Sorry if your squeamish, but that’s your problem. No matter how weird or stupid it looks to you or I is moot.

    Mr. Pink Panties paid “a lot of money for an air ticket” too. He was clothed. He didn’t shove his crotch in anyone’s face or make provocative propositions to people. He simply wore female garb. I’ve seen Lady Gaga, Madonna and lots of other people wear underwear in public. It’s pretty common as you know. They are covered in the places that need covering in public. What else can be said? Outlaw transvestites and ghetto style? 

  • Anonymous

    Do you honestly believe what your saying??? The guy is nearly naked and dressed like a Female or Transexual (Whatever floats your boat!) prostitute. If i was taking that flight with my daughter or son, i would probably have to check him for that disrespectful shit. Ohh… before you say im homophobic, i would do the same thing if it were a female dressed the same way!

  • Anonymous

    No your’e not homophobic. You’re just prudish, over-protective and paranoid. Look away, shield your child from the terrible people in pink panties so they can grow up just as paranoid and weak minded as you. 
    Better yet, leave Mr. Pink Panties alone and he’ll likely leave you alone. If he doesn’t then you may have something to complain about.

    It has nothing to do with what “floats my boat” or sinks it. Get out of my crotch you sick fuck. Besides, if you truly meant: “Whatever floats your boat'” we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Dressing like a hooker is not illegal either. 

  • BananaFamine

    the world is a strange place. accept it, embrace it

  • BananaFamine

    the world is a strange place. accept it, embrace it

  • Guest

    i think the most alarming thing here is that people complained about this individual and their complaint was not addressed.  i’m not saying this person should have been yanked from the flight bc of the attire, but rather, why did they dismiss the complaints so easily?  isn’t the point of security for the protection of the ppl (suspend disbelief for a second) and if someone feels another person doesn’t belong on a flight, shouldnt that complaint be taken seriously and followed-up to ensure satisfaction of their customers?  i mean, what if this pink lady was a brown man with a beard?  would that have been more of a cause for concern?  my point is the use of discretion… that regardless of who passes security checks or not, ultimately, it is up to security who actually is allowed to board a flight.  so, in the end, all it really proves is what we knew already: the tsa does not serve the ppl and airlines do not give a fuck if customers are satisfied or not because well, they just don’t have to… you either fly or you don’t.  

    also… i wonder if this would have went over differently had a FTM been dressed in leather vest and chaps with a 12″ strap-on dangling down the leg… dramatic, i know (so is miss thang above), but i’m just saying there *seems* be to a societal favoritism of MTF trans folks over FTM, especially on a flight from FL to AZ, but i may be wrong… 

  • Guest

    i think the most alarming thing here is that people complained about this individual and their complaint was not addressed.  i’m not saying this person should have been yanked from the flight bc of the attire, but rather, why did they dismiss the complaints so easily?  isn’t the point of security for the protection of the ppl (suspend disbelief for a second) and if someone feels another person doesn’t belong on a flight, shouldnt that complaint be taken seriously and followed-up to ensure satisfaction of their customers?  i mean, what if this pink lady was a brown man with a beard?  would that have been more of a cause for concern?  my point is the use of discretion… that regardless of who passes security checks or not, ultimately, it is up to security who actually is allowed to board a flight.  so, in the end, all it really proves is what we knew already: the tsa does not serve the ppl and airlines do not give a fuck if customers are satisfied or not because well, they just don’t have to… you either fly or you don’t.  

    also… i wonder if this would have went over differently had a FTM been dressed in leather vest and chaps with a 12″ strap-on dangling down the leg… dramatic, i know (so is miss thang above), but i’m just saying there *seems* be to a societal favoritism of MTF trans folks over FTM, especially on a flight from FL to AZ, but i may be wrong… 

    • sweetness34

      the point of security is to protect, not to settle a customers complaints.  Security doesn’t work for the airlines and don’t and shouldn’t care about customers satisfaction.  If someone was acting suspiciously then yes they should investigate, if you don’t just don’t like someone because of how they look they’ll leave them the F alone.  What if I didn’t like the track suit you decided to wear because you made noise every time you moved, should I get security to make sure you’re not on my flight?  Plus a 12″ strap on would be a little more vulgar than this guy no matter how poor a choice his wardrobe is.

  • sweetness34

    the point of security is to protect, not to settle a customers complaints.  Security doesn’t work for the airlines and don’t and shouldn’t care about customers satisfaction.  If someone was acting suspiciously then yes they should investigate, if you don’t just don’t like someone because of how they look they’ll leave them the F alone.  What if I didn’t like the track suit you decided to wear because you made noise every time you moved, should I get security to make sure you’re not on my flight?  Plus a 12″ strap on would be a little more vulgar than this guy no matter how poor a choice his wardrobe is.

  • Debra Savittieri

    I’ve been a flight attendant. I do think there should be a dress code due to the fact that passengers ‘sit very very close’ to each other and can touch each other. The fact that many people sit on the same seat every single day on an aircraft in thier traveling should constitute a dress code simply for health and safety reasons. HERPES!  Showing  lower bellies, thighs near the groin areas, breasts and not wearing underwear while in a dress or skirt, or simply displaying too much bare skin can cause distress among small children, the elderly.  It is simply  respectful to dress properly ‘in public’ and on public transit and therefore the fact that the airlines will have to address a dress code is sad, but necessary.

  • Scottsdale007

    I’ve been a flight attendant. I do think there should be a dress code due to the fact that passengers ‘sit very very close’ to each other and can touch each other. The fact that many people sit on the same seat every single day on an aircraft in thier traveling should constitute a dress code simply for health and safety reasons. HERPES!  Showing  lower bellies, thighs near the groin areas, breasts and not wearing underwear while in a dress or skirt, or simply displaying too much bare skin can cause distress among small children, the elderly.  It is simply  respectful to dress properly ‘in public’ and on public transit and therefore the fact that the airlines will have to address a dress code is sad, but necessary.

  • Frankensteinmoneymac

    That’s sick…..no not the guy dressed like a hooker….You’re attitude. I’m glad my brain can’t even fathom that sort of nonsense. Doesn’t it make you feel sick inside to be so disrespectful to other people’s rights  simply because their dress seems too ‘sexual’ and that makes you uncomfortable? It’s that sort of hypocritical bigotry that causes radical religious sects to force women to wear face veils in public, or cover their hair. The worst part is you are teaching your children the same sort of bigotry and sexual guilt you feel when you see someone dressed in a way that bothers you. Perhaps you should look inside yourself and really discover why someone showing less skin than they would on a beach causes you to be disgusted. 

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