Thursday, 27 June 2019 | 15:14 WIB

Emily O‘Connor Asked to Leave Thomas Cook Flight for Wearing Inappropriate Clothing

Emily O‘Connor before she boarded the Thomas Cook flight (scroll)

BIRMINGHAM, NETRALNEWS -- I don't know what Emily O'Connor imagined when she was leaving for Tenerife, Spain, from Birmingham, England. The trip that should have been fun actually made her upset and trembling.

Because, Emily was "forced" to get off Thomas Cook's plane just because the clothes she was wearing were too sexy. At that time, Emily wore a crop top and high-waisted trousers.

Emily was then told by flight staff that the clothes she was wearing were "inappropriate" and "violating the law". She also claimed that the flight manager and airline staff surrounded him and insisted that he wear a jacket.

In a series of tweets, Emily claimed that she had worn this clothing through airport security controls and passports but only after she boarded the plane did the clothes she wore had to be covered.

Emily also described it as a traumatic experience when cabin crew "made comments on the situation of their conversation".

She wrote: "They announced that I was rude and inappropriate in front of the entire flight. I was physically trembling, and they could see that, but they continued to abuse and ridicule me. That was the worst experience of my life."

Emily then openly asked other passengers if they were offended and even though there was no response, the manager made a move to retrieve her bag in an attempt to get her out of the flight.

At that moment a man shouted, "Shut your mouth, sad woman. Wear a jacket."

"The staff said nothing to him," she added.

Fortunately, her cousin who was sitting in front offered Emily the jacket but the staff "didn't go until (she) was physically wearing it".

An airline spokesman told BBC News that they were "sorry" for upsetting Miss Emily O'Connor.

They said: "Obviously we can handle the situation better.

"Similar to most airlines, we have the right clothing policy. This applies to men and women of all ages without discrimination.

"Our crew has a difficult task to implement the policy and not always do it right."

The airline also underlined that their policy states that those who wear "inappropriate clothing (including items with slogans or offensive images) will not be permitted to travel unless there is a possible change of clothing," AsiaOne reported.