And she is not the first to clash with a flight crew over clothes. Green Day guitarist and vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in 2011 after he refused to pull up his sagging pants.
George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog, said travelers shouldn’t be surprised that the flight crew treats passengers differently based on how they dress. After all, he said, some flight attendants and pilots grew up in conservative parts of the country, where short shorts are frowned upon.
“Some airline people resent how decorum has been thrown out the window,” he said.