- The 23-year-old female traveler said an airport staff member told her she would not be permitted on the VA1447 flight because her outfit was too revealing
- Bampton called on the airline to apologise to her for inconveniencing her flight as well as embarrassing her publicly
- YEN.com.gh understands she was wearing sneakers, a high-necked halter top, high-waisted trousers, and sneakers
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Air travel has many rules and safety measures which at times seem ridiculous to passengers.
Well, this, a young female traveler recently learnt the hard way after she missed her flight because of what she was wearing.
According to Dailymail UK, the lady identified as Catherine Bampton, 23, was banned from taking her Virgin Australia flight after a pilot noted that she had worn a halter neck top which made her expose too much of her skin.
Bampton disclosed to News.com.au that she was approached by airline staff at Adelaide Airport on Wednesday, January 13, morning while waiting to board a flight to the Gold Coast.
The irritated lady said the staff informed her the pilot did not want her to board while showing off too much skin.
''She told me in front of everyone that the pilot was refusing for me to board the plane because of the clothes I was wearing,''' Bampton said.
The airport staff, in a bid to help the stranded passenger, asked her if she had another different top that did not show too much skin so that she could change.
YEN.com.gh understands Bampton was wearing a high-necked halter top, high-waisted trousers and sneakers.
According to the aggrieved traveler, she was forced to wear a jacket on top of her top so that she could board the plane, failure to which she would be barred from the same.
Bampton disclosed the incident left her confused, shocked and embarrassed since she did not consider her top inappropriate.
''It was so embarrassing and humiliating. Everyone else waiting to board the plane was sitting there watching… and you could see they were staring in shock with their mouths open," she said.
The only answer she got from the airport staff when she asked why she could not board the plane in her top was that the pilot did not really like people ''showing too much skin''.
Bampton demanded an apology from the airline for embarrassing her publicly and inconveniencing her flight.
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