Published on : Thursday, July 11, 2019
On June 30, Latisha ‘Tisha’ Rowe and her son were boarding a flight from Kingston, Jamaica to Miami, Florida and was asked by an airline employee to step off the plane to speak to the attorney, Geoffrey Berg.
Berg said that she could not fly unless she covered herself as her thighs and arms were exposed in the strapless romper.
An employee asked Rowe if she had a jacket but ended up giving her a blanket to wrap around herself.
Rowe took to twitter to share her experience and posted a picture of the outfit she wore.
She wrote – “Here is what i was wearing when @AmericanAir asked me to deplane for a talk. At which point I was asked to “cover up”. When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket. #notsofriendlyskies,” .
In a separate tweet she mentioned that her shorts covered everything but apparently was too distracting to enter the plane.
According to Rowe she was black and had to face double standard and was policed for being black. She said in another tweet that she had seen many white woman with much shorter shorts boarding a plane without a blink of an eye.
The company’s spokesperson Shannon Gilson said that the company was investigating and reached out to her. Their team at the Kingston airport gathered more information about the happenings and they apologised to Dr. Rowe and her sons for the experience.
Their travel was refunded and wanted to provide a safe travel experience to everyone who flies with them.
Tags: American Airlines