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Jordi Lippe-McGraw
July 12, 2016

Last month a woman was told she wouldn’t be able to board a JetBlue flight because her short shorts were too revealing.

Although many agreed that she was unfairly singled out, most Americans agree there should be an in-flight dress code, according to a new survey.

Fifty-nine percent of 2,500 respondents polled by Airfarewatchdog agreed airlines should have the authority to kick off passengers who are dressed inappropriately.

“While it would be splendid to bring some decorum back to air travel,” said George Hobica, president of Airfarewatchdog, in a statement. “The question remains: who or what decides what 'appropriate' is, and do airlines spell out specifically enough in their rules what is and isn't acceptable.”

Many airlines do say something about appropriate clothing in their terms of service, but more often than not, flight crew decide if a traveler's outfit is too inappropriate to fly.

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