Showing too much cleavage gets you kicked off a Spirit flight. So does your 3 year old spitting up if flying legacy Virgin America. And taking a photo while pregnant on American. Or wearing yoga pants on United. I wish bare feet got you kicked off.
Now we can add one thing to the banned list, it seems: wearing a sweatshirt with guns on it while black.
Frontier kicked off a professional skateboarder “wearing a T-shirt that offended another passenger.” Frontier of course says they did it because the man was “being disruptive” but they aren’t any more specific than that, it’s a catch-all, excuse all and in this case his disruptive behavior seems to be:
- wearing a sweatshirt with two guns
- and the words “Big Black Biscuit” on it
- that led another passenger to complain
“Big Black Biscuit” is songwriterand skateboarder Stoney Pebbles. Skateboarder Justin Mallory, who was wearing the sweatshirt, has retained legal counsel to seek damages for being removed from a flight in Atlanta on March 2.
According to the airline,
Justin Mallory was removed from his flight on March 2, 2018, for being disruptive and not complying with crew member instructions. He became argumentative prior to boarding when asked to check a skateboard. It is Frontier’s policy that skateboards are not permitted in the cabin. After eventually checking the item, the passenger boarded the aircraft and continued to exhibit disruptive behavior. Frontier Airlines takes the safety and security of our flights, and all our customers, seriously and it was determined that the passenger should not fly. We refunded the passenger’s ticket to allow him to make other travel arrangements.
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Last year Frontier removed a blind man from a flight because he’d be a liability in an emergency.