mardi 6 septembre 2011

We knew that Southwest Airlines had weight restrictions. Now it seems it has a dress code too

Last time Southwest Airlines hit the news, it was because their maintenance sucks. Before that it was because Kevin Smith was deemed too overweight to fly on their airplanes. But who's Kevin Smith, anyway? Outside of snarky fanboys and fangirls, do most Americans know who he is?

Now they may have messed with the wrong pop culture figure. Because Southwest perhaps might have wanted to think twice about kicking a guy who penned an album that became the anthem of a generation off their planes for ridiculous reasons:
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says he was asked to leave a plane he was travelling on in California for not pulling up his trousers.

The singer, 39, tweeted to say: "Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!"


Cindy Qiu, a local TV producer, was on the flight and described what happened on her company's website.

She says she heard Billie Joe Armstrong ask the flight attendant who'd demanded he pull up his trousers, "Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?"

Now, it's true that when one is on a plane, one is supposed to listen to the flight attendant for safety reasons. But kicking someone off a plane for wearing low-rise pants?

The band is back in the studio. I for one can't wait to see the song about Southwest Airlines. Perhaps Kevin Smith will appear in the video.

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