Remember when this lady's hoochie-mama get-up rendered her unfit to board a Southwest Airlines flight? She was told she was dressed too provocatively to fly on the plane. Well, inside it, maybe. Perhaps she could have gotten a seat on the wing?
Or perhaps she shoulda mebbe tried a bikini. Southwest Airlines has shrinkwrapped a 737 in a slightly larger-than-life photo of a comely bikini-clad model.
I dunno. What do you think? Seems a bit hypocritical to me. Even moreso because the Stewardesses on early Southwest flights wore those oober-hep go-go girl outfits, and why not?
h/t to Blowfuzzy von Sassy
Okay, in fairness, some good points have been raised in comments here, but I want to expand on this subject. I don't care about the bikini-clad plane - I think there's a toothsome symmetry to something so ultimately phallic as an airplane being festooned with nekkid-chick-ness, and I think the practice of pinup be-decked bombers from wartimes is a marvelous tradition to follow, actually. Also, someone said the woman was considerably more exposed than she has been presented in the above photo and tv appearances. I also really LIKED the air hostess hotpants outfits, though I'd hate to see males or unfit females got up in same, unless we're talking about a gay disco floor or Las Vegas, where such is to be expected. What really bothered me was a matter of corporate inconsistency. If social mores are touted as reason for being conservative at one hand and yet chucked at the other, they were nothing other than political expedients in the first place.
On the third hand, I celebrate the right of any company whether privately or jointly owned to do its business in the way it sees fit from one day to the next.
Frankly, I think there should be open-smoking airlines for people who want to smoke on planes. Frankly, if my pilot is a smoker, I WANT that mofo smoking his or her brains out. Or slap some nicotine patches on them, at the very least. Please, no jonesing in the cockpit.
But now I'm ranting, aren't I?