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Australian airline Jetstar has been forced to apologise to an Instagram and OnlyFans model who was told that her top was too revealing and was then ordered to wear a high visibility tabard before boarding a flight.
Isabelle Eleanore, whose OnlyFans account reads: “What’s the difference between a joke, and two dicks..? I can’t take a joke”, was wearing a high-cropped top with spaghetti straps when she was stopped by a flight attendant from boarding a flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne on Sunday.
“She looked at the ticket and then looked up and said ‘oh, do you have a jumper you can wear?’ and then here’s me thinking she must be concerned I’m going to get cold on the flight, it’s going to be cold in Melbourne or something,” Ms Eleanore told Australian new channel 9News.
“She kept going and she was like ‘well, you can’t fly with what you’re wearing, you can’t wear a bikini,” she continued.
Despite pointing out that her top wasn’t a bikini, the flight attendant insisted that she put something over the top. Neither Eleanore nor her husband had a top in their hand luggage that she could wear to satisfy the flight attendant.
“She made us stand aside while she called the rest of the flight deck and the captains at the front looking for something to cover me up with so that I could fly,” Ms Eleanore continued.
“She brought out a hi-vis vest for me to put on in front of everyone, and then I had to walk down to my seat wearing this hi-vis vest. I was humiliated, it was so embarrassing – everyone was looking.”
Ms Eleanore posted a video of the incident on her Instagram feed and Twitter profile.
Jetstar’s conditions of carriage only prohibits clothing that contains “offensive material” such as an image, slogan or symbol that could be interpreted as offensive. The airline’s policy does not have any specific provisions for “revealing” clothing.
“We’ve contacted Isabelle about her recent experience and have apologised for the way the situation was handled,” a spokesperson for Jetstar explained. “There was a misunderstanding of what our policy was, and we have reminded our crew of our dress requirements.
“While we do have basic dress requirements on our flights (ie. shoes), we do not have any policy regarding crop tops,” the statement continued.
In contrast to Jetstar’s policy, Saudi Arabian Airlines still considers shorts to be “offensive” and specifically bans passengers from wearing the clothing item on its flights.
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