Since the inception of commercial air travel, airlines have enforced strict dress codes for employees and non-revenue passengers. Apparently, anti-firearm activist Shannon Watts wants to revise history and believes that the rules for flying on the company dime are in some way ultimately offensive to women and is an indication that the end is near.
Fox News reports that Watts went on a social media attack after witnessing two young female travelers who were not allowed to board a United Airlines flight because their clothing didn’t adhere to the company dress code for pass holders.
Watts, the founder of the gun control advocacy group, Mom’s Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, proceeded to spew an erratic, impassioned and erroneous piece of rhetoric blasting United’s rules for passengers following a series of heated tweets. During the outburst of her incessant clucking, the mother hen failed to grasp the obvious differences in dress code standards between non-revenue pass holders and paying customers, all while conjuring outrageous ultra-feminist rhetoric accusing the airline of overtly objectifying women through policy and seasoning her sophomoric rant with gun control sentiments.
Her calculated actions set off a powder keg ping-pong of misinformation which led to an all out digital attack on United by those lacking the basic ability to discern between the concept of a paying customer on a flight as compared to a pass holder. A plethora of celebrities joined the rally with digital molotov cocktails in hand. The airline responded with this reasonable and straight forward explanation of why the young women were not allowed to fly.
“We care about the way we present ourselves to you, our customers, as we believe that is part of the experience on board our flights. One of the benefits of working for an airline is that our employees are able to travel the world. Even better, they can extend this privilege to a select number of what we call “pass riders.” These are relatives or friends who also receive the benefit of free or heavily discounted air travel – on our airline as well as on airlines around the world where we have mutual agreements in place for employees and pass riders.
When taking advantage of this benefit, all employees and pass riders are considered representatives of United. And like most companies, we have a dress code that we ask employees and pass riders to follow. The passengers this morning were United pass riders and not in compliance with our dress code for company benefit travel. We regularly remind our employees that when they place a family member or friend on a flight for free as a standby passenger, they need to follow our dress code.
To our regular customers, your leggings are welcome.”
The message is simple, if you fly for free, you follow the rules!
Mom’s Demand Action, which lives within the framework of the Everytown For Gun Safety matrix chaired by the incredulous Michael Bloomberg, is known for launching polarizing advertising campaigns in which illogical conclusions were prevalent. The organization used the comparison of the ban in certain school districts of dodge ball and Little Red Riding Hood, in a lame attempt to justify the call to action for increased gun control. Ironically, Watts once served as the Chair for Global and Public Affairs at Monsanto, one of the Left’s most maligned corporations.
Read the full Fox News article here.