Singer-songwriter and reality television star Aubrey O’Day has accused an American Airlines male flight attendant of forcing her to remove her shirt and turn it inside out—all while on the plane and in front of fellow passengers.
The former Danity Kane singer did not say what was so questionable about her shirt, only that she was threatened with removal from the flight if she did not comply.
Nor was it known why she simply didn’t step into the airplane lavatory to turn her shirt inside out.
O’Day complained about the incident over Twitter.
never have I flown & had the steward treat me like a punished lil child in timeout the entire flight.. including making me undress in front of the entire plane because he didn’t like my shirt & made me turn inside out in order to fly. @AmericanAir JAMES RUSSO NEEDS TO BE FIRED.
— Aubrey O’Day (@AubreyODay) September 27, 2019
O’Day said another passenger held up a blanket to help cover her when she took the shirt off and was only in a bra.
In a airline-news/2019/09/27/aubrey-oday-says-american-airlines-flight-attendant-made-her-undress/3785100002/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>statement to USA TODAY, American Airlines spokeswoman Whitney Zastrow said the airline is “reviewing the situation and have reached out to Ms. O’Day to get more information.”
After the airline responded to her tweets asking for more details, O’Day replied, “I gave you his name. I literally have no interest in dealing with your airline any further. I’m that offended and disturbed. I wish I took @JetBlue.”
But, a day later, O’Day herself is under fire for not sharing what made her shirt so inappropriate—USA TODAY noted some passengers said it had nudity on it, and children were aboard the flight.
One Twitter user called out O’Day, who subsequently blocked him on the social media site.
— Mikey (@18challengefan) September 27, 2019
O’Day’s accusation comes just a few months after a similar June incident when a airlines/american-airlines-apologizes-offers-refund-to-passenger-forced-to-cover-up.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>woman onboard an American Airlines flight was asked to “cover up” or get off of the plane when her outfit was deemed too inappropriate.
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Delta Air Lines Upgrades Health, Safety Guidelines
As travel restrictions are lifted, Delta Air Lines has implemented a series of health protocols to keep passengers safe as they fly again during the coronavirus outbreak and moving forward.
From the time customers check-in for their flights until they collect their bags at the final destination, Delta officials claim the company’s main focus has shifted to the health and safety of passengers.
In the airport, travelers will notice check-in lobbies, self-service kiosks, gate counters and baggage claim are thoroughly wiped down throughout the day, while electrostatic spraying will take place in the planes and throughout terminals.
In addition, Delta continues to install plexiglass shields at check-in counters, in Delta Sky Clubs and at gate counters throughout the United States. Social distance markers will also be added at all of the airports served by the airline.
Hand sanitizer stations will also become easily accessible throughout the facilities.
“The (travel) experience is a very comfortable, a very safe experience, we have taken actions, even above and beyond what the CDC has recommended to ensure safety,” Delta Chief Customer Experience Officer Bill Lentsch said in a statement.
As for the actual onboard experience, Delta is now boarding passengers back to front and limiting it to 10 customers at a time to minimize your contact with others. The carrier is also blocking middle seats, adjusting capacity numbers and requiring face coverings.
Before passengers board the planes, cleaning crews complete an extensive checklist of procedures using high-grade disinfectant to wipe down personal and common areas of the cabin.
Delta also temporarily streamlined food and beverage offerings to reduce touchpoints, with snack bags given out during the first pass through the cabin by flight attendants.
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