Monday, September 26, 2011

Southwest Airlines Morality Police Strike Again?

A TV actress, former "The L Word" star Leisha Hailey, complained in a stream of Twitter messages on Monday that she and a girlfriend were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight in a dispute over their kissing on a plane, according to Reuters.

Reuters says that "Hailey, 40, tweeted that a flight attendant had told her that Southwest is 'a family' airline and kissing was not ok," and that she and her companion were then "escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue."

Southwest has made a name for itself in recent years for hassling female passengers for purportedly indecent dress. Most notable was this incident in 2007, but there have been mroe recent ones.

Earlier this year, Southwest defended itself against complaints that one of its pilots, talking in the cockpit and apparently not realizing that his public address microphone was on, made ugly comments about flight attendants being "a continuous stream of gays, grannies and grandes." Here's a link to the description of that incident.


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