By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Airlines have begun imposing dress codes on passengers, even though no dress code is posted anywhere.READ MORE: Philadelphia Officials Begin Clearing Homeless Encampment Near Reading Terminal Market
Southwest Airlines refused to allow a woman to board because an employee said she showed too much cleavage. An American Airlines pilot lectured another passenger for wearing a t-shirt with a curse word on it.READ MORE: Two Delaware County School Districts Opening Vaccination Clinics For Students Ages 16 Or Older
However, attorney Arthur Wolk, a local air safety expert, believes airlines may be overstepping their bounds.
“We’re really pushing the envelope when an airline usurps the power to determine what is the good taste. On the other hand, airlines have the capability, the power and the responsibility to make sure that someone does not get on board with a message or information that would generate a risk to the safety of the passengers and the crew.”MORE NEWS: Trenton Officials Making Sure People With Mobility Issues Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Wolk says an individual employee is making a judgment without an established standard. He doesn’t believe that falls into the category of “safe airline travel.”