A Turkish female bodybuilder was denied boarding on an American Airlines flight due to her skimpy outfit.
Deniz Saypinar is a bodybuilder and fitness model “who moved to the US to avoid the conservative surroundings in her homeland,” according to the Daily Mail.
She recently moved to Los Angeles and was supposed to fly from Dallas/ Ft Worth to Miami when she was stopped from boarding her flight.
Saypinar is the first Turkish woman to ever get IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) status. She recently moved to the US to experience greater freedom and to advance her bodybuilding career.
The famous female bodybuilder “was told by flight attendants that her style ‘disturbed other families’ at the airport“.
In an Instagram story, she said that staff called her naked. She also posted how she liked to wear feminine clothes and would not dress to offend anyone.
I looked up the American Airlines Contract of Carriage to see what the dress code was.
According to the passenger responsibilities and complying with airline rules for safety section, AA states, “Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed.”
I’d like to know exactly what dress appropriately means? Is the dress code a judgement call for the gate agents and flight attendants or is there some sort of specific criteria?
If you look at the photo above, I’m not sure that it qualifies as offensive clothing but it also doesn’t look like the most appropriate outfit to fly in. However, who’s to say what an appropriate outfit is? I wonder why the airline staff didn’t just ask Saypinar to put the shirt tied around her waist on.
What do you think?
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