Woman shares video after being humiliated by Alaska Airlines attendant for a crop top and left in tears during flight
A woman says she was left in tears after being humiliated by an Alaska Airlines flight attendant for wearing a crop top to travel.
In a series of videos, TikTok user Sierra Steadman claimed the flight attendant made her feel ‘degraded’ and ’embarrassed’ in front of other passengers, and threatened to take her off the flight. .
Steadman wore a black cropped top and shorts, as well as a hoodie.
In a video, which has now been seen by over 5 million people, the crying traveler wearing a gray hoodie and face mask says :). ”
The caption of the video says, “I have never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES !!! ”
Steadman also claims the flight attendant grabbed her by the arm even after she agreed to comply with a request to close her hoodie.
“When I tried to pull away from her because she was screaming in my face, she grabbed my arm,” she wrote. “Other than the dress, there was no reason to physically and verbally assault and humiliate myself, especially when I complied with[ith] his request.
Many people have shown their support for Steadman online, with one commenting, “This (the outfit) looks good … I was really expecting something crazy.”
“Dude, literally all girls wear this. I’m sorry this has happened to you, ”wrote another person.
“It covers everything, it sweats and it’s comfortable. What’s the problem? ”Added another.
Alaska Airlines official dress code states that passengers must appear “clean and neat” and that “customer service agents will have final authority to refuse travel for inappropriate attire or appearance.”
What constitutes attire that will be deemed inappropriate is not specified in the guidelines.
Steadman shared an apology she said her mother Shannon received from the airline after filing a complaint.
“Alaska strives to provide exceptional service to our customers. From what you have shared, it is obvious that we have failed, ”the text reads. “You and your daughter should expect nothing less than to be treated with the utmost respect, compassion and care. It is truly disappointing to learn that you did not feel this way during boarding and during interactions with our flight attendant.
“We want to assure you that we take these matters very seriously and have shared your concern with our in-flight management team who will conduct an internal investigation. Due to privacy concerns, we will not be able to disclose any findings, but we can assure you that this will be reviewed, ”they wrote.
“On behalf of Alaska, I would like to sincerely apologize for Sierra’s experience with our flight attendant and apologize for the way this was handled.”
The independent has contacted Alaska Airlines for comment.