There are many unwritten rules on airplanes, such as wearing offensive or inappropriate clothing.

People whose clothing is deemed inappropriate by airline staff are more than often asked to change or cover-up.

One woman who was flying with American Airlines recently decided to wear a "Hail Satan" t-shirt during her flight, and she was completely confused as to why she had to cover it up.

Keep scrolling to learn more about this bizarre story...


When we go on vacation or travel long distances...

Flying on an airplane is the most popular and efficient method of travel.

Flying is seen as a luxury form of travel...

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But of course, the majority of us normal folk tend to fly economy class alongside a hundred other passengers.

Traveling with so many other people comes with its rules...

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And it is important to be considerate of fellow passengers, especially when you're sat together for numerous hours of travel.

These rules are fairly simple...

And it isn't very difficult at all to maintain personal hygiene, to not be disruptive, and to simply keep yourself to yourself during your flight.

Clothing, believe it or not, is a big issue when flying.

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If a passenger is wearing something that is either too revealing or too offensive, they will be asked by airline staff to either cover up or change completely.

It seems fair enough, right?

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Because let's face it, being sat next to somebody wearing a t-shirt with an offensive slogan isn't the most pleasant of experiences - especially if you're traveling with children.

But not everybody sees it this way.

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Swati Runi Goyal, a forty-nine-year-old woman from Florida, was recently flying to Las Vegas with American Airlines - a very popular domestic airline.

She boarded her flight with no problem...

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But little did she realize that her choice of clothing was soon to be deemed highly inappropriate.

The t-shirt said in bold letters, "Hail Satan."

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Airline staff approached Swati when she sat in her seat and initially, she thought she was being upgraded to first-class.

Swati's choice of clothing was deemed "offensive."

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Speaking to The New York Post, she said, "The gentleman asked me if I understood what 'offensive' meant. I said, 'I'm a foreign-born minority woman. I know what my T-shirt means and my T-shirt is not offensive.'"

Swati insists that her t-shirt is merely a joke.

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"It's usually met with giggles and thumbs up from people who get the irony of the T-shirt."

Her shirt refers to the Satanic Temple, of which she is a part of.

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The organization is a non-theistic religious group - which means members do not worship a specific God or deity.

The Satanic Temple is not to be confused with the Church of Satan...

The group has opposed the likes of The Westboro Baptist Church in the past and they campaign regularly for social justice.

The Satanic Temple isn't actually a religion...

Although it uses traditional 'Satanic imagery' on its merchandise, it's recognized as a church for tax reasons and, according to its website, its mission is to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people."

Swati approached the airline on Twitter...

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But American Airlines "failed to investigate" the incident.

She has insisted that this is a religious matter...

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Swati said, "I'm really trying to make some good deeds come out of this. This is really about religious discrimination... Because they treated me this way, I can only imagine how they're treating other religious groups like Muslims."

American Airlines eventually responded to Swati's accusation...

"Discrimination has no place at American Airlines. Please meet us in DMs with your record locator and contact info," they wrote in response to the annoyed woman.

They are desperately trying to make amends...

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According to BuzzFeed, American Airlines has now reached out to Swati, saying in a statement, "We apologize to Ms. Goyal for her experience, and we are reaching out to her to understand what occurred."

Since the incident, Swati has closed down her social media accounts.

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This is due to an alleged surge of abuse she was receiving after she went public about her complaint.

It is currently unknown as to what action the airline will take to tackle the complaint...

But in the meantime, keep scrolling to learn about the woman who complained about an airline referring to her as "Miss" instead of "Doctor"...