Going on holiday is great. It gives you the perfect opportunity to experience another country and all it has to offer. From a unique cultural background and history, to exotic food and beautiful weather. But with any holiday there is the panic and paranoia that comes with having to get everything read for the inevitable flight. You have to remember your passport, your money, your plane tickets and then there’s all the rules and regulations you have to go through at the airport. And admittedly it can be very stressful, in only ten minutes you have your bags checked, your clothes checked and your identity questioned before you can even go to the nearest duty free shop. But some people’s airport experiences are worse than others.
Holidays are great!
via: shutterstockThere’s a reason why summer is often so coveted by the average human, because it supplies enough time to finally break away from normal life and experience something completely different.
There’s experiencing a different culture.
via: shutterstockJourneying to another country often means that you get to experience new and exciting customs that are completely new to you.
There’s seeing the local landmarks.
via: shutterstockYou also get to see how different countries choose to construct their beautiful cities, as well as various landmarks, from the cobbled streets of Venice to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
There’s also the food!
via: shutterstockGoing on holiday also promises all the foreign cuisine you can enjoy! From pasta to sauerkraut.
But holidays can also be stressful.Sadly, all holidays do come with the stress of having to get everything prepared.
And there’s a lot to prepare.
via: shutterstockGod knows there’s a lot you have to do before you’re allowed to board the plane.
You have to make sure you have everything in check.From your passport, to your tickets, sometimes even to your jabs.
But sometimes the airport isn’t always nice.
via: shutterstockThere have been many cases where a slip-up at airport security has led to someone being chucked off their flight.
Ruining their entire holiday.
via: shutterstockMaking them remember their time off for completely different reasons.
Sadly, a similar fate fell upon Emily O’Connor.
via: twitterO’Connor recently found herself the target of hate while trying to board her flight.
But what was the reason?However, the reason for this attack had nothing to do with O’Connor’s passport, instead it was about what she was wearing!
Which really wasn’t that bad.
Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “co… https://t.co/4IO0V21U3Y— emily rose o’connor (@emily rose o’connor)1552428617.0
And then things escalated.
via: twitterO’Connor was wearing a pair of orange trousers and a black bralet when she stepped on the plane.
But she wasn’t greeted by smiling faces.
via: shutterstockIn fact, the 21-year-old holidaymaker found that the air hostesses were immediately judging her for her outfit. One even deemed the ensemble as “inappropriate".
But the story doesn’t end there!
via: shutterstockWhen she had taken her seat, O’Connor was again met with negative reception.
She wasn’t even almost removed from the flight!
via: shutterstockO’Connor was told that she would have to “cover up" or be removed from the plane.
She was then even met with abuse from another flyer.
To top it off they allowed a man hurl abuse at me whilst the Flight manager and 4 air staff stood and said nothing.— emily rose o’connor (@emily rose o’connor)1552428881.0
To which the attendants did nothing.
asked the plane (as they were all listening now anyway) if I was offending anyone, no-one said a word. The manager… https://t.co/vLHZRzmIPu— emily rose o’connor (@emily rose o’connor)1552432693.0
Eventually, O’Connor was given a jacket.
I was given a jacket by my cousin sitting at the front of the plane and they did not leave until I physically put i… https://t.co/d5Et61aoLf— emily rose o’connor (@emily rose o’connor)1552432799.0
O’Connor was left feeling alone and attacked.
via: shutterstockNot the best way to begin your holiday.
O’Connor then took to Twitter to share her experience.
I informed the staff that there is no “appropriate wear” policy stipulated online. I stood up on the flight and ask… https://t.co/dq63wKvXZw— emily rose o’connor (@emily rose o’connor)1552428812.0
And most people agreed that she looked fine.
@emroseoconnor What worries me is why no man stood up for you? If A young lady got spoke to like that I be first to say something👍— joshua tyler (@joshua tyler)1552490055.0
And there have been other responses to O’Connor’s tweets.
@emroseoconnor Nothing about your outfit is inappropriate! I'm sorry you had to go through that if I were you I would sue them.— Angela (@Angela)1552480849.0
Others thought that she was targeted for her gender.And many made a point about how women are often mistreated for what they wear.
Others sought to attack Thomas Cook for their treatment.
@emroseoconnor Thomas Cook ignore abusive behaviour, operating a clothes censorship policy. How very Victorian !— rugby arts and prints (@rugby arts and prints)1552493016.0
Fellow crew members also shared their opinions.
@emroseoconnor I’m crew myself and would not think twice to ask you to cover up, there is no policy on what you can… https://t.co/9OlGw1KtmG— Jade Charlotte (@Jade Charlotte)1552435526.0
Although not every response was supportive.
@emroseoconnor Love how you stated it was a "man that hurled abuse at you", let me guess he was pissed because you… https://t.co/cNZtxtOyV1— Linda Suarez (@Linda Suarez)1552502133.0
But don't worry, O'Connor was met with more love than hate.
@emroseoconnor Absolutely disgusting em, I would have done the exact same thing as you, hope you’re okay now ❤️— emily (@emily)1552463588.0
As of yet, Thomas Cook has not come forth about the incident.
@emroseoconnor I work at an airport, people come through dressed like this all the time? I’ve seen guys wearing les… https://t.co/PhKIPMeayd— Zaylie (@Zaylie)1552477011.0