Airlines makes Florida man change his T-shirt
Southwest Airlines said it plans to apologize
to a Florida passenger after an employee forced
him to change out of a sexually suggestive T-shirt
or risk getting thrown off the plane.
incident Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, came after
Southwest Airlines created a public uproar by
telling a woman on a flight in July that her
outfit was too revealing for her to fly.
resident Joe Winiecki said he was sitting in
the last row of a Columbus-to-Tampa flight when
an employee told him he had to change his T-shirt,
turn it inside out or get off the plane.
shirt, bought in the Virgin Islands, uses sexual
double entendre to promote a fictional fishing
tackle shop. The largest lettering reads "Master
argued that the airline was violating his right
to free speech but changed rather than risk
getting kicked off the flight and missing a
day of work.