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Man Wearing Bikini Allowed on Flight

One man is kicked off. Another is let on. And to US Airways that makes perfect sense.



    A man wearing women's underwear was allowed to board a U.S. Airways flight. (Published Wednesday, June 22, 2011)

    A week before US Airways kicked a San Francisco man off of a plane for allowing his baggy pants to fall too low, the same airline allowed a man to fly wearing a purple bikini bottom, thigh-high stockings and platform shoes without a word.

     A fellow passenger took at photo of the man outside the boarding gate and just minutes ahead of the June 9 flight from Florida to Phoenix.

    Jill Tarlow told reporters that other passengers complained prior to boarding but were ignored. She said she did not complain at the airport, but called when she got home. She said the airline backed the decision to let the man on the plane.

    US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder also backed that decision saying that the airline does not have a dress code policy. "Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that's not appropriate. So if they're not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly," Wunder told the paper.

    Sagging Pants Saga Continues

    [BAY] Sagging Pants Saga Continues
    Police are giving their side of the story in the sagging pants arrest case. Here's the text from the police press release: "The aircraft Captain was notified of the incident and requested the SFPD be called. Two officers were dispatched and responded to the scene. Upon arrival the officers interviewed the witnesses. The Captain stated that he was not going to fly with Marman on the flight because he was displaying his underwear in an inappropriate manner and asked for him to be removed. Officers advised the Captain of the elements of trespassing which required a citizen arrest be made. Prior to the citizen arrest being made, numerous requests were made to Marman to cooperate and that he would then be allowed to continue on the flight. The Captain went with officers to ask once more for Marman to pull up his pants and when he refused, the Captain told him to leave the aircraft and that he could not fly on this flight. When the Marman refused again, the Captain placed him under citizen arrest. SFPD then told Marman to get up and walk off the aircraft. He refused numerous commands over a 10 minute period. Finally Marman walked off the aircraft onto the jet way where he resisted arrest and a struggle ensued during the handcuffing procedure. One officer was injured in the scuffle with non life threatening injuries."
    (Published Friday, June 17, 2011)

    Later Wednesday the airline released the following statement:

    "Specific to Mr. Marman, US Airways personnel asked him to adjust his attire. When he refused to comply with crewmember instructions, he was asked to deplane. When he refused to comply with the request to deplane, local authorities boarded the plane and asked him to deplane. Upon exiting the plane and entering the jetway, he initiated a physical altercation with the police."

      Deshon Marman was kicked off a US Airways flight for allegedly refusing to pull up his sagging pajama pants. The airline has said from the beginning that he wasn't removed for his attire, but for his refusal to comply with commands of their flight staff.

    Baggy Pants Won't Fly at SFO

    [BAY] Baggy Pants Won't Fly at SFO
    20-year-old Deshon Marman of San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood is behind bars after refusing to pull up his pants at San Francisco International Airport. The University of New Mexico football player was back in the bay area to attend a friend's funeral. NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd reports.
    (Published Thursday, June 16, 2011)


    The photo below is courtesy of Tarlow. There is a YouTube clip below it. It shows the same man at a Charlotte airport.