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Topic : 03/14 Dr. Phil Now: Fly Girls

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Created on : Monday, March 10, 2008, 04:11:33 pm
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How would you feel if an airline banned you for how you looked? According to two young women, they’ve been banned for life from flying Southwest Airlines. Sarah and Nisreen made national news when they were escorted off a plane because they say the airline had a problem with them because they were “young and decent-looking” and their flight attendants were “middle-aged.” Southwest denies treating the women unfairly because of their appearance and says the women used vulgar language, obscene gestures and aggressive behavior. Joining the conversation is Kyla, who says she was told by Southwest that her outfit was too skimpy, and two other passengers who say the airline booted them because they were women. Then, McKay is a 15-year-old on a mission to end cussing. He founded a No Cussing Club at his high school and wants to inspire others to stop swearing and examine the power of words. McKay’s campaign has even motivated his mayor to pass a proclamation for a No Cussing Week in his hometown. Don’t miss reactions from the teen’s family and classmates! If it’s happening now, Dr. Phil is going to deal with it now! Join the discussion.

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March 12, 2008, 8:34 am CDT

Fly Girls

These girls had an absolute right to wear the clothes they chose and board their flights.  Some of these flight attendants think they are gods and desperately need to be put in their place. 

 

I am personally outraged at the flight attendant's behavior towards the mother and toddler.  I tell you what, that is one airline that I will NEVER fly.  That woman should be fired and lose any accreditation she may have as a flight attendant.

 

I disagree with Dr. Phil on one point.  These women have EVERY RIGHT to sue these airlines and I personally hope they do.  Not to “cash in” but to teach these airlines a lesson.  Maybe then the airlines will deal with their psychotic, power hungry flight attendants and develop rules to protect the traveler instead of their staff!

 

 

 
March 12, 2008, 8:35 am CDT

03/14 Dr. Phil Now: Fly Girls

Quote From: larvajl

I feel that peek a boo cloths have no place on an airline.  If you want to advertise for sex or just boost your ego do it else where.  You will change your mind when you have kids.  The stars have more respect for them selves and others than our BROKEN teen and 20 yr old girls do. Morality is in the TOILET, what shame.  Young parents what are you Thinking???
As a young parent and professional, I dont see anything wrong with the clothing they choose.  I have more of a problem with how toy manufactors dress girls' dolls!
 
March 12, 2008, 8:36 am CDT

More Kyla?

 I thought Kyla had done her last Talk Show? Isn't her 15 minutes up yet? Or does she now have a new career as coach to upcoming Bimbettes like herself. Seriously Dr. Phil, haven't we spent enough time on this topic? On a recent show, you made an excellent point re the media. With so much of importance going on in our world, you chastised them for spending copious hours reporting  the comings and goings of young, misguided starlets. Do the words pot and kettle spring to mind?.........

 
March 12, 2008, 8:49 am CDT

Who do they think they are?

I can't believe girls/women these days. They seem to think that no one has come before them. I totally

 

believe they had attitudes when they got on the plane. The flight attendants didn't jump at their

 

command and they got mad.......LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

 

I have boarded a plane and automatically  been upgraded to first class (without asking) and taken in to

 

meet the pilot.....still don't know how or why that happened exactly , but I will chalk it up to good looks and

 

being nice and respectful.  Things like that have happened all my life. I am now 53 years old and will still be

 

singled out in a crowd quite often.  It is very nice and I am always pleasantly surprised when someone

 

treats me like I am special...because I am!!!!

 
March 12, 2008, 8:54 am CDT

03/14 Dr. Phil Now: Fly Girls

I am a "middle-aged" flight attendant and there is NO way we would have a passenger removed for being "young & cute". It isn't that easy to have a passenger taken off a flight. Removing a passenger is a joint decision and includes the F/A's, the pilots, customer service, etc. While these girls may not have believed they were a physical threat to either themselves, other passengers or the crew, they may have behaved in a disruptive manner while boarding. Loud, disrepectful behavior does make flight attendants concerned. Remember we are responsible for ALL the passengers, in such an enclosed space as an aircraft we have to make a judgement call in just the time it takes to board. We don't know you, our decisions are not "personal". If it appears that you may disrupt the flight or interfere with our duties in any way, it is not only our right, but our responsibilty to have you removed for the safety of both passengers and crew. Most flight attendants are extremely professional. Our jobs and the health of our companies rely on passengers, we both need and want you to return to our airline. We all know airline service has changed over the years, but so has passenger behavior. We know you "paid" for your ticket, but that does not give you license to bad behavior. With the hundreds of thousands of people who fly everyday, I find it amusing that these women think that the flight attendants discriminated against them because of their looks. If that were true, I am sure there would be more than just these few with the same complaint. The majority of flight attendants are too busy to notice how you look, but we are trained to notice how you behave.
 
March 12, 2008, 9:34 am CDT

Fly Girls

I can believe this GIRLS nowadays, they all seem to thing that they are the BOMB, and when your look at them they are not even pretty, they get that from hollywood, some of these actress are not pretty yet on shows like Entertainment Tonight when there is news about this actressess they say something like "beautiful" take for instance Hilary Swank she is far from even pretty she resembles a man.  The point is these girls are ok looking, I have seen women on planes that were beautiful and mid-aged.  People seem to take these girls seriously when all they want is attention and saw a way to get national attention like that other girl who came out on Dr. Phil.  People quit giving these types of people attention for stupid reasons.
 
March 12, 2008, 10:26 am CDT

I don't believe it

When I fly, I fly exclusively on Southwest (about twelve or more roundtrips per year for last several years).  My impression of Southwest as a company is sheer admiration [they manage to post a plus while having lowest fares on the market, when other airlines go under], and my experiences with their employees are great: professional, cheerful, relaxed, courteous, knolwedgeable and friendly.  Based on my experiences, I am ready to flatly not believe that their appearanve had nothing to do with the reason they were denied boarding or banned from using Southwest.  If loud cussing and aggressive behavior toward staff or fellow passengers was involved, then that is a valid reason and the girls have nobody but themselves to blame for it.  I hope Southwest representative is heard in the Dr.Phil show when it airs in my area on Friday this week.  Pretty sure that will be the case, Dr, Phil has the reputation of being fair and unbiased in discussing problems.

 
March 12, 2008, 10:49 am CDT

oh so egotistical!

I haven't seen the show as it airs on your local channel tomorrow but I have heard the two girls talk on one of the AM shows about being thrown off because of their looks. All I can say is get over yourselves! I have seen much prettier girls on flights than you  two and they were flown to their destinations without a hitch. The attitude you reflected on TV showed that you think you are hot stuff and can get away with anything. Pull yourself away from your mirrors and look within yourselves. Are you pretty on the inside? If you are, then it would show on the outside. All I saw was a couple of immature young adults trying to get their 15 minutes of fame when they shouldn't get another flight anywhere until they mature.I hope the airlines continues to keep strict rules. We all need to enjoy our flights.
 
March 12, 2008, 10:58 am CDT

03/14 Dr. Phil Now: Fly Girls

Clearly this is all just publicity on the part of these young ladies.  How's that go?  "even bad publicity is better than no publicity".  Their story just doesn't fly with me! 

 
March 12, 2008, 11:09 am CDT

crude language

The media and uncaring people are responsible for the horrible and offensive language our young people exhibit. Offensive language permeates the movies, and, subsequently, allowed on television broadcast.

Even a seemingly harmsless movie like "The Bucket List" offended me when God's name was degraded, and it was suppose to be funny? We are now to ask God to damm anything or anybody. The thought is even disgusting. The movie"Crash" was so offensive that I walked out. I t is shown on tv!!! Crude and offensive language is not necessary, anywhere, anytime.

 
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