DENVER, CO – Remember the glamour of flying? Those days are obviously long gone. But that’s not stopping US Airways, though it’s landing them in the hot seat.
A pair of African American brothers, McCraig and Miles Warren, claim they were asked to change clothes before moving on up to first class on a Denver-to-Phoenix flight in August of last year. But the brothers say the airline didn`t ask a white guy and a Filipino guy dressed similarly to do the same.
The Warrens are suing the airline for discrimination. And what lawsuit wouldn’t be complete without an emotional distress complaint thrown in there?
But here’s the kicker. US Airways spoke directly with NewsFix, saying that this isn’t a racial matter, but simply a matter of employee dress code. That`s right: the Warrens were using an employee’s flight benefits. The US Airways spokesperson even sent us a statement saying “all employees and pass-riders are expected to comply with the policies associated with this travel privilege.” In other words, it sounds like if you`re flying free, dress to impress.
As for the white guy and Filipino guy mentioned in the lawsuit? They were paying customers like the rest of us, so they didn’t have a dress code. Sounds like this whole story is about first class. Or is it no class?