Skip to comments.Royal Navy girl told to cover up uniform on Virgin flight in case it offended other passengers
Posted on 03/09/2013 12:14:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
For 15 years she has proudly served her country as a Royal Navy engineer, risking her life in Afghanistan when she fought against the Taliban.
But far from showing Nicky Howse the respect she deserved as she flew back to her latest posting, Virgin Atlantic staff chose to humiliate herby demanding that she remove her uniform because it was offensive.
They warned the 32-year-old helicopter technician she would not be allowed to fly unless she took off her combat fatigues and wore a sleep suit instead.
They told herwronglythat it was the companys policy not to allow military personnel to travel in uniform.
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Hope she takes Virgin to the poorhouse.
What a way to treat a heroine: Royal Navy girl who fought in Afghanistan told to cover up uniform on Virgin flight in case it offended other passengers
On what grounds? Pain and suffering from being unjustly asked to change? No, the bad press and a refund, apology, and maybe a few bucks for her trouble is enough. I don’t see why this would amount to a significant lawsuit. Unless not flying caused her to miss talking to her kid on their deathbed, or made a big business deal fall through, or something.
She’s been a Royal Navy engineer since age 17? Quite an achievement!
>> They told herwronglythat
One heck of a “wrongly”.
>>Shes been a Royal Navy engineer since age 17? Quite an achievement!
Later on, the story calls her a “helicopter technician”. In Europe, engineer means more than the contemporary American definition.
On whatever grounds a shark can invent. I said this on another thread and I realize this is Europe, but it still applies. Liberals need their biggest tool, lawsuits, turned against them.
If this was (likely) a case of lib attendants acting on their own, then Virgin needs to pay dearly for hiring liberal idiots. That will give them incentive to NOT hire liberal idiots. When enough companies feel the pain and get the bad PR, it will become hard for them to justify their liberal decisions.
Because until now, thats EXACTLY what libs have done to us and it has worked spectacularly well.
You can sue for insult and there is not limit on what can be claimed.
It may or may not be actionable; however, the article says she was returning to her posting. She was threatened with being kicked off the flight if she didn’t remove her uniform.
Had ahe refused and been kicked off the flight, and missed reporting for duty a ordered, she’d have been AWOL and in very hot water which theoretically could have cost her some rank and pay. To sailor that’ akin to “a big business deal fall[ing] through, or something.”
However, the poor PR for Virgin will cost them plenty as members of the Royal military, their families, friends and supporters, decide to fly other airlines.
Maybe she should have asked Virgin to cover up their logo in case it offended anyone...
I have never flown on Virgin, and now it looks like I never will. In this age of terrorism, I prefer to fly on an airline that welcomes uniformed allied service personnel.
Don’t expect Virgin to change anything unless it hurts.
And she looked at the steward and said “bugger off”.
(I hope anyway)
It’s the UK for heavens sake. They’re like that. Moronic.
Possibly guilty, more evidence needed though.
But I do like her gun.
It was NOT company policy. I would not take a local idiots ridiculous made up rule to heart as company policy. It was not and there has or will be a correction toward the service member.
Read the original article and comments. Most Brits still get it.
“And making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep”...
Hopefully the staff involved have been fired.
Just great. Make her take off her Royal Navy uniform.
And then dress her up as a Viet Cong.
Combat fatigues are a work uniform. I don’t fly often , but when I do I don’t wear my work clothes.
When I was in the service it was Civvies or Dress uniform to leave the post, today is different, but even so a military person IMO shuld not wear fatigues to fly in.
Not that it offends me , but pride in their uniform should be enough for them to put it on for trips on planes.