Man in Women's Underwear Allowed to Fly US Airways

Man in Women's Underwear Flew US Airways Before Sagging Pants Arrest

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A man clad in only women's undergarments flew from Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix on a U.S. Airways flight six days before a college football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport after a dispute with airline personnel over his pants being excessively saggy.

The unidentified passenger wore a blue ensemble: tighter knickers, a tie-front sheer coverlet, thigh-high socks and sky-high heels. (For an elderly gentleman, he had very nice legs.)

"We don't have a dress code policy," U.S. Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder told the San Francisco Chronicle, which obtained a photograph of the scandalous flyer. "If they're not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly."

The arrest of Deshon Marman triggered some discussion of racial profiling and Marman's lawyer was eager to strum that chord after the cross-dressing pic surfaced, telling the Chronicle: "A white man is allowed to fly in underwear without question, but my client was asked to pull up his pajama pants because they hung below his waist."

U.S. Airways has maintained its position that Marman was removed from his flight because he failed to comply with a captain's request, not because his attire was somehow not up to snuff.

US Airways Lets Man Fly Wearing Women's Underwear

UPDATE: We owe a thank you to commenter Brett Smith, who caught this indiscrete gentleman on video in the Charlotte Airport. Mr. Smith was not alone. Turns out videos of this fellow, who calls himself Howard in one clip, are basically a YouTube genre.

Mr. Smith's video:

Another video:

You just can't look away can you?:

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