Maybe the guy was just protesting intrusive TSA search protocols or lost a poker bet, but I have to question what motivates someone to wear this on a plane.
Then again, I am they type of traveler who won’t change out of my suit if I am going to the airport from my office or an event, even if I have time to do it.
Interestingly, American Airlines’ contract of carriage states that passengers who are "clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers" may be denied boarding. I am frankly surprised that AA, especially in Dallas, would not invoke this clause.
What do you think airlines should do with passengers like this? I say just let them fly…if they crave attention that badly, why give them any more by refusing to board them, thereby subjecting the airline to a lawsuit and giving the media and blogoshpere more fodder?
Then again, I bet had this been a woman wearing such a skimpy outfit, she would have been denied boarding…