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How two girls in leggings put airline dress codes in the spotlight

How two girls in leggings put airline dress codes in the spotlight

United Airlines got slapped around on social media Sunday when it barred a pair of teen girls in leggings from boarding a flight, but the reality is airlines still have dress codes, at least for some passengers.

Enforcing them can be tricky, though, as United Airlines found out when a gate agent didn't let the two girls get on a Sunday morning flight from Denver to Minneapolis.

When a traveler who saw the incident criticized the airline's move on Twitter, United responded by tweeting it had the right to refuse passengers who are "not properly clothed," citing its passenger contract. The contract says the airline can bar passengers who are barefoot or not...

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