Outfit rules that could see Ryanair, TUI and other passengers stopped from flying

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Passengers flying with Jet2, Ryanair, Easyjet, and TUI could be turned away at the gate if they fall foul of the airlines' 'outfit' rule. A seasoned flight attendant has spilled the beans on why certain sartorial choices might see holidaymakers barred from boarding their flights this summer.

In a piece for CNN Travel, Mary Jo Manzanares, who boasts 33 years as a flight attendant and now works as a travel writer, explained the rationale behind the strict dress code that could prevent passengers from getting to their sunny destinations. Speaking to CNN Travel, Manzanares said: "You've got to make your priority resolving things on the ground, making sure that there is no aggression.

"When you go to 30,000 feet, you may [have] passenger conversation or banter or inappropriate comments between passengers, add in a little alcohol, and you may be making an unscheduled landing. And no one wants that."

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A cabin crew member told the Sun: "We're well within our rights to prevent people getting on the flight and it's used frequently for people who aren't dressed in a way we would deem to be acceptable."

They further cautioned Jet2, Ryanair, TUI, and Easyjet customers, adding: "There are some obvious examples here, including t-shirts with swear words or offensive logos on them, which people are regularly asked to cover up, or remove, before they get on board," reports Birmingham Live.

While most airlines don't provide official dress code guidelines, it's generally a good idea to avoid wearing dirty or torn clothes, overly casual outfits, or any clothing with potentially offensive slogans or rude language. While some airlines are fine with passengers wearing flip-flops, others may not allow 'beach attire' on board.

It's also important to note that if a country has specific laws or local customs regarding clothing, airlines may expect passengers to respect these rules before boarding.

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