American Airlines apologized to a Texas doctor who was told by a flight attendant to conceal his attire. Dr. Latisha "Tisha" Rowe wore a summer nightgown – similar to shorts and a strapless shirt – and said she had to wrap it in a blanket before she could take a seat aboard from the plane.
Rowe told "Good Morning America" that she and her 8-year-old son were thrown off a flight from Jamaica to Miami on their way to their home in Houston last month. An air hostess asked the family doctor if she had a jacket to wear, warning that she was not getting on the plane "dressed like that," Rowe told CNN.
Nothing inappropriate has been exposed, Rowe said. She posted selfies on Twitter to show her outfit:
"For me it was like a slap because I felt well dressed," Rowe told CNN. "But I'm told indirectly, in front of my son, that – you know, it was like you looked like a slut, so let's correct that."
Rowe complained that the dress code was stricter for black women, even though she had been dismissed by a dark air hostess.
American Airlines investigates the incident and is excused from Rowe and his son, according to a statement provided to HuffPost.
"We were concerned about Ms. Rowe's comments and we contacted her and our team at Kingston Airport to gather more information about what happened," the release said.
"We apologize to Dr. Rowe and his son for their experience and have fully reimbursed their trip. We are proud to serve customers from all walks of life and we are committed to providing a positive and safe travel experience to all those who fly with us. "
Rowe told "GMA" that the excuses were not enough. She said that she was looking for a full explanation of the incident and did not want others to suffer the same humiliation as her.
American Airlines rules require that passengers "dress appropriately; barefoot or offensive clothing is not allowed, "according to the company's website.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.