Southwest Passenger Threatened for Sexually Suggestive T-Shirt

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Southwest Airlines says it plans to apologize to a Florida passenger after an employee forced him to change a sexually suggestive T-shirt or risk getting thrown off a plane.

This week's incident in Columbus, Ohio follows public furor over Southwest telling another passenger in July that her outfit was too revealing for her to fly.

Joe Winiecki says he was sitting on a flight to Tampa when the employee told him he had to change his shirt, turn it inside out or get off the plane.

A Southwest spokesman says the employee made a mistake. Chris Mainz says the airline reserves the right to deny service to customers whose clothing is obviously offensive. But he adds the carrier doesn't have a specific dress code.

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