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Old 01-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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T-shirt intimidates airplane passengers

So, if you were on a plane and a guy has a "Princess Bride" t-shirt on, would you be uncomfortable, or think nothing of it?

This happened on a recent Qantas flight.


Princess Bride’ Shirt Riles Qantas Flight

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Anyone who has seen the movie “The Princess Bride” might find a T-shirt sporting a name tag with the quote quite amusing. But not some passengers — and at least one flight attendant — on a recent Qantas flight.

Wynand Mullins, a passenger on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand, was approached by a flight attendant who said some people on the flight were intimidated by the words on his shirt, according to Stuff.co.nz.

“The flight attendant said to me: ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.’ I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie,” Mullins told the site.

Mullins didn’t have another shirt to wear though and inquired about getting the pilot’s shirt as an alternative. He claims the flight attendant went in search of another t-shirt but never returned.

“The whole experience was a bit over the top, but also a bit comical,” he said.

The airline declined to comment on the incident.

The creator of the shirt said on Twitter that he sold the shirt to Mullins at a sci-fi convention. “We made this shirt in little Wellington New Zealand. This guy has made us famous for one day!” @VerboomLeftBank tweeted.
Mullins is far from the first person to get into it with an airline over wardrobe.

Last year, a woman boarding a Southwest flight from Las Vegas to New York was told to cover her cleavage. The airline later apologized.

In 2007, Southwest airlines was forced to apologize to a passenger who was told to change his shirt or get off the plane when he boarded a flight in Columbus, Ohio. The T-shirt featured the word “Master Baiter.”

The same year, the airline told a 23-year-old-woman boarding a flight from San Diego to change her outfit or get off a flight. She was wearing a mini-skirt, tank top and sweater. She complied, but declined the free tickets Southwest later offered her.

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