- Dec 6, 2004
I'm posting the full story on this one. The original web page can be located here.
theage.com.au said:Tattooed mum 'belittled' by Jetstar
February 7, 2006 - 2:34PM
A Jetstar passenger says she was made to feel "like a leper" when flight attendants forced her to cover up a sexually explicit tattoo while she was on one of their flights.
Mother-of-two Peta Bull, 36 of Mackay in central Queensland, last week sent a letter of complaint to Jetstar CEO Alan Joyce following the incident on the Mackay to Brisbane flight on January 26.
Jetstar has yet to receive Ms Bull's complaint, but spokesman Bruce Buchanan today said the airline had a duty of care to protect passengers from "offensive material".
"Normally what we do is just ask that they take it out of view of other passengers ... it's basically a standard procedure that we have," he told Southern Cross Radio.
Ms Bull said after she boarded the plane, a young air hostess took her to the back of the plane and looked at the tattoo on her right shoulder of a naked man and woman in an intimate embrace.
When she returned to her seat, two crew members approached Ms Bull and asked her, in front of other passengers, to cover up the tattoo.
"They gave me a crew jacket and said if I didn't put it on they would escort me from the plane," she told the Mackay Mercury newspaper.
Ms Bull said she wore the jacket until the aircraft landed in Brisbane and waited for people to leave the plane before disembarking.
"I gave the hostess the jacket and she told me I had to wear it into the terminal," she said.
"I was embarrassed and belittled. I can't believe they singled me out."