Old Man In Skimpy Lingerie Boards US Airways Flight In South Florida, Causes Hubbub

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photo via Jill Tarlow's Twitter 

​Have you heard the one about the 65-year-old business traveler from Phoenix who likes to spice up his life by flying in women's undies? He'd been flying US Airways in his skimpy attire for years, actually -- until this week, when a passenger in Fort Lauderdale sent photos of his getup to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Now he's Exhibit A in a raging debate over what sort of clothing should get you kicked off a flight, with Exhibit B being a college football player booted last week for saggy pants. Dammit, why can't we just all agree that this guy's actually got some pretty shapely legs?

The Chronicle broke the story this week on its crime blog after Jill Tarlow, a passenger on a Fort Lauderdale-to-Phoenix flight, sent in the pics.

A US Airways spokeswoman tells the paper that flying in ladies unmentionables isn't against the airline's code, as long as your junk isn't hanging out.

"We don't have a dress code policy," spokeswoman Valerie Wunder tells the paper. "Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that's not appropriate. ... So if they're not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly."

Ahh, Valerie, but what of Deshon Marman? The University of New Mexico football player was tossed from a US Airways flight on June 15 for supposedly refusing to pull up his sagging pants. (He was on his way to a funeral, just to make matters a worse.)

Wunder wouldn't comment on Marman's case.

This morning, the Chronicle caught up with the lingerie-clad traveler himself, though he asked to remain anonymous. He says he works as a business consultant and rarely has issues with other passengers or the airlines about his clothing fetish.

"It has never been my intent to put people in a situation where they feel uncomfortable," he told the paper. "I try to respect other people's opinions. As long as my dress is not indecent from a legal perspective, and so long as the airline does not object, I have the right to wear what I wear."

Amen, panty-clad brother. If US Airways were smart, they'd apologize to Marman for overreacting to the sight of his boxers and embrace their new image as the airline of choice for free-thinking dressers everywhere.

Just get ready for the furries.

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16 comments
Jason Barry
Jason Barry

He can fly..where they store the animals...

NotAWhiteMale
NotAWhiteMale

And let us not forget Kyla Ebbert, the 23-year-old Hooters waitress who got thrown on a Southwest Flight for her mini-skirt and tight sweater. (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/... So, attractive woman gets booted and young black man gets tossed, but ugly old white guy gets to stay. Proof that if you're white and male the sky really is the limit.

Fred
Fred

I bet he never gets a patdown from the TSA.

Jean
Jean

There is a reason I don't fly US Airways.  I can't imagine having to explain that to my five year old.

David Bigleftforepaw Harty
David Bigleftforepaw Harty

I can! Honey, unlike what mommy and daddy have in store for you, some people like to live free and be themselves. Don't get any ideas.

Eatmyshorts
Eatmyshorts

Then you and your five year old can go live in a plastic bubble in space. Where you can't see the REAL world. Stupid

Guest
Guest

You're an a$$hole as well! The world is a sicker place because of liberals such as yourself.

Bebe16
Bebe16

If you cant explain this to your kindsthen maybe you shouldnt have anymore thenwoudnt want more ignorant people who cant handle explaining somehing so simple as this your a waste

Guest
Guest

You're such a douche! Wonder if you'd feel the same if it was your child witnessing this. You must be a cross-dresser yourself!

marlae
marlae

He needs a check up from the neck up, it's that simple folds.

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

In case of an emergency evacuation of the plane, I don´t want to be behind Mr.Marman as he stumbles on his saggy pants and blocks the rest of the passengers´exit.

Guest
Guest

You must be a US Airways employee...

guest
guest

so let me get this right... Marman your not okay with, but this is fine... wow!!!

HMMurdoch
HMMurdoch

Cha ching, cha ching. Mr. Marman will be smiling all the way too the bank.

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