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United Airlines says customers are 'welcome' to wear leggings — unlike teens who used special passes

United Airlines says customers are 'welcome' to wear leggings — unlike teens who used special passes

It’s the biggest leggings fiasco since the see-through Lululemon debacle of 2013.

A day after United Airlines refused to allow two teenage girls onto a flight for wearing the stretchy, form-fitting pants, the Chicago-based carrier wants the world to know that its passengers are “welcome” to wear leggings — as long as they paid for their flight.

The incident highlights the little-known policy by most major airlines to require employees and their family and friends to abide by a more conservative dress code than the general public while in the air.

United has been on the defense since the girls, who were flying as friends or family of a United employee, were denied...

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