Delta Throws Shade at United Over Leggings Ban

The company’s hilarious tweet has gone viral

Welcome aboard everyone, shadiness has just reached a cruising altitude of 30,000 miles thanks to Delta Airlines.

The major American airliner took shots at its competitor United Airlines this morning by tweeting out a message advertising its priority for comfort.

“Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings.),” tweeted Delta.

As of this writing, the tweet has already been liked over 34,000 times.

Delta was alluding to an incident that occurred on a United flight over the weekend, where two passengers were denied boarding because they were wearing leggings.

The legging ban issue was first reported by Shannon Watts on Twitter who noticed two young girls being banned from boarding due to their attire.

Although the incident went viral and caused uproar, according to United, the airline had a right to deny boarding based on dress code because the girls were using “buddy passes” and were therefore representing the airline when they fly — kind of like employees.

The incident even caught Chrissy Teigen’s attention, who vowed to go topless next time she flies with United.

“I have flown united before with literally no pants on. Just a top as a dress. Next time I will wear only jeans and a scarf,” she tweeted.