Puma Offers Discounts on Leggings Following United Airlines' #LeggingsGate
Puma wants you to fly and stay fly in its leggings.
In the wake of the United Airlines #LeggingsGate fiasco, the activewear company is offering 20 percent off all leggings to customers who bring a past or present United Airlines plane ticket to a U.S. Puma store location. The offer is available until April 9, so take advantage of the discount before tossing that ticket in the trash.
United's dress-code fail dominated Twitter on Sunday after Shannon Watts, founder of grassroots movement Moms Demand Action, tweeted that a gate agent wouldn't allow girls in spandex to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis. United responded to Watts explaining that the airline has "the right to refuse transport for passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed."
United then followed up by explaining that the teens were "pass riders," otherwise known as family or friends of an airline company employee who travel at a discounted rate, so they're expected to follow the same dress codes as employees. Leggings are welcome if you're a regular customer, however.
The situation prompted celebrities, including Chrissy Teigen and Seth Rogen, to weigh in on the matter. But arguably the best response of all came courtesy of Delta, complete with a winking face emoji, "Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings.)"
Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings.)— Delta (@Delta) March 27, 2017