United Airlines faces backlash for not allowing teens to board plane over leggings

Posted at 7:16 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 07:16:53-04

United Airlines is facing some tough questions after two teenage girls weren't allowed to get on a flight due to their attire. 

ABC News reports the girls -- who were supposed to board a plane from Denver and head to Minneapolis -- weren't allowed on the flight because they apparently violated a United "dress code policy for company benefit travel" which specifically bans spandex or leggings.

The program gives United employees and their families an opportunity for free travel on a standby basis. 

After getting asked to change, the girls reportedly had to take a later flight.

United says it's standing by this policy, because some of these passengers are essentially representing their company.

For regular paying customers, leggings are not an issue, according to United.