Speaking of underwear, is it okay to fly in your ‘drawers’, and nothing else?

Fliers’ vs. Airlines’ Rights

Airlines have long been able to remove disruptive passengers from their airplanes. But while in the past only fellow travelers knew what had happened, now social media exposes these disputes to a worldwide audience.

In two recent cases — one involving a black football player who was removed from a US Airways flight because he refused to pull up his pants and the other involving a lesbian actress who was escorted off a Southwest flight after a request to stop kissing her girlfriend escalated into a heated exchange — the incidents were soon posted on the Web, protests held and boycotts threatened.

The result is a public debate over whether there is a right to fly. The answer, according to courts and the Department of Transportation, is ……………… (click here for the answer www.nytimes.com)