United Airlines under fire over “Leggings-gate”
28 March 2017 | 4:49 am
United Airlines responds to a series of viral tweets that allege the company prohibited two girls from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings, telling customers, "your leggings are welcome," but not for special pass riders.
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Star Trek actor William Shatner and his crewmates -- Chris Boshuizen, Audrey Powers, and Glen de Vries -- train ahead of their trip to the edge of space.
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