The world understands what the church has forgotten

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  1. freeatlast

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    The world understands at least in part what the church has forgotten
    I recently received an email from a friend of mine who is about to fly stand-by. On receiving of an e-mailed for itinerary it also had a dress code. While I am apposed to dress codes per-sey for the church I am in full favor of teaching the saints modesty which the world seems to understand that there is at least a standard even if seldom followed. Here is the dress code for this airline when flying stand-by.


    All pass riders are to ensure that they are dressed appropriately. A pass rider’s overall appearance should be well-groomed, neat, clean and in good taste. Attire should be respectful of fellow revenue passengers, employees and pass riders.The following attire is still unacceptable in any cabin:Any attire that reveals a midriff. Attire that reveals any type of undergarments. Attire that is designated as sleepwear, underwear, or swim attire. Mini skirts, shorts that do not meet3 inches above the knee when in a standing position. Form-fitting lycra/spandex tops, pants and dresses. Attire that has offensive and/or derogatory terminology or graphics. Attire that is excessively dirty or has holes/tears.Any attire that is provocative, inappropriately revealing, or see-through clothing. Bare feet and beach-type, rubber flip-flops.

    While we are to be salt and light to the world I am afraid that our light has become darkness and the light we are to be shining no longer illumines.
     
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  2. Alive in Christ

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    I have no idea what this means.

    What is "flying standby", and how is it different than normal flying?

    And why would the "flying standby" people have different rules than regular fliers?

    And what are "pass riders"???
     
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  3. David Lamb

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    I don't know either, but I would guess that "flying standby" is making a tentative booking with an airline on a flight which is already full to capacity, in the hope that someone already booked on that flight cancels their booking.

    As for pass riders, a quick Google for that phrase makes me think that they are employees or retired employees of an airline who are given a pass to enable them to travel free or at a reduced rate.
     
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    I guess that John the Baptist and Isaiah and King David in his dance wear wouldn't be able to board the plane, now would they!! :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    For those who don't understand, employees of the airlines are given "passes" that their immediate family can use to fly at a very discounted rate (you usually just pay the taxes on the flight). As such, you are flying as a representative of the airlines and so this dress code does not apply to every passenger on the plane but only those who are flying on a pass.

    I don't think the "world" understands what the church has forgotten because in many jobs, there is a dress code. It USED to be that women had to wear skirts/dresses and stockings and heels and men had to wear suits - as recently as the 80s. My whole family worked for American Airlines and this was the norm. If you didn't want to dress up, you paid for you flight yourself.

    ETA: We also have a dress code as an employee of the church that is similar to this - but we do not have a dress code for those attending church.
     

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