A businessman is suing British Airways over a policy that bans male passengers from sitting next to children they don't know - even if the child's parents are on the same flight.I never heard of this policy, but it is a common industry practice. My take? Make the kid move. Or do what Air France does by having a separate section for unaccompanied minors.
Mirko Fischer has accused the airline of branding all men as potential sex offenders and says innocent travellers are being publicly humiliated.
In line with the policy, BA cabin crew patrol the aisles before take-off checking that youngsters travelling on their own or in a different row from their parents are not next to a male stranger. If they find a man next to a child or teenager they will ask him to move to a different seat. The aircraft will not take off unless the passenger obeys.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Businessman sues British Airways 'for treating men like perverts'
Long thread on airliners.net about this.
Posted by Lou Minatti at 7:15 AM