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Assigned Seats? Airlines Face Heat For Discriminatory Seating Policies
Qantas and Virgin both have safety policies that require unaccompanied minors to be seated alone or next to women.
Virgin Australia is reviewing its policy after a recent case involving a firefighter who was asked to switch seats after being seated next to two unaccompanied young boys, the country's Sunday Morning Herald reported.
Qantas is now taking heat as well after a weekend incident where a male nurse was asked to move in a similar situation. The passenger in question, a male nurse, told the Sunday Morning Herald that he found his treatment "insulting and discriminatory."
British Airways recently overturned their similar policy after a man sued for sex discrimination.
What do you think? Is it discriminatory to prevent unaccompanied minors from sitting next to adult males during flights?
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