BA and not allowing single male flyers to sit down next to solo child travellers

#1
BA has compensated a passenger who was "humiliated' over its policy of not allowing single male flyers to sit next to solo child travellers on its planes.

British Airways cabin crew told Mirko Fischer to move after he swapped seats with his wife and ended up sitting next to a boy he did not know.

Mr Fischer was on a flight from London back to his home in Luxembourg on 20 April 2009 when his pregnant wife Stephanie asked him to swap seats so she could sit next to the window.He took her middle seat.

He claimed cabin crew told him to return to his original seat as the child next to him was an unaccompanied minor.

The crew said the company's policy was not to allow adult males to sit next to unaccompanied children.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10401416.stm

What, you can't sit down next to unaccompanied minors if you're a man? That's just not right - not every strange man out there is a pedophile. If you see them wearing a priest robe is the only time you should really worry.

So, thoughts?
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#4
I guess I don't have any reason to use BA anymore.
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#5
What? I used to sit next to strange men all the time as a kid when I flew unaccompanied on BA. When did they introduce this?

Although once Finnair gave me a teddy when they made me and my screaming little sister sit apart from each other. I don't know why they compensated, I thought it was great!
#9
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Sexism is fine when it's directed at men, duh.


If your a white male and your gonna commit a crime you better damn well make sure the victim is also a white male.
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#12
Ya, that's stupid. I wonder how BA would cope if single males refused to fly with them?
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#13
Pfftt. I wouldn't want to anyway!


(how can they do this to me )

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#14
Some other airlines have a similar policy, as well.

While on some level it might seem insulting and discriminatory, some say the policy is in place to protect men from easily-thrown accusations just as much as it's to protect children.

Think of it this way; do you really want to sit next to the snot-nosed little bastards anyway?
#15
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Think of it this way; do you really want to sit next to the snot-nosed little bastards anyway?

Yes, how else am I going to molest them keep them safe and relaxed?
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#17
Quote by captaincrunk
Sexism is fine when it's directed at men, duh.


True.

Yes, that is bullshit.
#18
It's not like he can safely kidnap the child. Unless he a pro tandem skydiver or something.


That should be the rule. No single male professional tandem skydiver may sit next to a child on a flight.

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#19
Well, it doesn't really matter...Do you really want to sit next to some small little annoying kid?
Wait.



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#20
That's a shame. I have a lot of wisdom to impart a solo child, for instance:

* Phrasing in a blues context
* Building speed, and using repetition
* Harmonizing and arpeggiation

British airlines just has it out for me in my quest to teach advanced guitar theory to solo children.

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#22
Shit, they're on to me.
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#23
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That's a shame. I have a lot of wisdom to impart a solo child, for instance:

* Phrasing in a blues context
* Building speed, and using repetition
* Harmonizing and arpeggiation

British airlines just has it out for me in my quest to teach advanced guitar theory to solo children.



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#24
It's not really possible to molest a kid on a flight. Maybe it's to prevent kidnapping?
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#25
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It's not really possible to molest a kid on a flight. Maybe it's to prevent kidnapping?


A molstereder could end up talking to the child and finding out some information whic they may find useful.

And how the hell do you get away with that sig?
#27
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A molstereder could end up talking to the child and finding out some information whic they may find useful.



Wtf?
#28
Quote by Meths
It's not really possible to molest a kid on a flight. Maybe it's to prevent kidnapping?


I flew UM all the time. You get escorted off the flight by a flight attendant then handed to an unaccompanied minor attendant at the airport, who stays with you until you are released to your guardian who is meeting you at the gate. There is no time an UM flyer is without supervision to get kidnapped.
#29
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Sexism is fine when it's directed at men, duh.

What the crunkster said.
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#30
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Sexism is fine when it's directed at men, duh.

Word.

I doubt I'd send my kid on a plane alone anyway, so this probably won't affect me. It's really messed up though.
#31
Pfft, sake Willy Walsh, just because you're a paedophile doesn't mean ever other man is as well.
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#33
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A molstereder could end up talking to the child and finding out some information whic they may find useful.

And how the hell do you get away with that sig?


I'm too lovable. And I'm joking, obviously.


And I am God.

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I flew UM all the time. You get escorted off the flight by a flight attendant then handed to an unaccompanied minor attendant at the airport, who stays with you until you are released to your guardian who is meeting you at the gate. There is no time an UM flyer is without supervision to get kidnapped.


Fair enough. Paranoid policy then. Can't really molest a kid in public.
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#34
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Fair enough. Paranoid policy then. Can't really molest a kid in public.

Pssh, speak for yourself, I'm catholic.
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#35
This story in particular is funny, because the guy was sitting next to his pregnant wife...

"hey honey, we don't need to wait for your oven to finish baking, here's a ripe one!"