Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Scallywag0
British Airways thinks that all men sitting next to children are potential sexual predators.
Trying to understand the logic of British Airways flight policy.
Here’s a story that will get you wondering. The facts as provided by the Australian;
A BUSINESSMAN is suing British Airways over a policy that bans male passengers sitting next to children they don’t know – even if the child’s parents are on the same flight.
Mirko Fischer accuses the airline of branding all men as potential sex offenders and claimed innocent travellers are being publicly humiliated.
On a British Airways flight Mirko Fischer was publicly berated by an air hostess for refusing to give up his seat as he was in direct contradiction of a rule that bans adult males sitting next to children. Initially refusing because his wife was pregnant Mr Fischer finally acquiesced after the air steward continued to reproach him in a very audible manner (which by now we are sure had the plane turning around and possibly wondering if by now Mr Fisher was indeed some predatory child molester).
At contention is Mr Fisher’s claim that the policy is discriminatory against men and doesn’t allow that women too are capable of being sexual predators.
Mr Fisher had this to say:
“This policy is branding all men as perverts for no reason,”
“I was made to feel like a criminal in front of other passengers. It was totally humiliating,”
Don’t worry Mr Fisher we think in this instance the real criminal is British Airways…In any event the courts will soon decide who has the right of way.