This brief excerpt from a New York Times story about Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident who had sought refuge in Beijing's U.S. embassy and then flew, with his family, today, PEK - EWR in a hastily arranged trip in the 'Business First' section of UA 88, a 777-200: "Even on the plane, flight attendants took pains to keep other passengers from invading his privacy, drawing a curtain swiftly around the first rows of the plane where he was sitting with his family." My question: have any of you ever seen this done before? A curtain to block off special passengers? I thought even the curtains between F and Y were being phased back, though not totally eliminated, because of safety and security regs, so it really surprised me to read about curtains around one family. I've logged a lot of miles -- though nothing compared to some of you -- and have never seen this. Just wondered if y'all have. I'm also curious why in the pre-bankruptcy days, AA's pilots never negotiated a security curtain around 2H and 2J, their rest area on 767-300 flights, hehheh. Also wonder who paid the same-day booking fare for four people in Business First, PEK - EWR! Somehow I doubt it was him!