Virgin Australia to review policy of not allowing men to sit next to children travelling alone

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    http://www.tntmagazine.com/travel/n...-men-to-sit-next-to-children-travelling-alone

    Virgin Australia has announced that it will review its policy of not allowing men to sit next to children travelling alone.
    The airline was criticised after a Sydney fireman told Australia's Fairfax Media how he was forced to move seats on a flight from Brisbane after it was noticed he was sitting next to two young boys.

    Johnny McGirr, 33, told the news outlet that when he asked the flight attendant why he was being asked to move, he was told: "You can't sit next to two unaccompanied minors."

    McGirr told Fairfax Media: "She said it was the policy and I said, 'Well, that's pretty sexist and discriminatory. You can't just say because I'm a man I can't sit there,' and she just apologised and said that was the policy."

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    That's what I thought too!
     
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