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Are Airline Check-ins Sexist?  
User currently offlineSpringbok139 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

I have flown over a hundred times on various airlines and I have noticed that I always sit next to either an old lady or old couple or a man of similar age to me.Do the check-in computers have a system where it restricts single woman from sitting next to single men in fear of harrassment problems?

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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

In Japan they try to place women with women, away from the sexually crazed male population on flights. One or two domestic airlines even have women-only sections of the cabin. Same thing with the subway trains, in the mornings some of the carriages at the front of the train are women only.

I don't know about such measures being implemented in the rest of the world though. Personally, I've sat next to women taveling alone on several occasions, even when traveling on domestic flights in Japan! However, I'm still relatively young, so they might think I'm still harmless!  devil 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineCjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1266 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

That is one of the nicer things about flying on a Japanese Airline on a domestic route. If you are male and Gaijin you usually get a row by yourself or at least the seat next to you is open on flights with enough space to allow it.


"Any airline that wants to serve the [region] can go to DFW today and fly anywhere they want," WN spokesman Ed Stewart
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13197 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

There was another post a few days ago about how some airlines (including NZ and Qantas) will not place a single male traveler in a seat next to an unaccompined minor.
As to gender segeration, you also may see it with flights to/from Israel, Islamic countries. It is interesting that in some places they will segerate men to protect women, due to the bad attitudes and beheavors of some men.


User currently offlineKennethsk From Thailand, joined Oct 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Quoting Cjpark (Reply 2):
If you are male and Gaijin you usually get a row by yourself or at least the seat next to you is open on flights with enough space to allow it.

That is pretty nice then so you have two seats for your own!!

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 3):
It is interesting that in some places they will segerate men to protect women, due to the bad attitudes and beheavors of some men.

And it isn't safe these days too for men next to men.... What do you know!!?

But I think this is pretty a good system to arrange all the seat based on specific person travelling.



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5454 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Yes, in my profile it says I simply must be seated in a middle seat between 2 21-year old nymphomaniac blondes. Amazing what computers can do nowadays. Hey, call it sexist, but it makes my flight a lot more interesting.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineBlooBirdie From Lesotho, joined Sep 2003, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 5):
in my profile it says I simply must be seated in a middle seat between 2 21-year old nymphomaniac blondes

hmmmm... obviously I have a profile which say I must be seated next to a flatulent, halitosis-riden bore.  vomit 


User currently offlineMD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2661 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

I wouldn't call it sexist as much as I call it stupid. WTF?

As the UM thread starter said, the world has gone to shit. I haven't flown since 1999....and I doubt now I will ever again, this is 100% assinine IMO.

If I didn't know any better I would have to say these airlines are treating people like animals....as if they cannot control their emotions and urges. I'm offended that's obvious (and it is pretty hard to offend me).


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting Cjpark (Reply 2):
If you are male and Gaijin you usually get a row by yourself or at least the seat next to you is open on flights with enough space to allow it.

Yes, being a hairy barbarian does have it's perks. I was on a NH 767 from CTS to NGO, and I successfully Gaijin-Smashed the salaryman sitting next to me. As soon as an F/A came by, he asked if could move. I pretended to understand nothing as he scurried across the cabin and sat down next to another businessman... Hilarious

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
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