Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Air India To Offer Female Only Seats

Air India

Air India will reserve as many as six rows of seats on economy flights to reassure women travelling alone.

Meenakshi Malik, a general manager, told The Hindu: ‘We feel, as national carriers, it is our responsibility to enhance comfort level to female passengers.’

Women can request to be seated in the female-only section, at no extra cost, when they check in.

As well as the gendered sections, Air India flights will carry two pairs of restrainers so cabin crew can deal with passengers who are abusive or disruptive.

Despite the move to make female passengers safer and more comfortable on their flights, not everyone at Air India is impressive with the option.

Jitendra Bhargava, Air India Executive Director, said: ‘To my knowledge, this happens nowhere else in the world. Planes are not unsafe for women passengers.

‘In cases of unruly behaviour, the airline crew are authorised to take action as per the law.’



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