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Good news - at least for single men - on the flying front

Airlines have, on the sly, banned under 16s from sitting next to single men on aircraft. Quite excellent, but what about under 16s behind, in front, and on the opposite aisle? (Source)

Even ordeal by Ryanair could be ameliorated by being far away from chair kickers, howling babies, 'when do we get there?' whiners etc etc. I am quite cheered, and view my next flight (probably to NYC) with some anticipation. London Transport, Southern Rail etc are all urged to follow this example.
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Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 11:00 am

great news,they''ll all be penned in together  



Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 11:50 am

Is it possible to purchase an Ian Huntley mask just to make sure?  



Anonymous Uncle Bob said... 12:29 pm

There is a hold, below. They could be stowed there in plastic baskets along with the dogs and cats. They could be loaned a playstation - or even a book! (What is a playstation?)  



Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 12:31 pm

I would think that just calling youself "uncle bob" would guarantee you a childfree area of the cabin.  



Anonymous newmania said... 12:52 pm

...I `m your wicked uncle "Bob" and I `m glad you won`t see or hear me as I fiddle about fiddle about .
Your mother left me hear to mind you but I `m doing exactly what I bloody well want to , fiddling about fiddling about.

Amazing "Imgagination" Pete Townsened has isn`t it.Another "seat to yourself" name  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:58 pm

I'm sure Uncle Bob is a wholly blameless citizen.

I think the oddest username I've seen was someone who called herself 'Sharon's mum' or somesuch.  



Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 1:21 pm

Is there is some poor blameless sod somewhere in the world stuck with the legal monicker Osama bin laden?
Imagine that as you try and board an easy jet flight to malaga.  



Anonymous verity said... 1:35 pm

Is there any reason this ban can't be extended to women? What happened to equal rights?

Come to that is there any reaon not to have guaranteed child-free flights? They could call them "family only" flights and make them sound caring.  



Anonymous Ellee said... 1:39 pm

Verity, that's because men who make these decisions don't have joined up thinking. They assume women are nicer and safer travelling companions than men, when that is not necessarily the case.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:59 pm

PH - in all probability. People give their offspring some very odd names.

V - No justice, is there?

E - And of course Brady and Hindley as a couple would have been just fine, ditto that other pair of grotesques who got sentenced a while back. Returning to more normal people, I know a goodly number of women who would at best ignore small children, and at worst prod them with nail files if they made any noise.  



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