Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Airlines’ children policy ‘insane’

`A leading psychologist has dismissed as “offensive” and “insane” a policy adopted by Qantas and Air New Zealand’s not to seat men next to unaccompanied children.

The policy came to light when an Auckland man, Mark Worsley, was asked to shift seats on a Qantas flight because an unaccompanied child had been assigned the seat next to his.

“At the time I was so gobsmacked that I moved. I was so embarrassed and just stewed on it for the entire flight,” Mr Worsley, a 37-year-old father of two-year-old twins, told the New Zealand Herald.’

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