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From Virgin Australia

Mr McGirr pointed out that he works as a fireman in Newtown in Sydney and was trusted in his job to look out for the welfare of children.

"(The attitude of the airline) is 'we respect you but as soon as you board a Virgin airline you are a potential paedophile', and that strips away all the good that any male does regardless of his standing in society, his profession or his moral attitudes," he said.

A spokeswoman for Virgin Australia confirmed the policy and said while they didn't want to offend male passengers, their priority was the safety of children.


That's fairly insulting, isn't it?



Aug. 10th, 2012 09:37 am (UTC)
I've sat next to a child on a flight to Australia. Although to be fair he was accompanied and well behaved. I'd've gladly swapped seats.
Aug. 13th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
not really the point, though, is it?