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Mary Campos was leaving California on a plane bound for Houston when a member of the gate staff reportedly informed her that her pre-booked seat had been changed. "I don’t know how to tell you this," he said. He then explained that due to the two passengers’ "cultural beliefs", they could not sit next to or talk to a woman.
In a letter to United Airlines, she wrote: "What if I were handicapped or transgender? What if your entire crew were female? Any belief that prevents individuals from interacting with females should not travel on commercial aircraft." The airline responded to say they would look into the matter. In a statement, the airlines wrote: "We regret that Ms Campos was unhappy with the handling of the seat assignments on her flight. READ MORE Muslim woman kicked off plane as flight attendant said she 'did not feel comfortable' with the passenger Shirtless man kicked off plane after 'urinating on fellow passenger' and starting 'massive brawl' Woman kicked off flight for wearing 'inappropriate shorts' "United holds its employees to the highest standards of professionalism and has zero tolerance for discrimination."
originally posted by: Konduit
Cultural enrichment. Get used to it.
originally posted by: gottaknow
I agree that it should be the complainers that are inconvenienced rather than the subject of their protests regardless of reason or class-based hierarchy.
originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: ReAdY2AsCeNd
I am sorry.
I say this to make you feel better.
originally posted by: paraphi
I don't know why we tolerate women-hatred from backward cultures. Very sad that companies cannot take a stand against this type of behaviour.
originally posted by: Britguy
I've also seen a few reports in the past of Ultra Orthodox Jews kicking up a fuss for the same reasons.