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Air India flights to reserve seats for women; no extra charges to be levied

Six seats to be reserved for women; no extra charges to be levied

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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With an intention to ensure the safety of woman passengers, national carrier will reserve two rows or six seats for female commuters.

will soon provide the facility to woman passengers travelling alone without any extra charges, a report published in The Hindu said.

“We will be reserving the third row — six seats — in the economy class of the aircraft for travelling alone,” general manager-revenue management Meenakshi Malik told The Hindu.

has taken the decision after a flyer reportedly groped a woman co-passenger on-board in the carrier's Mumbai-Newark flight late last month. Apparently, a business class flyer changed his seat to sit next to a female passenger in the economy class and allegedly groped her when she was asleep.

Interestingly, no other airlines company in the world provides any special privilege for However, in Indian Railways, both local and long-distance trains, metros and buses such facilities are provided to female commuters. 

Experts are not happy with the decision of as they feel that this move is impractical. 

After being labelled as the world's third-worst performing airline by flight data firm FlightStats, is taking measures to remove the smudge on its reputation. 

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Air India flights to reserve seats for women; no extra charges to be levied

Six seats to be reserved for women; no extra charges to be levied

Six seats to be reserved for women; no extra charges to be levied
With an intention to ensure the safety of woman passengers, national carrier will reserve two rows or six seats for female commuters.

will soon provide the facility to woman passengers travelling alone without any extra charges, a report published in The Hindu said.

“We will be reserving the third row — six seats — in the economy class of the aircraft for travelling alone,” general manager-revenue management Meenakshi Malik told The Hindu.

has taken the decision after a flyer reportedly groped a woman co-passenger on-board in the carrier's Mumbai-Newark flight late last month. Apparently, a business class flyer changed his seat to sit next to a female passenger in the economy class and allegedly groped her when she was asleep.

Interestingly, no other airlines company in the world provides any special privilege for However, in Indian Railways, both local and long-distance trains, metros and buses such facilities are provided to female commuters. 

Experts are not happy with the decision of as they feel that this move is impractical. 

After being labelled as the world's third-worst performing airline by flight data firm FlightStats, is taking measures to remove the smudge on its reputation. 
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Air India flights to reserve seats for women; no extra charges to be levied

Six seats to be reserved for women; no extra charges to be levied

With an intention to ensure the safety of woman passengers, national carrier will reserve two rows or six seats for female commuters.

will soon provide the facility to woman passengers travelling alone without any extra charges, a report published in The Hindu said.

“We will be reserving the third row — six seats — in the economy class of the aircraft for travelling alone,” general manager-revenue management Meenakshi Malik told The Hindu.

has taken the decision after a flyer reportedly groped a woman co-passenger on-board in the carrier's Mumbai-Newark flight late last month. Apparently, a business class flyer changed his seat to sit next to a female passenger in the economy class and allegedly groped her when she was asleep.

Interestingly, no other airlines company in the world provides any special privilege for However, in Indian Railways, both local and long-distance trains, metros and buses such facilities are provided to female commuters. 

Experts are not happy with the decision of as they feel that this move is impractical. 

After being labelled as the world's third-worst performing airline by flight data firm FlightStats, is taking measures to remove the smudge on its reputation. 

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