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What would you do if asked to change plane seats due to your gender?




A picture shows the economy seating of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet at the Dublin International airport in Dublin, Ireland on January 26, 2012.
A picture shows the economy seating of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet at the Dublin International airport in Dublin, Ireland on January 26, 2012.
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Imagine boarding a flight on your next trip. It's crowded. It's late. You're waiting for wheels up. But then, you're asked to move. The reason? Another passenger has requested not to sit next to you because you're a woman.

It turns out this is exactly what some airlines have been doing, according to David Whiting, columnist at the Orange County Register, who has been writing about the issue.

READ: "Gender discrimination at 30,000 feet," Orange County Register