SpiceJet will reserve seats for solo women passengers

A few weeks ago, Air India announced the introduction of a whole row of seats which will be reserved for solo female travellers. The announcement clearly divided up on two sides, because not everyone appreciated the reason women needed to be seated separately. While I still don’t get it apparently, it seems tomorrow onwards, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, even SpiceJet will be following the same policy.

Per various media reports:

Rendering special attention to its female passengers travelling all by themselves on March 08, 2017 onward, SpiceJet will reserve the entire 4th row of its flights across the fleet inclusive of both Boeings and Q400, it said.

In case of a full flight scenario, males will be assigned window seats; whereas the aisle and middle seats (B, C and D, E) will be assigned to women on a first come first serve basis.

The special seating arrangement is being catered to offer more ease to the solo female travelers, as moving out of the middle or the aisle seats is much easier thereby ensuring safety and comfort to them in case of an emergency and even otherwise.

Okay then. I’m still not sure how it helps, because most incidents on planes in India seem to involve crew against weird Indian men, but I guess it does give them brownie points for linking it with the International Women’s Day.

Has anyone of our female readers used these seats on Air India yet? I’m keen to read experiences.

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