Airlines are airy-fairy about mile-high molestation

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Airlines are airy-fairy about mile-high molestation

Women often find themselves sitting next to sexual predators, but airlines prefer to wave the problem away

Consumer journalist

Last July, my then 21-year-old daughter flew to Geneva to spend two weeks with a Swiss family whose daughter she befriended at university.

It was her first solo international flight, and we had quite a few discussions about her long layover in Dubai airport, making her way to a boarding gate in a different terminal and how she planned to keep all her devices charged for the duration of the trip.

I never told her how to deal with the unwanted advances of a male passenger in the next seat, and I really should have...

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