British Airways has changed its longstanding policy of banning lone male travellers from sitting next to unaccompanied children on its flights.
The airline had been sued by a traveller who said the policy was discriminatory – something BA denied. The case was settled and BA agreed to a review. From now on, unaccompanied children will be seated in a special area on BA planes.
In the UK, it is up to individual airlines to decide on how to treat unaccompanied minors.
source: BBC News