BA has implemented a policy whereby children are not allowed to sit next to men they don’t know. Flight attendants patrol the aisles and if they find a strange man they start shouting if he doesn’t want to change places. Not only is it sexist, it’s also extremely rude and embarrasing for the passenger.
Mirko Fischer had this happen to him when he was sitting next to his pregnant wife and has had enough, so he’s suing BA.
Bizarrely, BA can’t see the idiocy in their policy and won’t issue statements.