Airline Apologizes to Gay Couple for Covering Them with a Blanket

Comair, a South African affiliate of British Airways, has apologized to a gay couple who was flying between Cape Town and Johannesburg.  Why did they apologize?  In a classy move, a flight attendant walked by the couple, saw that one passenger had his arm around the other, then placed a blanket fully over the two of them so other passengers wouldn’t see them.  Following the apology by the airline’s CEO, the couple have dropped their threat of a lawsuit.


  1. Interesting – was that a Kulula flight? (Comair flies under both the kulula and ba brands)

  2. The articles have mentioned that it was a British Airways flight.