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Emirates airline staff "humiliate" gay couple trying to board flight

12:09 PM | 17 Jun, 2016
Emirates airline staff
DUBAI (Web Desk) - A male homosexual couple was allegedly humiliated by Emirates' staff at Dubai airport while they were catching a flight to Durban.

Lee Charlton, who hails from Manchester, said on Facebook that he, his partner Jason and his son Kieren were treated inappropriately by Emirates staff and also shut in a secluded room for over two hours without any apparent reason.

He said that the Emirates check-in staff had laughed at them when they confirmed themselves as a gay couple. Staffers had asked the couple if they were brothers.

In the same post, he also said a female staffer working behind the check-in counter gave him a "quizzical look" and called her manager when she first found out about the couple's sexual orientation.

Afterwards, they were "shut in" a back room for over two hours and told that they will not be able to enter South Africa with their documentation.

"We were not given any further explanation," added Mr Charlton.

Responding to the allegations, Emirates official told Independent that the delay was caused due to an unintended error in the passengers' documentation. He further added that the family was invited to stay in one of the airline's offices until the resolution of the matter, however they refused.

Here is full post of Lee Charlton:

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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