Safety And Solo Female Flyers

My wife and I were talking about a friend of hers that travels a lot for work and experienced a terrible incident on an international flight.  She was sexually groped by an other passenger.  She notified a flight attendant but the airline staff indicated that there was not much they could do at that time because they were a full flight.  She recently testified before the US Congress this week about the issue.

This incident was the first that I had heard of and wanted to dig in little more.  I was not aware that, sadly, this is not an isolated issue.  Many incidents involve the person sleeping while being groped.  Other times, the assailant is brazen and does it when the person is fully awake.  In reading this, it appears to occur most frequently on international flights.  It certainly raises associated concerns about children flying alone as well.

Just a few days ago, Air India made an interesting decision to create a "Women Only" seating section on flights with six seats in the third row in economy.  CLICK HERE to read an article about Air India's action.

What other ideas do you have on this matter?