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I read on https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airlines-men-only-executive-service/ (mirror):

From 1953 through 1970, United offered men-only ‘Executive flights’ between New York and Chicago and between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

These flights were operated by DC-6B aircraft and later Caravelles. Flights mostly operated at 5pm in each direction between the two cities (generally six days a week excluding Saturdays). They didn’t just ban women, but children also, and flight attendants catered to these business flights with special meals and offered complimentary cigars.

Are there any active, regularly scheduled commercial flights that are reserved for only one gender or other demographic factor?

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    Makes me wonder if the (female) cabin crew were expected to give more services which are usually not expected on planes or anywhere else with the usual rules of society. – Willeke Apr 24 at 13:21
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    Of related interest: Are there any child-free flight options? It's extremely unlikely such flights would be commercially viable nowadays. – choster Apr 24 at 16:05
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    I am not sure of the details, but I think I have read that around Hajj, there are a large number of special flights that are reserved for pilgrims, who must be Muslim. I am not sure whether such flights are all considered charters, or if some are "regularly scheduled". But that might be an example, and there could be similar situations for other religious pilgrimages. – Nate Eldredge Apr 24 at 16:41
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    Also somewhat related, railways in some countries have carriages reserved for women: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women-only_passenger_car. But I haven't heard of this being extended to air travel. – Nate Eldredge Apr 24 at 16:46
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    @NateEldredge Hajj flights are chartered. They are usually reserved by Hajj agencies or government entities that handle hajj in Islamic countries. Scheduled flights that happen to have Hajjis can have any other passengers as well. – Nean Der Thal Apr 24 at 17:36

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