Remember those orthodox Jews who inconvenienced flights because they refused to be seated next to women? The ones who also wouldn't pay for extra seats in order to honor their own religious requirements, but instead wanted to offload the burden from those obligations onto others? Same with the monks of the Hindu Swarinamarya faith, apparently. Women should *not* talk to these very holy monks and nuns, because it's up to the rest of us, including businesses and other travelers who want to be on time, to help with these obligations they didn't sign up for. What's kind of hilarious about this is, it automatically assumes that it's only the monks traveling. That to me is the most telling part of the letter. It sounds like that religion needs to only have its monks travel in ways which don't aren't used by half the population. Here's the deal, though. The monks don't have to reply to any women. A sign saying they won't should be sufficient. To say that their religion requires women of other faiths, including female airline pilots on the intercom, to not speak to them in any way, is not an obligation that they can require of someone else... unless they eat a hamburger or steak in front of me. My religion is offended by hypocrisy unless it is balanced out by someone doing something *I* hold as a required activity. Idiots.