I also see 1 and 2 and maybe 3. I do also agree that the request is polite, but the whole wording of it feels like a polite demand. Because if they don't facilitate the monks then this company obviously doesn't respect other religions and diversity. I can even see a successful lawsuit for discrimination as this is in the US which tends to be a bit more litigious even in trivial matters. I'm not saying they'll do it but with this letter they're covered. As I'm sure the company would accept the requests to avoid bad press, this means the monks get pre boarding incoveniencing other passengers and passengers need to be shifted out of their allocater seats to accommodate the monks. I'd also like to say that I understand your point bostjan I just don't agree with it. Respect is earned and things like these just don't fall into these category. On the other hand is this letter legitimate? It's easy to forge documents like these to discredit almost anyone.