I noted with interest the discussion a few days ago about not sitting unmins next to males.USAIR just denied boarding and bumped a pair aged 13 and 16 travelling BOS-PHL-SFO.They arrived in PHL at 1600hrs/4pm for a flight at 1745/5.45,and were told the flight was overbooked and the 13 year old was being bumped.
The older child,16 refused to fly and stayed with the 13 year old,they were then given some vouchers,about $500 dollars for 2,and told to take the shuttle to the hilton.
It took the pair a few minutes to find the shuttle,then on arrival the hilton refused to accomodate them,because they were both under 18.
Fortunately,Hilton called USAIR and demanded they send a rep/chaparone to collect the children,and took care of the pair.
USAIR finally booked them into the airport Marriott,with the chaparone in the next room.
The children travelled the next day,unharmed,so all's well that ends well.Not sure if they sat next to a single male or not.The DOT complaint should make interesting reading.