Our thanks to Francis for alerting us to this:
Francis wrote this in his email:
I came across the attached poster at Waterloo Station yesterday. I’m sure you’ll be delighted to hear that the kind staff at South West Trains will give a free first class upgrade to a pregnant woman. It doesn’t actually mention on the poster that it’s only if there are no other seats left in Standard Class:
Having looked carefully all over their website, I can find no corresponding offer for men who are:
… or indeed any other reason they might also need a seat if there are no others available in Standard Class. What a surprise!