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To Joseph: “How do you realistically suppose the best way is to insure one does not get squeezed next to a woman on a 12 hour flight in order to remain in best compliance with S”A EH 21:1?”
You are required to spend all your money to avoid an issur so if you classify it as halachically forbidden then either buy 2 seats or if you can’t afford to that, then don’t fly at all
I assume you mean well, but chumras can be dangerous. Starting with not touching the etz hadaas chumras have been destroying life ever since. The Shulchan Aruch is clear in Yoreh Deah 87:5, and making a chumra on this would be bal tosif, one of the 613. Another one would be ואהבת לרעך כמוך which you seem to be lax in your excitement for your chumra. Shlomo hamelech writes in Koheles 7:16 אל תהי צדיק הרבה…למה תשומם
A tzadik follows the word of Hashem, and following chazal is an extension of that, לא תסור מדבריהם but a chumra (even if not bal tosif) is your own idea not the word of Hashem.
Shulchan aruch is pretty clear in yore deah 87:5 that it’s muttar, are the 613 not enough for you. Besides, this would come under the prohibition of bal tosif. Shlomo hamelech writes in Koheles 7:16 אל תהי צדיק הרבה…למה תשומם starting with not touching the Eitz hadaas people have been destroying life ever since with chumras