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Flight Crews And Iran?  
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2612 times:
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A question I always had? How is it to be a flight crew member when over nighting in a place like Iran and being female on top of it? Do airlines have crew over night here or not, or is it a all male crew flight? Just curious, anybody know first hand. THANKS


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User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2530 times:

Luv2fly, in Iran it is not that bad - as far as I know females could be without their husband or fathers there. Not sure about Saudi Arabia flights though...

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2522 times:
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I myself could not imagine being a female crew member and having to overnight in a place like Saudi Arabia.


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2512 times:

If your stopover is in Iran just follow the local laws and follow the dress code. I once talked to a TWA f/a who got to work on the JFK-CAI-RUH, she told me they avoided stepping off the plane in Riyadh and they would layover in Cairo.
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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2499 times:
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What happens if the plane has a mechanical problem in a place like RUH? Does the airline supply or have on board the plane the head and body coverings women are expected to wear? Or does the pilot or male member of the crew make a mad dash and buy them?


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2486 times:

I guess female crews are prepared if they are going to overnight in a country with a strict dress code.
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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Look up USAF Maj. Martha McSally for another way to handle the Islamic-American cultural chasm.

joe


User currently offlineFpdonald From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

I myself could not imagine being a female crew member and having to overnight in a place like Saudi Arabia.

Luv2fly, have you ever been to Saudi Arabia? International crews, female or male, are well versed on their milieu and learn to appreciate, accept, and adapt to local customs. Hotels are mostly secure, yet common sense should always prevail. For the most part, except for scenery from airport to hotel and back, it's just another part of a routine day no matter where your day leads you. Crews tend to go out in groups, and there is rarely any problem.

Do you have any basis for your imagination?





User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
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All that I have read and the fact that women are treated as second class citizens, and I thought that it was frowned upon for unmarried women and men to hang out together I just thought for an airline it would be easier to use all male crews to staff these flights.


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