luv2fly
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Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 5:18 am

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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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 5:25 am

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...
 
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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 5:27 am

I myself could not imagine being a female crew member and having to overnight in a place like Saudi Arabia.
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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 5:33 am

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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luv2fly
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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 5:37 am

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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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 5:43 am

I guess female crews are prepared if they are going to overnight in a country with a strict dress code.
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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 8:18 am

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

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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 10:46 am

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.

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luv2fly
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RE: Flight Crews And Iran?

Fri May 30, 2003 11:19 am

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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