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They DEFINITELY do not employ female Saudi cabin crew so would be surprised if they employed a saudi female pilot.

Are there any islamic forumites that can educate me a little on the restrictions placed on women in Saudi Arabia? Is it religious or cultural? Or is it specific to the branch of islam that Saudi’s practise? I ask because I notice that some airlines from some quite strict islamic countries (PIA, Egyptair, Iran Air, Malaysian, Garuda for instance) employ local women from their countries. Whereas all the airlines in the Gulf only employ local males and foreign females. As an aside I used to LOVE chatting with the Iran Air crew on Hong Kong slips some years back. Amazingly hospitable people. And I was very surprised that all the female crew were in fact Iranian.

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