Royal Brunei Airlines' first women flight crew lands in Saudi Arabia, forbidden to drive there


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/10/royal-brunei-airlines-first.html


#2

There must has been plenty of women pilots to land there though.
What makes this notable? Is it 'cause their heads are covered?


#3

If you read the article you will see why it is notable.


#4

I did, I still don’t get it. Sorry.
No women are allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, amiright?
Yet there are women pilots from much of the world who I would think had landed there. They would be arrested for driving too, if caught, right?
Nope, I still don’t get it.


#5

Do US service personnel get arrested, I wonder?


#6

I guess because Brunei is also a Muslim Monarchy and yet allows women to fly planes and drive, highlighting the absurdity of Saudi Arabia’s laws.


#7

Um, OK, thanks.


#8

Taxiing doesn’t count as driving?

Also that is a very impractical place to put cupholders.


#9

Very thoughtful of Boeing to provide a place for mugs when flying inverted.


#10

The author of that story is sort of ripping me off. Here was my take on the same story, several weeks ago…

http://www.askthepilot.com/royal-brunei-female-crew/

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