So, apparently, it isn’t true. Last month, there were reports all over the web that Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia was set to separate between the sexes on flights following customer complaints. A few days after those reports, there were a number of follow-ups reporting that the airline denied the story. Many people (me included) missed that. Here is a bit from the Arab News report:
“Denying that such arrangements are being considered, Abdullah Al-Ajhar, the airline’s spokesman, termed the reports as “false” and “misleading.”
Speaking to Arab News, Al-Ajhar asserted that there are no plans to separate passengers based on their gender.”
And for good measure, here is a Twitter exchange between the airline’s assistant marketing manager Abdul Rahman Al Fahd and Runway Girl Network, where he says that his words were misinterpreted.
— Guiller ✈ (@GuillerCil) January 3, 2015