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ICYMI: Saudia denied claims of planned sex segregation on flights

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 … Continue reading

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Is Saudi Arabia’s national carrier about to ban gender-mixing on flights?

Could Saudia Arabia soon have the world’s only officially gender-segregated airline?(UPDATE – The short answer to this is no, apparently. See here.) Earlier this year, following a number of incidents where ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to sit next to passengers of the … Continue reading

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‘Gender separation’ on flights: What happens in Saudi Arabia?

I spent most of the past week working on follow-ups to a story that hit the headlines last week: the El Al-ultra-Orthodox-seat-switching saga. In brief, for those who aren’t familiar with the story, Israeli carrier El Al Airlines is facing … Continue reading

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