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Air France female crew goes bezerk in outrage after being told they have to wear Islamic headscarves to appease Muslims on flights to Iran

Female Air France cabin crew reject airline’s directive that they should wear a headscarf while in Tehran.

By Ben Ariel


A number of female Air France cabin crew are resisting an airline ruling that they should wear a headscarf while in Tehran, when flights to the Iranian capital resume on April 17, a union representative told AFP on Saturday.

“Every day we have calls from worried female cabin crew who tell us that they do not want to wear the headscarf,” Christophe Pillet of the SNPNC union told the news agency. The union is asking Air France management to make it a voluntary measure.

Company chiefs had sent staff a memo informing that female staff would be required “to wear trousers during the flight with a loose fitting jacket and a scarf covering their hair on leaving he plane”, Pillet said, adding that management has raised the possibility of “penalties” against anyone not observing the dress code.

Air France told AFP in response that all air crew were “obliged like other foreign visitors to respect the laws of the countries to which they travelled”.

“Iranian law requires that a veil covering the hair be worn in public places by all women on its territory,” the airline said, adding, “This obligation, which does not apply during the flight, is respected by all international airlines which fly to Iran.”

Air France added that the headscarf rule when flying to certain destinations was “not new” since


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