It’s been a busy month for negative crew news coming out of the Middle East. Aero Galactic is reporting that Qatar Airways flight attendants must seek permission from Qatar management before getting married.
According to the International Transport Worker’s Federation, a standard hiring contract for the airline’s female workers reads: “You are required to obtain prior permission from the company, in case you wish to change your marital status and get married. The airline also mandates that women tell a supervisor if they become pregnant — and could face termination if they fail to do so. “The employee shall notify the employer in case of pregnancy from the date of her knowledge of its occurrence. The employer shall have the right to terminate the contract of employment from the date of notification of the pregnancy. Failure of employee to notify the employer or the concealment of the occurrence shall be considered a breach of contract.”