Sau­dia Air­lines en­forc­ing pas­sen­ger dress code

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Sau­dia Air­lines has placed de­tails of its dress code on its web­site, re­quir­ing trav­ellers not to wear cloth­ing that “would cause dis­com­fort or of­fence to other pas­sen­gers”. Sau­dia is the flag car­rier of Saudi Ara­bia, which fol­lows a con­ser­va­tive in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Is­lam. Un­der the dress code, women must wear cloth­ing that cov­ers their arms and legs, and the cloth cannot be “too thin” or “too tight”. Mean­while for male trav­ellers, the rules for­bid the wear­ing of shorts. The air­line has stated that it may refuse to trans­port or re­move pas­sen­gers that do not ad­here to the dress code. As the BBC re­ports, views have been mixed on so­cial me­dia with some ex­press­ing sup­port for the mea­sures, and oth­ers find­ing it to be an in­con­ve­nience.

This isn’t the first time the topic of dress code aboard flights has come up this year. In March, United Air­lines barred two teenage girls from board­ing a flight from Denver to Min­neapo­lis be­cause they were wear­ing yoga pants. saudi­air­lines.com

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