Saudia airlines refuse to fly passengers who expose arms or legs

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Saudi Arabia is one of the few Muslim majority countries that imposes a dress code by law. All women, foreign and local, must wear an abaya (a long loose garment that covers their clothes) in public places.

Its national carrier, Saudia Airlines has issued a strict dress code for passengers and stated that it will refuse to fly people who deviate from it. On the passenger’s code of conduct section of their website, Saudia asks that travelers are not “clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers. Women exposing legs or arms, or wearing too thin or too tight clothes and men wearing shorts exposing legs.”

This has sparked some debate on social media as a man asked on twitter if the rules would apply to the air hostesses and a woman asked how an airline which is dictating how their customers dress will be able to encourage tourism at the same time.

Source Credit: Independent
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