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Saudia airline just banned ‘tight’ and ‘revealing’ clothing on flights

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Saudia, which flies from the kingdom to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, asks travellers to refrain from wearing anything that could “cause discomfort or offense to other passengers”, adding that a failure to comply could mean customers are refused boarding or asked to leave the plane.

According to StepFeed, the dress code applies to passengers boarding Saudia flights from outside the kingdom, with some female travelers telling Makkah Newspaper they had been forced to buy new clothes at international airports before getting on a plane back to Saudi.

According to Saudi law, all females in the conservative kingdom must wear loose-fittings abayas in public, with many Muslim women also wearing a hijab or niqab.

Visiting foreigners and non-Muslim women are, however, not required by law to don a headscarf.

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Saudi’s former head of the tourism and health sector, Ali Al Ghamdi, told Makkah that the dress code wasn’t exclusive to Saudia, with many airlines across the world imposing similar restrictions.

SAUDIA’S DRESS CODE

SAUDIA is requesting from their guests to abide by a dress code where by they are not clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers.

For example*:

  • Women exposing legs or arms; or wearing too thin; or too tight clothes.
  • Men wearing shorts exposing legs.

Note: SAUDIA may refuse to transport passengers, or may remove passengers from the flight at any point for not complying with its dress code.

 

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Neither Emirates nor Etihad has dress codes stated on their websites, however, US carrier United Airlines made headlines earlier this year after refusing to let two teen girls wearing leggings board their plane.

The airline said the girls were “not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel”, as they were traveling free or on a discounted fare as dependents of a United employee.

courtesy : Emirates Woman 

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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