A male Saudi passenger on a domestic Saudi flight demanded a female air hostess be removed from the plane as she was unaccompanied by a male relative.
Saudi Arabia may have taken a tentative step towards more rights for women by allowing female representation on the Kingdom’s Shoura Council, but attitudes in the male dominated country remain entrenched in the past.
Emirates 247 reported one unenlightened Saudi man on a domestic flight turned on the stewardess who was about to serve him, shouting “why are you here without a related male companion?”
He then demanded the stewardess, along with all other unaccompanied women, be removed from the fight. After his outburst delayed the flight for two hours it was the male passenger who was removed from the flight.