Air France Staff Rebel Against Dress Code
Hair today, gone tomorrow. As the airline restarts service to Tehran, it’s stirred controversy with an internal memo asking female flight attendants to wear head scarves and loose-fitting clothing in Iran as a nod to cultural norms. In France, full-face veils worn publicly for religious purposes are illegal. While flight attendants already don abayas on Saudi Arabian stopovers, crew members protested the latest request, leading to a union fight. Air France finally conceded that staff can opt out of the Paris-to-Tehran route when it launches April 17.