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Qatar Airways relaxes grip on flight attendants as carrier grows up

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 05:50
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The airline has already backed off on some of its more intrusive rules. Its crew no longer risk being fired if they marry or become pregnant within their first five years of employment.

Dubai

IT'S 10am in Doha and more than 200 Qatar Airways flight attendants are gathered in an airport hotel ballroom. Taking the microphone, one woman fires off a query about a policy barring cabin crew from using their mobile phones in public while in uniform, garnering murmurs of