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  • Air France plane lands in Iran for first time in 8 years

    04/17/2016 8:56:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2016-04-18 | (AFP News Wires)
    The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran for eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. However, sanctions have been lifted under an accord with world powers that has now been in force for three months. […] Frederic Gagey, the airline’s chief executive, spoke of its “great pride in returning to Iran”. However, resumption of the service caused controversy in France after unions said the airline sent an internal...
  • 'Outside the Bedroom, Women Must Wear a Scarf'-Mullahs force France to impose Islamic dress code

    04/15/2016 7:21:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 15, 2016 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    'Outside the Bedroom, Women Must Wear a Scarf' The Mullahs force France to impose Islamic dress code. April 15, 2016 Dr. Majid Rafizadeh    The Islamist mullahs of Iran are meticulously spreading their Sharia laws to other countries and cultures through various methods.  If they cannot conquer the world with their military and convert everyone to their radical version of Islam, they will do it in other shrewd ways.  The Islamic Republic succeeded in forcing Air France, with the silent compliance of the socialist French government, to force its women flight attendants to comply with Iran’s Sharia law, including wearing...
  • Air France to Stewardesses on Iran Route: ‘Outside the Bedroom, Women Must Wear a Scarf...

    04/04/2016 10:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 3, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    The French women’s rights minister, already under fire for provocative comments relating to Islamic dress for women, is now caught between Air France management and unions in a row over a requirement that air hostesses wear headscarves when the airline renews flights to Iran this month. Following the easing of sanctions under the nuclear deal, Air France is resuming three weekly flights from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to Tehran on April 17 after an eight-year suspension. And management of the airline want female flight attendants to comply with Iranian modesty norms. The unions are incensed over a management...
  • Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves

    04/03/2016 5:41:53 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 53 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2 APRIL 2016 | David Chazan
    Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month. Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women.
  • Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves

    04/02/2016 6:58:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2 APRIL 2016 | David Chazan
    Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month. Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women. The resumption of a thrice-weekly service between Paris and Tehran, planned for April 17 after an eight-year break, follows a thaw in relations since Iran agreed to dismantle large sections of its nuclear programme. Iranian women have been forced by...
  • Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran

    01/28/2016 8:48:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2016 2:47 PM EST | Nasser Karimi
    Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted Mohammad Khodakarami, deputy head of Iran's civil aviation authority, as saying British Airways officials visited Tehran on Tuesday to discuss resumption of flights. He did not elaborate. Khodakarami also said both Air France and Dutch flagship KLM have already expressed their readiness to resume flights to Tehran. ...
  • Air France lets go of the 747: The plane that changed air travel forever

    01/19/2016 5:05:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jim Bittermann
    Paris (CNN)As round trips go, it was more of an oval: Paris to Paris with no ground stop in between, and it had grown men and women getting all misty-eyed. For Air France and its Boeing 747s, it was time to say goodbye -- but the airline and its personnel were having a hard time doing so. The last scheduled Air France 747 flight had landed days earlier, but here we all were at 8 a.m. for the first of two separate "last 747 flights" around France which, in fact, were just a prelude to a few more "last 747...
  • Device That Prompted Emergency Landing in Kenya Was a Fake Bomb, Air France Reportedly Says

    12/20/2015 11:43:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla ^ | cnn wire
    The CEO of Air France on Sunday described the device that prompted a diversion of Flight 463 to Kenya was a fake bomb, the AP reports. Original post: Kenyan authorities are questioning several passengers after an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya early Sunday after a suspicious device was found in a restroom. Authorities have removed the device from the plane and are working to determine whether it contains explosives. Air France Flight 463, a Boeing 777, departed from Mauritius late Saturday night with 473 people aboard, headed for Charles...
  • Air France bomb scare was false alarm

    12/20/2015 7:34:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2015, 4:56 PM | Ari Soffer
    An Air France flight from Port Louis, Mauritius to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya Sunday morning, after a suspected bomb was found on board. Pilots reportedly made an urgent request to land the plane after a "suspicious package" was discovered in the bathroom. Kenya's Airports Authority initially "confirmed" the package was in fact an explosive device, but Air France CEO Frederic Gagey contradicted that claim, saying that upon further examination the package was made from paper and a timer - but with no explosives whatsoever. ...
  • Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare

    12/20/2015 12:41:26 AM PST · by libtoken · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 Dec 2015
    Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare 1 hour ago An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board. The pilots of the Boeing 777 requested to land at Moi International Airport in Mombasa after the package was discovered in the toilet. The aircraft was safely evacuated and the item is now being examined by bomb experts, police spokesman Charles Owino said. (snip)
  • Flight Diverted, Security Concerns

    11/17/2015 7:15:38 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 84 replies
    CNN | 2015-11-17 | CNN
    The title says exactly what is known. The only addition is that it was being diverted due to a security incident. Flight 65 from LAX to Paris has been diverted to Salt Lake City.
  • Air France, Lufthansa stop Sinai overflights after Russia crash

    10/31/2015 12:22:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    yahoo/afp ^ | 10-31-2015 | AFP
    Paris (France) (AFP) - Air France and Lufthansa said Saturday they will stop flying over Egypt's Sinai peninsula after a Russian passenger plane went down in the area with the loss of all 224 people on board. The airlines said they were taking the measure as a precaution while the cause of the Russian crash was investigated. The Islamic State (IS) group affiliate in Egypt has said it downed the plane, without saying how, but Russia's transport minister said the claim "cannot be considered accurate" and an Egyptian security official said the plane did not crash because of an attack....
  • Air France workers rip shirts from executives after airline cuts 2,900 jobs

    10/07/2015 12:02:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 05 October 2015 | Kim Willsher
    Striking staff at Air France have taken demonstrating their anger with direct action to a shocking new level. Approximately 100 workers forced their way into a meeting of the airline’s senior management and ripped the shirts from the backs of the executives. The airline filed a criminal complaint after the employees stormed its headquarters, near Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, in what was condemned as a “scandalous” outbreak of violence. Photographs showed one ashen-faced director being led through a baying crowd, his clothes torn to shreds. In another picture, the deputy head of human resources, Xavier Broseta, left bare-chested...
  • Air France Puts Israel Back on its Map

    08/12/2015 2:40:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 8/12/2015, 2:11 PM | Ari Yashar
    Air France on Wednesday responded to popular backlash and put Israel back on its in-flight maps, after shocked passengers documented how the maps wiped Israel out even while listing “West Bank” and “Gaza Strip”—areas that don’t even have flight service. […] The issue was first publicized by the pro-Israel group Stand With Us, which two weeks ago published photos of the map with the text: “Apparently, Air France removed Israel/Tel Aviv from their flight tracker map, despite the fact Tel Aviv is one of their official destinations. Additionally, they now note ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza Strip’ despite the fact neither...
  • Air France flight gets military escort to NYC after threat

    05/25/2015 9:43:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2015 12:13 PM EDT
    Authorities say U.S. military jets have escorted an Air France airliner to New York’s Kennedy Airport after a threat was made against the flight. The FBI says the jets scrambled Monday morning after an anonymous caller claimed a chemical weapon was aboard the aircraft. …
  • Fighter Jets Scramble to Escort Air France Plane to JFK Airport Following Threat

    05/25/2015 8:21:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 272 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, May 25,2015 | Meghan Keneally and Josh Margolin
    An Air France plane was being escorted to JFK airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The Maryland State Police Fusion Center received an anonymous call of a “chemical weapons threat” aboard Air France Flight 22, which is en route from Paris and is expected to land at the New York City airport later this morning. The threat is not considered to be credible at the moment, but when officials tried to reach Air France representatives they were unsuccessful because it is also a...
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Ebola Outbreak: Air France Plane Isolated at Madrid Airport after Passenger Reports Symptoms

    10/16/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | October 16, 2014 13:55 BST | By Jack Moore
    Spanish authorities have isolated an Air France aircraft at Madrid's airport and activated emergency health procedures after a passenger reported Ebola-like symptoms of a fever and shivers, officials confirmed. A Spanish health ministry spokeswoman said that they were treating the incident as a suspected case of Ebola. The passenger jet arrived at Madrid's Barajas international airport from Paris before being taken to a special area of the airport compound with the passengers still on board, according to a Spanish Airport Authority spokeswoman. The Europa Press news agency said that there were 183 passengers on board the plane. A health ministry...
  • Plane Isolated In Madrid Over Ebola Fears

    10/16/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Sky News
    An Air France plane has been isolated at an airport in Madrid after a patient was reported to have a fever and shivers. The situation is being treated as a suspected case of ebola, a health ministry official was quoted as saying.
  • Air France suspends Sierra Leone flights over Ebola

    08/27/2014 10:00:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Yahoo News/AFP ^ | 8-27-2014 | AFP
    Air France said it was suspending its flights to Sierra Leone from Thursday because of an Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 1,400 people in West Africa. The French flag carrier announced the "temporary suspension" of its flight to Freetown that it runs three times a week but insisted it would continue to serve Guinea and Nigeria, other Ebola-hit countries. Wednesday's announcement followed advice from the French government to stop flights to Sierra Leone's capital Freetown given "the way the epidemic has evolved and the condition of the health systems".