Virgin Atlantic decided to do away with its gender-neutral uniform policy on Qatar-bound flights.
Virgin Atlantic said, “the crew working on the flight from Birmingham Airport to the World Cup on Tuesday were required to wear uniforms based on their gender due to a risk-assessment by the carrier.”
For flights bound elsewhere, the lax uniform policy applies.
Qatar government criminalizes same-sex relations, and it doesn’t allow people in Qatar to advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Virgin Atlantic said, “as part of our policy, we complete a risk assessment on all countries we fly to, considering laws and attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community and expressions of identity on a case by case basis.”
“Following a risk assessment, it was recommended the policy was not applied on today’s charter flight to ensure the safety of our people.”