Iranian Women in the Air:

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In the March 2010 issue of

Airways: A Global Review of Commercial Flight

Sebastian Schmitz discusses the dynamic role of Iranian female flight attendants in "Lifting the Veil on IranAir FAs." Since the Islamic Revolution, when only men were hired by the national carrier, the female FA workforce has grown to 40%. IranAir offers a unique advantage for Iranian women looking to start a career. Despite numerous embargoes, the women have more freedom than most to travel outside the country, earn a consistent independent income and grow in rank and authority.