Saudi Airlines to offer in-flight religious police service
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s national carrier this morning confirmed that it will be offering the ‘most sin-free service in the sky’ – with the introduction of religious police as a free in-flight service on international flights.
The move follows UAE airlines Etihad, which earlier in the week announced it was launching in-flight nannies, and Emirates, which in May revealed plans for shisha lounges on its A380s.
“We want our customers to have the full Saudi experience from the second they board our planes,” Saudi Arabian Airlines said in a statement. “And nothing says Saudi more than the constant fear of arrest.”
Each flight, in and out of the country, will come with “a minimum of two officers from the notorious Mutawa” to help enforce strict Sharia law as defined by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
“From preventing unaccompanied women from sitting within 50 metres of a man to ensuring passengers don’t watch anything but Quranic verses on the inflight entertainment system, our enforcers will be clamping down on every possible sin through the duration of the flight,” the airline added.
“And in the unlikely event of landing on water, they’ll be asking each passenger some tough questions before handing over the life vests!” he added.