Airlines struggle to manage gender equality, after years of male dominated operations and attitudes, that shaped everything down to and including the weight of a stewardess.
Women in business, politics and educational fields have led countries, made astounding discoveries and managed global conglomerates.
Yet the fossilised misogyny of Qatar’s CEO Al Baker makes you wonder if airlines will ever improve.
There are remarkably few women in CEO positions – with Carolyn McCall’s departure from easyJet last year I can’t now think of one. But to say that it was too tough for a woman? That’s ridiculous and frankly stupid. The only thing that would make it hard for a woman in Qatar is the male dominated and biased society, that would set out to make sure her life was difficult.