Qatar Airways CEO calls U.S. flight attendants ‘grandmothers,’ riling unions and prompting Delta response
A remark by Qatar Airways’ CEO referring to U.S. airline flight attendants as
“grandmothers” has sparked an outcry by airline unions.
Qatar Airways flies nonstop from Doha to Atlanta. Its CEO Akbar Al Baker is known for known for his aggressive approach to competition and occasionally biting remarks.
At a gala at an InterContinental hotel in Dublin, Ireland last week to celebrate Qatar Airways’ launch of its Dublin-Doha route, Al Baker told the audience that …