Ahhh… We booked our flights to Paris with Saudi Airlines because they were cheap. Singapore – Riyadh – Paris for Rp. 3,200,000! So cheap, yet there are some drawbacks if you are a woman and you like to wear dresses or shorts. 🙂 Basically, you must cover up your whole body (except your head) if you’re a woman flying on Saudi Airlines regardless of your religion!
So don’t dress like this if you want to fly with Saudi Airlines! If you already wear a jilbab, no problem for you!
The other thing we had a problem with was the Schengen Visa. The Saudi system said that the visa needed to be a class C visa and we had a class D. What does that mean? Basically, one means a visa which was applied for from the country of your immediate destination and the other means a visa from a country which is not… sounds weird to us, but after about 15 minutes of making us feel like we weren’t going to be boarding the plane, they finally issued our boarding passes!
So here were are in the boarding lounge waiting for our flight to Paris via Riyadh. Woo!