In honor of International Women's Day, Ethiopian Airlines operated a flight this morning from Addis Ababa to Oslo with a flight crew, airport operations, flight dispatch, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety, catering, and air-traffic control provided entirely by women, according to the airline's Facebook page.
Had we not missed the "last and final" call for this flight, the full Signal team would have been on board with our tray tables locked and our bags securely stowed in the overhead compartment. Not that this flight was a first. In the past, Ethiopian Airlines has offered flights with all-women crews to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, and Buenos Aires. Air India and British Airways have operated all-female flights, as well.