All-Female Airline Crew Makes History With Round-The-World Trip

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All-Female Airline Crew Makes History With Round-The-World Trip

Air India made history on Friday for a very special reason. The airline's Flight AI 174 was the first to fly around the world with a female-only crew, CNN reports.

To mark the upcoming International Women's Day, the crew flew from New Delhi, India to San Francisco, CA last Monday, travelled over the Pacific Ocean then flew over the Atlantic back to touch back down in New Delhi on Friday.

Air India noted in a Facebook statement that every aspect of this flight was operated by women from 8 departments including "cockpit crew, cabin crew, check-In staff, doctor, customer care Staff, ATC and the entire ground handling from operator to technician, engineer and flight dispatcher and trimmer." This was also the first time a line of operation safety audit was carried out by a woman in an around the world trip.

The company submitted an application to Guinness World Records for this historical achievement.

If anyone ever had doubts about what women are capable of, this is just another proof that we can do anything!

[Source: CNN/Air India Facebook]

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