Lunchbox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 30 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
The only nonstops from the United States to the middle eastern region on a U.S.-based airline that I am aware of are CO's flights to Dubai and Tel Aviv from EWR. Are there others? And is it true that a couple U.S.-carriers are interested in initiating operations to Baghdad?
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1640 times:
I would like to know what CO flights go to Dubai or anywhere near it, let alone nonstop. Maybe you are refering to Malaysian Airlines flight from EWR-DXB. Emirates is set to start JFK-DXB this year with the A345's.....Kuwait Airways has been doing JFK-KWI for sometime now.Saudi also flies nonstop to Jidda from the eastcoast....Delta airlines flew to Dubai for a short time via Cairo.Further west,Royal Jordanian does JFK-AMM
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
To my knowledge there are NO US-based airlines serving Mideast countries other than Israel, except as a codeshare with a non-US airline. TWA used to serve Cairo and Riyadh, and Delta supposedly briefly served Cairo and Dubai, but both of these services are long gone. As a practical matter, I think it will be along time before you see this type of service again, as European and even Mideast carriers offer ample service direct or connecting through a European hub. Israel is of course a special situation as it receives alot of money from the US and many Americans are also Israeli citizens.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31121 posts, RR: 74 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
Continental's service to Tel Aviv is the only US carrier service to the Middle East. Before 9.11, TWA flew to Cairo and Riyadah, and Delta flew to Cairo, Dubai, and Tel Aviv. Between the US and the Middle East, the following carriers provide service:
Continental Airlines to Tel Aviv (from Newark).
Egyptair to New York City/JFK.
El Al Israel Airlines to Chicago/O'Hare, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City/JFK,
Malaysian Airlines to Newark (to/from Dubai en route to Kuala Lumpor).
Royal Jordanian to Chicago/O'Hare, Detroit, and New York City/JFK.
Saudi Arabian Airlines to New York City/JFK and Washington/Dulles.
I might be leaving something out, but I think the list is complete.
Akjetblue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
Didn't EK flt to IAH for a bit with AB340? Also, wouldnt the MH flight be quicker to KUL if it flew the polar route? Why do they transit DXB? Also, are they exercising cabotage on the route, or is DXB strictly for techops?
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1305 times:
AK- It was GF (Gulf Air) and they served both IAH and JFK as recently as 1997 I believe. I understand they will be coming back to JFK as they have apparently won a UN contract to operate between JFK, GVA, and BAH.
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1294 times:
AK- I don't know if it was the same flight or two different ones, but I do know that the JFK-BAH flight was originally supposed to be nonstop but eventually went via LCA, not sure if it was for fuel or what. The new service will be via GVA. I miss the GF "I Dream of Jeannie" girls here...
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5821 posts, RR: 23 Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1131 times:
I can not release my source, but EK will be operating Dubai-New York(JFK) in 2004. I know you will all take this with a grain of salt till its announced, but for those who'd like to believe me, Its happening! Seen the schedule!
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