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Sama Start First International Service  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Saudi independant LCC have started daily charter flights to Abu Dhabi from Dammam and Riyadh.

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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1802 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2359 times:



Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
Saudi independant LCC have started daily charter flights to Abu Dhabi from Dammam and Riyadh.

This is good news. They will also serve DXB shortly.



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

And their first special scheme.

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User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

They have also started DAMMAM-SHARJAH


PPL since 2006
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5073 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

What does the Arabic markings say?

-A.



Live, and let live.
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Great news. Hope it will work for Sama

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 1):
They will also serve DXB shortly.

Will the operation start this year, or early next year???



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2211 times:



Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 4):
What does the Arabic markings say?

-A.

Its the Saudi flag flying.
My Arabic is terrible since university...but please someone correct me if its incorrect.

la eelaha eel allah muhammadun rasool allah
There's no G-d but Allah, and Mohammad is his Messenger


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2205 times:



Quoting Fly2YYZ (Reply 6):
la eelaha eel allah muhammadun rasool allah
There's no G-d but Allah, and Mohammad is his Messenger

Can they really put something like that on a a/c???



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2205 times:



Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 4):
What does the Arabic markings say?

-A.

They've put a stylized version of the Saudi flag on the tail, which says that there is no God but God and Mohammed is his messenger.

I fly to/from/within the Kingdom quite frequently and usually stick with SV - I think they're a fairly good airline and my domestic flights are typically in first, so I have no reason to bother with Sama. But so far haven't heard many good things about them.



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1802 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2199 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
Can they really put something like that on a a/c???


Of course! Its an honor.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Will the operation start this year, or early next year???

I am not really sure, but possibly this year.



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2196 times:



Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
Of course

Okey, I see.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
Its an honor.

Not for everyone. !!!!

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
I am not really sure, but possibly this year.

Okey. I suspect that it will be a daily service???



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 2066 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
Its an honor.

Not for everyone. !!!!

Agree.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
Can they really put something like that on a a/c???


Of course! Its an honor.

In what way?


User currently offlineCF105Arrow From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 2037 times:



Quoting 777way (Reply 11):


Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
Its an honor.

Not for everyone. !!!!

Agree.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
Can they really put something like that on a a/c???


Of course! Its an honor.

In what way?

I would have definitely preferred not to enter into this argument but if I may point out:

It doesn't matter whether it is an honor to everyone or not. It is Saudi airliner and it is an honor to them. They aren't implying that you should have it written on your countries aircrafts they are just happy to find it on theirs.

With regards to in what way: If you find their emblem offensive (even on their country's carriers) then no need even to explain in what way but then I suppose that you find the cross on Air Malta livery and Swiss' offensive also, unless you have double standards.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3915 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 2016 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
Can they really put something like that on a a/c???

Well if FR can put "cable & wireless" and "bye bye baby" on their aircraft, I dont see why not. If EI can put the Shamrock and BA the Union Jack, why cant Sama put their national flag/symbols on the tail of their aircraft.
This special scheme has not been painted to appeal to everyone, but as with all good advertising it is aimed specifically at the Saudi people.
It's not like sama are amking a radicalist statement here. This is the national flag of their country. No one complains about the full Union Jack on the tail of the bmi 332 do they, if they did we would say they were crazy/mad, etc? What right have we to do likewise?

Quoting CF105Arrow (Reply 12):
If you find their emblem offensive (even on their country's carriers) then no need even to explain in what way but then I suppose that you find the cross on Air Malta livery and Swiss' offensive also, unless you have double standards.

To solve all of the worlds problems we should paint all a/c white, with no distinguishing marks whatsoever. Yeup, thats what we'll do. It will work so well, and while we are at it lets dress everyone the same, and speak the smae language and make the world a big grey westernised 'paradise' Sounds fun!

Were all different, from different places, doing different things, going different places, believeing different things. Lets just get on with it shall we, and stop trying to get one over on each other?

Brian.



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User currently offlineCF105Arrow From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1971 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 13):
To solve all of the worlds problems we should paint all a/c white, with no distinguishing marks whatsoever. Yeup, thats what we'll do. It will work so well, and while we are at it lets dress everyone the same, and speak the smae language and make the world a big grey westernised 'paradise' Sounds fun!

Were all different, from different places, doing different things, going different places, believeing different things. Lets just get on with it shall we, and stop trying to get one over on each other?

Brian.

Thanks Brian,

Coulnd't agree more with you.

Cheers


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

I'm Muslim and I know where I'm coming from thats why I did that post that you responded to, so dont tell me whats offensive or not, but nice to see some non-Muslims defending an Islamic country, and Muslim religious scripts/texts.

Quoting CF105Arrow (Reply 12):
If you find their emblem offensive

Simply put its the Saudi flag, it could have been stars and stripes, there is nothing honourable or dishonourable about displaying a flag on an aircraft.

The script despite it holiness is not so sacred or forbidden to use by ordinary people or businesses that you have to seek special permission from some holy school to apply it or use it anywhere, this is the only case that would make it an honourable gesture for the airline to sport it, and besides that no airline of any Muslim country applies any religious scripts to their aircraft if it was an honourable this to do everyone would be doing so because they are not forbidden or restricted from this.

I do feel that this is very secular and a bit disrespectful to the script but then even the Saudi's have to show a soft image to the world, then again many Saudi sports fans wave this very flag at events in a manner that borders on sacrilege.

If this si such an honour where and how honourably is this paint going to be stripped and disposed off when the aircaft needs to go to the original corporate scheme? you are not supposed to discard it just anyway or anywhere, I wonder what Saudia do with their flag when repainting.

Muslims are a confused lot these days.


User currently offlineCF105Arrow From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1877 times:



Quoting 777way (Reply 15):
I wonder what Saudia do with their flag when repainting.

I have no idea but I guess they could burn the scraping remains (not very ecological) or kind of shred it (same as they do to papers with religious wordings on it)  scratchchin 


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

In Islam you are not allowed to shred or burn religious texts, and that paint on the aircraft has turned sacred for having been used to write the holy script.

By the way Saudi flag is desecrated almost daily when its printed in newspapers etc. and those are discarded in waste or used elsewhere, I think they need to get a new flag.


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