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UA- DXB Frequency Change For September?  
User currently offlineacalikk From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 13 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

new member and first post but long time reader.

UA976/UA977 IAD-DXB-IAD frequency change in Sep 2nd -Sep 12 5x a week.. and i was told it was because of Ramadan..? anyone know what ramadan has anything to do with UA's freqency??

http://www.uatimetable.com/United.pd...?linkTitle=Worldwide+timetable+PDF

Ua time table also shows that...? thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1818 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Quoting acalikk (Thread starter):
UA976/UA977 IAD-DXB-IAD frequency change in Sep 2nd -Sep 12 5x a week.. and i was told it was because of Ramadan..? anyone know what ramadan has anything to do with UA's freqency??

Ramadan is pretty known to be the really low season in travel in the Muslim world. QR even decreases a few of the multi-daily Arabian Gulf shuttles.



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User currently offlineelmothehobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

Quoting acalikk (Thread starter):
and i was told it was because of Ramadan..? anyone know what ramadan has anything to do with UA's freqency??

Because halfway through Ramadan people get tired and hungry, and the last thing they'd want to do is sit in the back of a plane for a 15 hour flight  

It's twofold: Some Muslims curtail non-essential travel during Ramadan, it is also a turn off for (non-Muslim) tourists, because in most of the Muslim world many of the shops, restaurants and many other attractions are closed throughout the day and do not open until after the iftar (which is more less after dusk).


User currently offlineacalikk From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Quoting elmothehobo (Reply 2):

i can understand the shops and restaurants being closed can lower interest for travel.. but Islam lets you break your fasting during travel....


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25166 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Having lived and worked in the region during period of Ramadan business travel drops as many businesses have reduced hours.
There is travel associated with Ramadan but it typically at the end for Eid when people go off for a few days with families and things a very quiet business wise and in many countries these days are also public holiday, where schools and government offices are close for the entire period of the celebrations.

Simply put, Ramadan is a period that much social and business activity takes a back seat and this affects travel demand.



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User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1672 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting acalikk (Reply 3):
i can understand the shops and restaurants being closed can lower interest for travel.. but Islam lets you break your fasting during travel....

True. But most Muslims prefer to spend Ramadan at home, rather then spending it on holiday. Over the next few years, as Ramadan comes during summer, a lot of the leisure-heavy routes from the Gulf (to LON, BEY, CAI, CDG) will be affected, as fewer people would choose to travel abroad during that time.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2703 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Quoting acalikk (Thread starter):
new member and first post but long time reader.

Welcome to A-Net...


User currently offlineacalikk From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 6):
Welcome to A-Net...


thanks...


User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Quoting acalikk (Reply 3):
but Islam lets you break your fasting during travel....

Isn't that only for "essential" travel?

AA1818



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User currently offlinevincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 8):
Quoting acalikk (Reply 3):
but Islam lets you break your fasting during travel....

Isn't that only for "essential" travel?

AA1818

and don't you have to make up those travel days missed as well?


User currently offlineacalikk From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 8):
Isn't that only for "essential" travel?

no restrictions on that... if you're traveling you don't have to fast...

Quoting vincewy (Reply 9):
and don't you have to make up those travel days missed as well?

yes indeed.... if you break it you do have to make it up...


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