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UA To DOH Via Dubai  
User currently offlinecontrails67 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

I must have missed it, but I was reading that UA was going to start flying to DOH via DXB from IAD.

However, since QR already flies at IAD to DOH and with EK set to increase the frequency between DXB and DOH, isn't this a money losing proposition? In addition, with EY set to fly from IAD also, I'm sure the competion will only increase. I'm not sure how much UA can siphon off the travelers between DXB and DOH, let alone have flyers who would want to fly all the way to DOH via DXB when they have other options.


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Contrails67

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16854 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

US Government contracts have to fly US carriers, $$$ for UA on these routes.


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User currently offlineRDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
US Government contracts have to fly US carriers, $$$ for UA on these routes.

To provide more color for people: many (if not all?) US gov employees are required to fly on a US carrier whenever the option exists. So they will immediately capture all of that traffic day 1.


User currently offlineSplitterz From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Well its a tag-on route so It probably is mostly customers connecting on UA from the U.S.? Its kinda like its tag-on routes on the other side of the globe it seems.

User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
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This was already discussed at length in December. I found the thread by using the search function.

United Announces Doha Qatar Service (by LAXintl Dec 8 2011 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=5328195&searchid=5330755&s=united+to+Doha#ID5330755


User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

It will probably attract enough margina traffic to make it worthwhile.

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 2):
US gov employees are required to fly on a US carrier whenever the option

Except these days, US gov employees can fly on, let's say, Air France for an entire trip and still be compliant with US government travel requirements. As long as the ticket is booked through Delta, etc....


User currently offlineRDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 5):
Except these days, US gov employees can fly on, let's say, Air France for an entire trip and still be compliant with US government travel requirements. As long as the ticket is booked through Delta, etc....

Yeah, good point.


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