redngold
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Fear Of War Prompts Many Cancellations

Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:01 pm

Sor far, the following are cancelling (some) flights to the Middle East, based on demand, security, potential for war, or a combination thereof:

British Airways
Bulgarian
Egyptair
EL AL (flights from Tel Aviv)
Middle East Airlines
Swiss International Airlines
TAROM Romanian
Thai Airways

Yahoo!/AP article:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030318/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_airlines_6
Up, up and away!
 
JBLUA320
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RE: Fear Of War Prompts Many Cancellations

Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:08 pm

I got a good laugh when I saw that Middle East Airlines was cancelling flights to the Middle East.

Hehe.... I guess in these uncertain times, the phrase "Survival of the fittest" really comes into mind. Airlines like B6 and WN keep adding routes, while other airlines sell their crown jewel Pacific routes.

Interesting world we live in... Interesting world.

JBLU
 
ndege
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RE: Fear Of War Prompts Many Cancellations

Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:10 pm

That's ok, USAF and USN are increasing flights into the area... :-(

BL