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by Emirates Skies
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle To Fly Oslo-Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 6734

RE: Norwegian Air Shuttle To Fly Oslo-Malta

This is great news! From where will SAS start their regular flights to Malta? <acronym title="Stockholm - Arlanda (ARN / ESSA), Sweden">ARN</acronym> will be a definite success given the rather large number of Swedes living on Malta. Although <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> starts <a...

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by Emirates Skies
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ: Safe Bet Or A Gamble?
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

RE: AZ: Safe Bet Or A Gamble?

Am I the only one who finds these <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> threads very very amusing to read? I do not think <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> will be around by Christmas time. Having said that, the fare seems very cheap, esp. for J-class and I'd go along and risk ...

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Seeks Guarantee From Boeing For 787-10
Replies: 130
Views: 17806

RE: EK Seeks Guarantee From Boeing For 787-10

Given that Dubai Airport (owned by the Dubai government, which also owns EK) has bought a 5% stake in EADS, there's another benefit to giving this order to Airbus.

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adelaide Airport Expansion!
Replies: 19
Views: 3551

RE: Adelaide Airport Expansion!

A long time ago (about 2 years back), rumour had it that Emirates was looking at a <b>Dubai > Kuala Lumpur > Adelaide</b> service. However, at present, the new Emirates services into Australia seem to be a <u>daily nonstop 77W service to <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australi...

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Seeks Guarantee From Boeing For 787-10
Replies: 130
Views: 17806

RE: EK Seeks Guarantee From Boeing For 787-10

Rumour has it that EK want to replace all of their A332s, A343s, and A345s with the A350 or the 787. I hope Boeing gets this one.

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by Emirates Skies
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.
Replies: 233
Views: 40973

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

If the 777 is anything to go by, the 787 is going to be the BEST aircraft around for quite some time!

Forever new frontiers!

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Microwaves On Planes?
Replies: 10
Views: 16611

RE: Microwaves On Planes?

Emirates have them on the A340-500 (in J & F), and on the B777-300ULR

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by Emirates Skies
Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia Seeking More Gulf Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 3164

RE: Australia Seeking More Gulf Flights

If <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <b>really</b> wanted to take on Emirates and the rest of the competition, Qantas would have had enough 787s or 77Ws on order to operate Oz-Dubai nonstops (from <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acron...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jan. 19, Nationwide Strike By Alitalia, Again!
Replies: 14
Views: 2761

RE: Jan. 19, Nationwide Strike By Alitalia, Again!

I read a rumour somewhere that Merdiana (IG), the third Italian airline after <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> and <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> is also due to be disrupted by a strike of its staff on January the 19th. Heck... with all these strikes, why don't they get ...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To BCN Confirmed
Replies: 39
Views: 6276

RE: EK To BCN Confirmed

What's the use of joining an alliance when Emirates can go it alone in flying colours?

I hope Emirates doesn't join any alliance any time soon, especially until the present scenario does not experience some dramatic change.

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by Emirates Skies
Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To BCN Confirmed
Replies: 39
Views: 6276

RE: EK To BCN Confirmed

Emirates has been flying to Malta since March 1998. 1998 is definitely more than 2 years ago. (Almost 9 years ago now). The number of Spanish and Latin American cabin crew members at Emirates is far larger than some people think or are making it out to be on this thread. While I hope to see Emirates...

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by Emirates Skies
Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour EK To Start GRU Via BCN + ADL Via MEL/PER
Replies: 30
Views: 7817

RE: Rumour EK To Start GRU Via BCN + ADL Via MEL/PER

Here in Dubai, I've heard rumours about Emirates starting nonstop flights from Dubai to Sao Paolo (Brazil) and to Spain (initially Barcelona was mentioned, then Madrid, and lately, Barcelona was mentioned once again as being the preferred point), but Emirates on the Dubai-Barcelona-Sao Paolo run is ...

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by Emirates Skies
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Summer 2007 News?
Replies: 15
Views: 4726

RE: AMS Summer 2007 News?

Maybe KLM lobbying <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> against <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, and blocking <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> out of <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM),...

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Shanghai Based Crew Wages
Replies: 62
Views: 4267

RE: NZ Shanghai Based Crew Wages

I admit I was wrong: different airlines seem to have very different nightstop allowances. In that case, if the pay is not that high for these <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym>-based crew, at least, it is compensated through very generous allowances. &...

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by Emirates Skies
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Shanghai Based Crew Wages
Replies: 62
Views: 4267

RE: NZ Shanghai Based Crew Wages

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Shanghai Based Crew Wages
Replies: 62
Views: 4267

RE: NZ Shanghai Based Crew Wages

Someone mentioned that a big part of flight crew pay is made up of allowances. WHAT <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> EARTH WERE YOU THINKING???!!! HUH??!! ...WERE YOU THINKING THAT FLIGHT CREW SHOULD NOW TAKE THEIR OWN FOOD <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> WORK <acr...

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Rev Fees For Your Airline
Replies: 45
Views: 12216

RE: Non-Rev Fees For Your Airline

Emirates makes $hit loads of money from staff travelling on standby... that's the crux of the problem IMHO, as once they get on, the staff then expect the earth and the skies (way too much).

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by Emirates Skies
Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Rev Fees For Your Airline
Replies: 45
Views: 12216

RE: Non-Rev Fees For Your Airline

Oh... and most European airlines give us jumpseats if there are no cabin seats available.

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by Emirates Skies
Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Rev Fees For Your Airline
Replies: 45
Views: 12216

RE: Non-Rev Fees For Your Airline

Wow! I am really happy for you, the US lot on the forum, as in my view, your concessions are really terrific. At Emirates, we have a similar system to the one at <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> (fare matrix according to distance travelled), plus taxes, airport fees, fuel surcharges, an...

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by Emirates Skies
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Loads From DXB-NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 2601

RE: EK Loads From DXB-NYC

I don't know about <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-NYC flights, but London-Dubai flights are known to be jam packed for days on end in all classes on all airlines, Virgin and <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</a...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK-split In Italy, One More A332 In Favour Of Nice
Replies: 17
Views: 5273

RE: EK-split In Italy, One More A332 In Favour Of Nice

EK does not have 5th freedom rights to carry passengers between Rome and Nice. Most passengers on this flight come from <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym>. Flying the route in a triangular fashion, that is, <acronym title="Dubai - International (D...

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by Emirates Skies
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI - Goodbye To MAD
Replies: 30
Views: 6237

RE: BMI - Goodbye To MAD

Have <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> or <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> increased capacity and/or frequency since <acronym title="British Midland">BD</acronym> reduced the flight to once daily? Do they plan to do so once <acronym title="British Midland">BD</acronym> leaves...

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by Emirates Skies
Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Operations Worldwide
Replies: 30
Views: 3432

RE: QF Operations Worldwide

Does Qantas fly to Paris? If not, I think that's one likely route for Jet* International. I would also love to see Jet* International in Dubai. What are the chances of any of these happening?

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by Emirates Skies
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Helios, Hello Ajet
Replies: 21
Views: 3956

RE: Goodbye Helios, Hello Ajet

Does this mean no more Helios/ajet scheduled flights into LHR and whatever additional points in the UK they serve from LCA/PFO?

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by Emirates Skies
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Operations Worldwide
Replies: 30
Views: 3432

RE: QF Operations Worldwide

Will Jet* International fly to <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> and <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym>? Anyone has any ...

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by Emirates Skies
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Upgrades IST To 773
Replies: 31
Views: 4459

RE: EK Upgrades IST To 773

I wish <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> started a new <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym> flight arriving at about 6am, or 12noon at the ...

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways New Livery!
Replies: 43
Views: 17698

RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

I do not like the old <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> livery. I find the new one much better, although, for me, it's cheap to put "Qatar" in bold. "Qatari" or "Qatar Air" would have been much better in my opinion. It's as if it's a government aircraft or a logo plane raising awareness of...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB To Cancel More BCN Flights
Replies: 46
Views: 7018

RE: IB To Cancel More BCN Flights

Anyone knows if Spanair may be interested in taking over some of the routes such as BCN-Italy? Thanks.

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by Emirates Skies
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB To Cancel More BCN Flights
Replies: 46
Views: 7018

RE: IB To Cancel More BCN Flights

That means that <acronym title="Barcelona (- El Prat) (BCN / LEBL), Spain">BCN</acronym>-Italy and <acronym title="Barcelona (- El Prat) (BCN / LEBL), Spain">BCN</acronym>-Athens will also get the axe. That's very bad, especially since <acronym title="Olympic Airways (Greece)">OA</acronym> does not ...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big LH Long Range Order To Be Announced In March
Replies: 79
Views: 18398

RE: Big LH Long Range Order To Be Announced In March

I see this one going for Airbus rather than Boeing for the reason that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> seem to be going for an all-Airbus fleet. Slightly off-topic, but do you think that Condor may need to replace its B767s in the medium-term? Do you think that Condor might take up...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Enters In To Codeshare With Taca
Replies: 22
Views: 5475

RE: United Enters In To Codeshare With Taca

I have a question: Through which <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> hub can <acronym title="Taca (El Salvador)">TA</acronym> feed pax to USA destinations it does not serve with its own metal? My understanding is that, Miami is no longer a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</a...

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by Emirates Skies
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Expansion Plans
Replies: 47
Views: 11036

RE: Emirates Expansion Plans

Rumour has it that Emirates will fly the 77W to IAH via MAN, leaving Dubai during the 0230-0300 connections bank.

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by Emirates Skies
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Expansion Plans
Replies: 47
Views: 11036

RE: Emirates Expansion Plans

My money is on IAH as the next US city to be served by Emirates.

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

The press release is also available on the Lufthansa website here.

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

And Air One codes on Air Malta's flights to Italy!  biggrin 

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Also on my wish list: * <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym> going daily (at least for the summer season), in codeshare with <acronym title="Crossair (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> * <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</...

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

I see the <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> code on Air Malta's flights to Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, and maybe Cologne too, come October and the winter schedule, as well as the <acronym title="Air Malta">KM</acronym> code on Lufthansa's daily flight to <acronym ...

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Just read on Air Malta's website that <acronym title="Air Malta">KM</acronym> is teaming up with Lufthansa. I am very <b>very</b> happy about this as I believe that this development offers excellent prospects for <acronym title="Air Malta">KM</acronym>, in addition to a more secure future. I also th...

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BritishJet To Add New Malta-UK Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 4495

BritishJet To Add New Malta-UK Routes

British Jet, which calls itself Malta's low-cost airline, will next week restart its operations to Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford with a weekly flight to each airport. Robby Borg, owner and chief executive officer, said yesterday the company was currently operating to Gatwic...

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crazy Routings?
Replies: 33
Views: 2926

RE: Crazy Routings?

I met this Scottish bloke who did <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> (on <acro...

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Puntuality And Reliability - Your Flights
Replies: 21
Views: 7048

RE: Puntuality And Reliability - Your Flights

We got no meal vouchers from KLM; accommodation was room-only in a cheap hotel in downtown AMS.

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Puntuality And Reliability - Your Flights
Replies: 21
Views: 7048

RE: Puntuality And Reliability - Your Flights

1) KLM from <acronym title="Guatemala - La Aurora (GUA / MGGT), Guatemala">GUA</acronym> to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> (via <acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym>)... 24-hour delay ...

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by Emirates Skies
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying J/C IB BCN-ATH & OA ATH-DXB? What 2 Expect?
Replies: 1
Views: 2237

Flying J/C IB BCN-ATH & OA ATH-DXB? What 2 Expect?

Hello everyone! I'm flying Iberia J/C from <acronym title="Barcelona (- El Prat) (BCN / LEBL), Spain">BCN</acronym> to <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym>, and Olympic Airline...

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air's New Strategy Next Month
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

RE: Gulf Air's New Strategy Next Month

I think it will be easier for them now, having just 2 instead of 3 hubs to serve... and 2 governments to satisfy instead of 3.

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by Emirates Skies
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air's New Strategy Next Month
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

RE: Gulf Air's New Strategy Next Month

Am I the only one who thinks that the AUH pull out of <acronym title="Gulf Air (Bahrain/UAE/Oman/Qatar)">GF</acronym> will potentially consolidate this airline in focusing on <acronym title="Bahrain (Manama) - International (Muharraq) (BAH / OBBI), Bahrain">BAH</acronym> & MCT? The only successful E...

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by Emirates Skies
Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Will Start Flights To Doha
Replies: 9
Views: 4507

RE: Lufthansa Will Start Flights To Doha

Will <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> reinstate the <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acron...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue May 24, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Israel-Tunisia Direct Flight!
Replies: 15
Views: 3372

RE: First Israel-Tunisia Direct Flight!

There was a very important event in Dubai in 2003, I forgot what it was exactly, but that was the only time when Israeli passport holders were allowed into Dubai... and they were VIPs. It is a fact that as things stand to this very day, you will be refused entry into the UAE if you have an Israeli s...

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by Emirates Skies
Tue May 24, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Israel-Tunisia Direct Flight!
Replies: 15
Views: 3372

RE: First Israel-Tunisia Direct Flight!

Given that if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport, you'll be refused entry into the UAE, unfortunately I do not see an <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Tel Aviv...

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by Emirates Skies
Mon May 23, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia To Dubai? Will It Ever?
Replies: 24
Views: 7269

RE: Iberia To Dubai? Will It Ever?

I love winters in Dubai... just when all Europe is in freezing mode. In summer, a lot of people transit via Dubai to Asia/Oz/NZ, or in the opposite direction to Africa and Europe. Iberia could help people in their annual summer exodus out of Dubai to Spain, Western Europe and the Americas with some ...

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by Emirates Skies
Sun May 22, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia To Dubai? Will It Ever?
Replies: 24
Views: 7269

RE: Iberia To Dubai? Will It Ever?

With all respect due to those commenting that the loads on <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>'s flights to <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> could be better, I agree in that they could be better on some days. However, bear in mind that...

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