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GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:24 pm

For the first time since the blockade, GF would be flying charter flights to Doha to ferry 1,500 fans for the Gulf Cup Final. But wait here's the twist, they wont be flying direct to Doha due to the blockade policy, hence all the flights will take a long detour to Kuwait before proceeding into Doha. Sounds funny and illogical right?

Source Link: https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 73504?s=19
 
Blerg
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:50 pm

Nothing should surprises us anymore. After all GF removed the maroon colour from their retro livery because it symbolizes Qatar.
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:00 pm

"For the 1,500 fans, the 80 nautical mile trip becomes a 532 nautical mile trip."
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:57 pm

Spiderguy252 wrote:
"For the 1,500 fans, the 80 nautical mile trip becomes a 532 nautical mile trip."

They will have time for a proper meal on air
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:15 pm

Insane and wasteful.
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:33 pm

Where's the climate change mob for this?

Ridiculous waste of fuel and time.
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:49 pm

wait a minute how do we know he's not throwing in turds in fans? his claims sound incredibly fishy
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:12 am

Planes aren’t landing in Kuwait. They are flying north then turning back down to Doha. Weird routing and it’s happening as I type
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:46 am

I was in BAH tonight and saw all the GF-flights to KWI mentioned on the monitors in the terminal. Was already wondering why there would be six flights to KWI in a 30-minute timeframe.
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:13 am

Look at the idiocy here.

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#OnlyInTheGulf (pun intended)
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:10 am

What’s going to happen come the Fifa World Cup?
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:31 am

So it would appear that the flights are being dispatched to KWI and then being re-dispatched once they have entered Kuwaiti airspace. While rediculous that this has to happen, whoever it was at GF who figured out that this was a workable solution deserves their salary!
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:04 am

Blerg wrote:
Nothing should surprises us anymore. After all GF removed the maroon colour from their retro livery because it symbolizes Qatar.

I commented on their Facebook post about the removal of the Qatar colour from their livery. Just like the colour, my post was also deleted haha.
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:25 am

myki wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Nothing should surprises us anymore. After all GF removed the maroon colour from their retro livery because it symbolizes Qatar.

I commented on their Facebook post about the removal of the Qatar colour from their livery. Just like the colour, my post was also deleted haha.


Hahaha hilarious ... and sad. :D
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:44 am

Blerg wrote:
Nothing should surprises us anymore. After all GF removed the maroon colour from their retro livery because it symbolizes Qatar.


So childish.
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:48 pm

This has every thing to do with SAUDI ! Depart Manama hard north toward Kuwait Airspace about turn and fly down the central uncontrolled corridor back towards Qatar and clear of Saudi and Iranian airspace .

A political dog leg similar to that on flights between Taiwan and mainland China routing via Hong Kong or Cypriot registered planes routing towards Thessaloniki to avoid Turkish airspace when flying to Russia .
Oh and Gibraltar flights officially leaving Spanish airspace towards Africa before turning right

There are a number of these seemingly odd ball routings round the globe

The world is funny place at times
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:47 pm

for someone who had been to these countries, yes they can be that ridiculous!!! alcohol is "haram" (sinful) but if the FA serves booze inside a coffee cup, OK!!!!!
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:54 pm

This is absurd.
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:37 pm

SueD wrote:
This has every thing to do with SAUDI ! Depart Manama hard north toward Kuwait Airspace about turn and fly down the central uncontrolled corridor back towards Qatar and clear of Saudi and Iranian airspace .

A political dog leg similar to that on flights between Taiwan and mainland China routing via Hong Kong or Cypriot registered planes routing towards Thessaloniki to avoid Turkish airspace when flying to Russia .
Oh and Gibraltar flights officially leaving Spanish airspace towards Africa before turning right

There are a number of these seemingly odd ball routings round the globe

The world is funny place at times


Just a small correction, I suppose you mean Cypriot registered aircraft being routed towards Rhodes, not Thessaloniki. If they flew straight towards Thessaloniki it would take them straight over Turkey which is a big no-no according to Ankara.
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:29 am

They should have just used their fleet of luxury yachts to get there.....
 
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Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:51 am

bhxalex wrote:
Where's the climate change mob for this?

Ridiculous waste of fuel and time.

And they would be completly right to protest against this incedibily stuipid flight
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