flyenthu
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Is US-DXB Safe?

Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:06 am

Hi,

EK flights to and from the US fly over Iraq. Is that safe considering what happened to the Ukranian flight? I have to fly to India in May and EK is super convenient from IAH but need some input on this as I am wondering about the safety.

Thanks,

F/E
 
Avgeek21
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:19 am

Yes. Remember that every intel agency and satellite is pointed in that geo area. They (Iran & Iraq) can not afford another aviation related mistake. I would actually say it's actually very safe.
 
debonair
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:16 am

On January 29th 2020 the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) lifted the ban for overflights of Iraq, as long as the flights are operating in two specific air corridors:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... -airspace/
 
FriscoHeavy
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:13 pm

I'll report back and let you know if we are still alive :).

Hopping on DFW-DOH tonight -
Whatever
 
Rossiya747
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:34 am

yes
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Fuling
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:37 am

Even if you chose not to fly EK or ME3 (overflying Iraq), the EU carriers will over fly Afghanistan. Neither Iraq or Afghanistan are dangerous, so take your pick.
 
flyenthu
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:22 pm

FriscoHeavy wrote:
I'll report back and let you know if we are still alive :).

Hopping on DFW-DOH tonight -


How was it on QR?
 
flyenthu
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:24 pm

debonair wrote:
On January 29th 2020 the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) lifted the ban for overflights of Iraq, as long as the flights are operating in two specific air corridors:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... -airspace/


lhr-dxb is still routing through Saudi Arabia though.
 
FriscoHeavy
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Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:19 am

flyenthu wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
I'll report back and let you know if we are still alive :).

Hopping on DFW-DOH tonight -


How was it on QR?


I’m still alive :)

We made it to Cape Town in one piece. Wonderful flight experience in QR Business Class.
Whatever

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