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United Says Emirates Testing Trump w/ Newark-Athens, $25M-$30M Loss Annually on Route

Earlier this week, United President Scott Kirby said that the new Emirates Newark – Athens flight which begins tomorrow will lose $25 – $30 million annually. He also thinks that the flight, which was announced just three days after Trump took office, is a test of the new administration: “It feels like a test of the…

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Emirates Refreshes the A380 Onboard Bar

Emirates A380 Onboard Bar Refresh. Source: Emirates

The real estate available on the Airbus A380 has enabled airlines to do something pretty different and amazing. Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to receive the aircraft, and had a new Suites cabin available only on the A380. Korean Air has a “shopping” area where they display duty free items. But by far the most…

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Delta/UA/AA Issue Statement on Emirates Newark-Athens Flight – “Flagrant Violation, Trump Assistance”

In a surprise news release last Monday, Emirates announced year-round daily non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Athens (ATH) effective March 12th. Well, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies (the lobby group representing all of the big US 3…but very Delta centric) has issued a response: “By flagrantly violating its Open Skies agreement with the…

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Surprise! Emirates Launching Newark – Athens Daily Year-Round Service. Pricing Beats DL & UA

It was quite the surprise when I woke up to an email from Emirates this morning announcing their new year-round daily New York Newark – Athens flight beginning March 12th. Delta and United both already offer seasonal service from the New York area. Delta’s 2017 flights launch from JFK on April 20th, while United’s Newark service…

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Emirates Does the Mannequin Challenge with the A380

The mannequin challenge, a viral video that started some time in October, is becoming an internet sensation. The videos usually consist of a group of people frozen in action, like mannequins, with the camera panning around everybody. Many airlines are participating in the Mannequin Challenge, and Emirates is the latest one to do so. But instead of involving…

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Emirates is Codesharing a Bus Service Between Seattle and Vancouver?!

Vancouver is one of the major North American gateways that Emirates Airlines does not offer direct flights to/from Dubai. As a result, passengers originating from or completing their journeys in Vancouver rely mostly on connecting services. According to RoutesOnline, Emirates appears to now be codesharing with Quick Shuttle for bus services between Vancouver and Seattle.…

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