Category Archives for Qatar.

American CEO “Not Happy” with Qatar Airways Investment, Calls It “Strange”, Plans to Continue Claim Against Gulf Carriers

Interesting, probably not the reaction that Qatar Airways was expecting. Seeking Alpha reports that Doug Parker, American CEO is “not happy” about a potential investment from Qatar Airways and thinks it’s “puzzling and strange.” American says it had not sought the investment and the move would not affect its management or strategic direction; AAL also says it…

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Several Gulf Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

Greetings from Abu Dhabi! As reported by several major news publications, four countries in the Persian Gulf region have cut diplomatic relations with, closed their borders to, and halted all travel to/from Qatar: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt. This move seems to be have been spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, which claims to be…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

Emirates First Class A380 headphones

The “electronics ban” that prohibit passengers from traveling with electronic devices larger than a smart phone are now implemented across the board. Those traveling from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries to the US will now have to check (or gate check) their laptops and tablets prior to boarding. Initially, the rules appear to…

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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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Qatar Airways Updates First and Business Class Amenity Kits…Again

Qatar Airways' new First Class Mens amenity kit by BRICS, with Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio products. Flickr/Qatar

Just two months ago, Qatar Airways updated amenity kits for First Class passengers. The kits were Giorgio Armani branded, featured generous sizes of Armani products, and were inspired by the brand’s Winter 2016 – 2017 Collection. It was a continuation of Qatar’s partnership with Giorgio Armani, which had been ongoing for a while. Well, it appears Qatar Airways…

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