Category Archives for Qatar.

Emirates Sheikh to American/Delta/United: Stop Whining and Try Winning on Service!

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoumheikh says that US Airlines should stop complaining to the Department of Transportation about Middle East carriers and their potential government subsidies (which the airlines deny), and should instead try to win customers back based on service quality. Lots of interesting quotes from the Bloomberg article: “Offer the…

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Emirates Drops FIFA Sponsorship, Qatar Waiting in the Wings?

Early last month, Emirates announced it was ending its sponsorship of FIFA and any involvement in the 2022 World Cup in neighboring Qatar. Emirates was one of only six key FIFA sponsors prior to opting out of their latest contract negotiations. Rumors are that the contract was turned down due to the corruption claims surrounding the bidding process for…

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Qatar Airways Defends Female Cabin Crew Policies

Many were shocked to hear about the working conditions at Qatar Airways, especially some of the requirements for female crew members – Unbelievable Conditions – Truth Behind Working for Qatar Airways. Well, Qatar has responded…from Reuters: Qatar Airways contracts forbid any member of the cabin crew, the vast majority of whom are female, from marrying during…

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oneworld Sweeps Awards for Best Airline Alliance

The 2013 travel award season is about to come to a close and it seems that oneworld has had a clean sweep in the “best alliance” category. The latest award comes from Premier Traveler magazine, crowning oneworld “Best Airline Alliance” in the magazine’s Best of 2013 readers’ survey. The awards are based on the results of a survey…

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Qatar Airways Flight Attendants Must Seek Permission for Marriage & Inform of Pregnancy

It’s been a busy month for negative crew news coming out of the Middle East. Aero Galactic is reporting that Qatar Airways flight attendants must seek permission from Qatar management before getting married. According to the International Transport Worker’s Federation, a standard hiring contract for the airline’s female workers reads: “You are required to obtain…

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