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Emirates Drops FIFA Sponsorship, Qatar Waiting in the Wings?

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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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Gulf States Propose Airport Gay Screenings Prior to Entry

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a  political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, is proposing some pretty ridiculous entry “security screening requirements” in an attempt to “detect” homosexuals. As per The Independent, Yousouf Mindkar, a senior official with GCC  said routine clinical screenings of expatriates entering the…

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Qatar to Fly Non-Stop to Philadelphia (PHL)!

Qatar Airways made the big announcement on their Twitter page earlier this morning. They’ll be using a B777 on the route to Doha and Philadelphia will be Qatar’s 5th US gateway. With the pending AA/US merger and Qatar’s anticipated October/November entry into oneWorld, the PHL selection seems to make sense. Qatar Airways is currently a…

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First 787 Dreamliner Back in the Skies & Schedule of 787 Relaunches / UAL Award Availability

Yesterday, an Ethiopian Airlines 787 became the first passenger Dreamliner to take to the skies since the entire fleet was grounded back in January. The flight was operated on the relatively short route from Addis Abada (ADD) – Nairobi (NBO). At a press conference following the landing in Kenya, Boeing announced that 787 deliveries would…

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