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The Gulf Carrier Dispute: U.S. Carriers Notch A Nice Win

Rob Britton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

News that the U.S. Department of State will hold talks next month with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is, to this longtime observer of U.S. international aviation, a significant victory for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

A Comprehensive List of Airlines That Offer Free Stopovers

Map Happy | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Two destinations for the price of one? Say goodbye to stagnating in waiting areas and hello to a bonus trip. This post originally appeared on Map Hap...

Length or Duration? The Fight for the World's Longest Flight

Map Happy | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

If you have 17 + hours to spare and want to travel on the longest commercial flight, here's the ticket. This post originally appeared on Map Happy. ...

Understanding What's Behind Emirates' Potential Budapest-U.S. Flights

Rob Britton | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fact that no traditional airline has operated the route with financial success is precisely what causes airline experts to wonder about Emirates' interest in the route.

Working Together to Preserve U.S. Airline Jobs

Rob Britton | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

When it comes to relations between management and labor, fights always make the news, while cases of collaboration are seldom mentioned.

Fair Trade Coffee -- How About Fair Trade Air Travel?

Rob Britton | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fair trade movement and concern about ethical sourcing asks consumers, all of us, to think more carefully about what we buy, and to ask hard questions about how producers behave. Air travelers who believe they are people of good will, people who embrace the Golden Rule, should ask the same question when booking a trip.

Still More Evidence of the Damage from Gulf Airlines

Rob Britton | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Evidence continues to pile up to prove, beyond any doubt, that the hugely-subsidized Gulf airlines - Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways - are...

Hurry Up And Book This Amazing Deal To Italy Before It's Too Late

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel

Ready, set, spontaneously book a flight for you and your loved one to Italy! That's the mindset behind an amazing flash deal from Emirates. Just in ti...

The Gulf Airline Trade Dispute: Action in Europe, Silence in the U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

As we enter a new year, massive subsidies to the Gulf airlines - Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways - continue, while carriers around the glo...

Here's What It's REALLY Like To Be An Emirates Flight Attendant

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.19.2015 | Travel

Expert travelers know Emirates as one of the most luxurious airlines in the world. With opulent aircraft boasting showers, cocktail bars and sprawling...

Air Travel Just Got More Packed On This Record-Setting Plane

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel

Timid air travelers, take a deep breath: You're about to see the largest capacity commercial plane in the world. Last week, Emirates debuted a new Ai...

A Convenient Truth: Why He Named Me Malala Is a Must-Watch

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

After the screening, which predictably received a lengthy standing ovation, producer Walter Parkes admitted that the film was meant to be a narrative, inspired by the book I Am Malala, which Yousafzai wrote with the help of Christina Lamb.

Jennifer Aniston's Nightmare Is Our Reality In Adorable New Emirates Ad

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel

Emirates, a mainstay on any "Best Airline" list, has called on a familiar friend to help demonstrate its superiority over other carriers. Jennifer A...

Star Trek Beyond Filming in Dubai: Welcome to the Future-land!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'll admit I haven't watched the various reinventions of the TV series, those multiple spinoffs and a myriad of films that I cannot possibly name or count. Until this one, I'm sure.

Gulf Canvases: May The Brushstrokes We Take, Light the Way

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Sarah Elzeini

For decades in the Middle East, art has been frequently divorced from the public scene. But for the first time in a long while, the arts seem to be getting more eclectic and freer.

Emirates' To Begin World's Longest Commercial Flight

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's biggest airline will soon be operating the world's longest commercial flight. Emirates announce...

Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

We Need Honesty in the Gulf Airline Subsidy Debate

Rob Britton | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

I've worked in and around the airline business for 31 years. I have witnessed firsthand how fair competition drives down prices and makes airlines nimble and more efficient.

The Berlinale Diaries: Opening Night and Why Cinema Can Heal the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm all for films, as Jafar Panahi says in his latest Taxi, showing here in Berlinale: "All films are worth watching; it just depends on your taste." But perhaps I wish, deep down inside, as a human being, that our collective taste was just more about peace and love. Without so much blood, so many guns.

Five Perfect New Year's Lessons I Learned from Lee Daniels in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Lee Daniels Has Been Brainwashed, Virginia Madsen Is a Super Heroine and Ahd a Real Saudi Woman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Out of the Ordinary as a film may end up being misunderstood, but I believe strongly in its message of love being the one emotion that has the power to make us a little bit magical.

Best of Abu Dhabi: Learning the Games People Play Through The Narcicyst's Rise

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The talented, charismatic, popular Iraqi-Canadian rapper named The Narcicyst first appeared on my cultural radar in 2009 when I watched City of Life. In his latest short film, a senses-overload experience titled Rise, Alsalman explores his roots and his ability to step away to comment on them.

The Abu Dhabi Diaries: Making the Impossible Possible, for Great World Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

After all is said and done, the movie screenings finished, the red carpets rolled away and the party venues dismantled, what should a film festival leave a cinema lover with?

The Abu Dhabi Diaries: From A to B, With Great Arab Cinema in Between

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival feels extra special.

The Abu Dhabi Diaries: Can a Film Festival Help Us Overcome Misconceptions, Conflicts and Stereotypes?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This wondrous season of endless possibilities kicks off with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival where, from October 23rd to the 1st of November, it's time once again for some magnificent movie watching, some life-changing interviews and the all around welcoming atmosphere of my favorite region in the world.