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Electronics Ban Means Unfriendly Skies For Many Travelers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

A new U.S. policy banning certain electronic devices in the cabin on flights coming from parts of the Middle East and North Africa has already put pot...

And Now For A Completely Different Travel Experience

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.31.2017 | Weird News

If only we were all Saudi princes and could fly in luxury ... with our 80 birds of prey in their seats ... and have nothing to fear from immigration o...

Emirates' New Athens Flights: A Sharp Poke in the Eye

Rob Britton | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Emirates' recent announcement that they would begin nonstop flights from Newark to Athens on March 12 struck many Washington aviation experts as remar...

Emirates Finally Hits Turbulence

Rob Britton | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Deep in a lengthy Bloomberg Businessweek article on Emirates Airline was a quote that spoke volumes about the airline's strategy and confirmed the cas...

Qatar's Backtrack On Labour Rights And Cooperation With Russia Reflects New World Order

James Dorsey | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A Qatari decision to backtrack on minimal improvements of the terms of employment of migrant workers, who account for a majority of...

This Airline Is Selling $0 Tickets To Dubai, Cape Town And The Seychelles

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.11.2017 | Travel

Searching for cheap airfare is a daunting task, but one airline is giving travelers some irresistible motivation. Qatar Airways is in the middle of it...

Korean Wave Awakes in Qatar

AsiaToday | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
AsiaToday

Written by veteran flight attendant and writer Ji Byung-lim - On March 11, 2013, actor Song Joong-ki visited Qatar as an honorary ambassador for Korea...

Human Rights Day: Will Trump's Administration Side With The Dictators?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

Human Rights Day is an important moment to focus on making the world a better place for everyone. Donald Trump and his administration should stop cozying up to dictators and start taking human rights seriously.

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.

I ON EXCEPTIONAL LIVING - Gustavo Bilbao & Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup

Irene Michaels | Posted 09.27.2016 | Chicago
Irene Michaels

PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MCHAELS Long known as the stronghold for polo in North America, Chicago recently hosted the first ever Qatar Airways Chicago ...

The U.S. Government Breaks Its Own Flight Rules. Again.

Rob Britton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.

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.

Victory For Open Skies Is A Victory For Flyers

Roger Dow | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Roger Dow

After months of deliberation, the U.S. Department of State on Monday confirmed media reports that the Obama administration has resisted pressure from the Big Three U.S. airlines (American, Delta and United) to dismantle the aviation policy known as Open Skies.

A Ride on Qatar Airways Inaugural ATL Flight

Dayvee Sutton | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Dayvee Sutton

courtesy Adam for Decisive Moment There were some complications in the departure of Qatar Airways inaugural flight out of Atlanta to Doha, Qatar on ...

Human Rights Abuses Arriving at Boston Logan, Courtesy of Qatar Airways

Mike Lux | Posted 03.22.2017 | Impact
Mike Lux

At the Alliance for Workers Against Repression Everywhere (AWARE), we are working to expose U.S. trade relations with companies like Qatar Airways and countries like its namesake that abuse their workers and deny their human rights. That's why we're calling for a boycott.

United Makes Peace by Reinstating Fired Crew, Qatar Not So Much

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.12.2017 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Two stories with big consequences for the participants and lessons for the rest of us were in the news this week. After years of fighting their firing...

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

Rob Britton | Posted 03.11.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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 02.12.2017 | 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 01.30.2017 | 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...

Bullying in the Airline Business?

Rob Britton | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, at a press conference in Los Angeles, the CEO of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, once again said he and his airline were being "bullied" by U.S. airlines, notably American and Delta.

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

Rob Britton | Posted 01.13.2017 | 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...

Nice Landing or Scary Takeoff A350 Enters Service With Both

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.18.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

A350 arrives in Brazil photo courtesy TAM What a difference a week makes. Early this morning, TAM Airlines happily welcomed its first Airbus A350 when...

WATCH: The Chilling Moment This Plane Stopped Mid-Takeoff

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.14.2015 | Travel

Things got a little bumpy on what was supposed to be a celebratory Qatar Airways flight last week. To debut its swanky Airbus A350 jet in the United ...

More Proof that the Three Big Gulf Airlines Get Massive Subsidies

Rob Britton | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

"Prove it" is a phrase we learn from an early age. For most of this year, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and seven aviation tra...