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Emirates and Flydubai, both airlines owned by the Emirates government via investment vehicle, today announced deepened co-operation in the form of cosdeshare, schedule and network optimization initiatives.

Emirates Flydubai

Emirates only operates widebody planes while Flydubai serves short/medium-haul destinations in the Middle East/Asia using Boeing 737 single aisle aircraft. [click to continue…]

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Emirates and Turkish Airlines passengers can again travel with their laptops and large electronics to the United States effective on July 5, 2017, after Dubai and Istanbul airports implemented enhanced screening methods.

Reader Question Emirates

Etihad Airways passengers traveling from Adu Dhabi have been able to travel with their electronics since July 2nd (read more here). [click to continue…]

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There are extensive reports coming from Emirates passengers who were forced to pay a high fee or leave baggage/duty items behind after the airline now weighs carry on baggage in transit.

Emirates allows a 10KG carry on baggage but also counts duty free purchases into this allowance which leads in many cases to the limit being easily exceeded. [click to continue…]

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Delta Air Lines released the other day 15 minute long “documentary” about the gulf carriers trying to inform its employees what is at stake.

 
The video certainly is one sided painting Delta as a saint and Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways as nothing but government run airlines hemorrhaging money and conspiring to “overthrow” the US carriers. [click to continue…]

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Financial Times yesterday run an interesting story about the current state of the Emirates and what pains the airline is currently going trough.

Reader Question Emirates

The forward looking booking for the summer are soft, the airline doesn’t appears to have plan for the frames it took off from the US market, and there might be a merger in the making with the FlyDubai. [click to continue…]

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It is Ramadan time in the Middle East that doesn’t seem to extend to the politics that we don’t cover here in the LoyaltyLobby unless it affects travel.

Qatar Airways Announcements New Routes, Meridiana Stake & Indian Airline Launch

United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain have all decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. It unclear at this time what does this means to Qatar Airways. Can the airline still operate flights to/from these countries and use their air space? [click to continue…]

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An internal email of Emirates Airlines was leaked to the public where the Uniforms Division instructs all Taiwanese crew members to take off their Taiwanese Flag pin and replace it with the Mainland China pin.

Even though the Emirates manager who sent out the email has back paddled and apologized over the email after an outrage of affected crew members, this matter caused quite a ruckus. [click to continue…]

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SPG & Emirates launched few years back Your World Rewards program where Emirates elite members would get SPG Gold light type benefits for their SPG stays and SPG elite members would get some airport benefits when flying on Emirates.

SPG Emirates Your World Rewards

This partnership also allows SPG elite members to earn Starpoints when flying on Emirates and Skywards elite members to earn bonus miles when staying at Starwood properties. Seems that Starwood has now launched targeted bonus offer for Your World Rewards members. [click to continue…]

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British & South African dual national didn’t get the warmest welcome in Dubai when transiting from London to Johannesburg early May to attend a party.

Emirates First Class Upgrades Half Price

Cabin crew thought that the lady had been using drugs due to touching of her nose during the flight on her business/first class seat (unclear which from the reporting) and had informed the ground. Police was waiting for her in Dubai. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines employees and union representatives as well as local politicians are planning to stage a protest against Emirates at Newark Airport at the same time their 5th Freedom flight to Athens takes off.

United alongside American Airlines and Delta are up in arms against the Middle East carriers commonly known as “ME3” as they accuse them of receiving government subsidies and playing by fair market rules. [click to continue…]