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The war of words between the Gulf and US airlines seems to be getting out of control. Two weeks ago Delta CEO was blaming Gulf countries and their airlines of 9/11 (read more here) and now the CEO of Qatar Airways accuses Delta of flying old crappy planes.

AFP Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying 'crap' planes

The US airlines started a campaign trying to get their government to renegotiate the open skies agreement between the Gulf countries of United Arab Emirates and Qatar due to alleged subsidies that their airlines receive. [click to continue…]

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The Airlines of America (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines) made the 55 page white paper public on Thursday accusing of Gulf airlines of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways of unfair trade practices.

Financial Times US airlines seek action against Gulf carriers

If these airlines are found to be receiving government subsidies, the United States can null the open skies agreement it has with United Arab Emirates and Qatar that was probably negotiated at times when nobody knew that the airlines from these countries would become global heavyweights. [click to continue…]

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Emirates made an announcement last month (read more here) that they would eventually offer their WiFi connectivity free for all the passengers on their flights.

Review Qatar Airways A380 Wifi OnAir U

I had a Qatar Airways flight from Bangkok to Doha last night on-board an Airbus A380 aircraft (I changed the flight day before to catch A380 instead of their 77W as I had not been on QR one previously) and though that I could get some work done during the flight. How wrong I was! [click to continue…]