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Ties Cut With Qatar

Old 24th Jun 2017, 11:36
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No worries, only a"family issue"....

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue' - BBC News
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 19:36
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gearleaver et al.

Always has been and always will be a FAMILY ISSUE.

Ask anyone who has lived in the ME for any length of time.

The "United Arab Emirates" and the GCC are a joke and a laughing stock. Can't agree on Rail Link. One Currency etc etc etc .

Why? My family wants it it in Saudi, mine wants it in Dubai and mine wan..ts it in Abu Dhabi. Always has been and will be a willy waving exercise by those suffering small man syndrome.
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 19:44
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Originally Posted by Rule3 View Post
gearleaver et al.

Always has been and always will be a FAMILY ISSUE.

Ask anyone who has lived in the ME for any length of time.

The "United Arab Emirates" and the GCC are a joke and a laughing stock. Can't agree on Rail Link. One Currency etc etc etc .

Why? My family wants it it in Saudi, mine wants it in Dubai and mine wan..ts it in Abu Dhabi. Always has been and will be a willy waving exercise by those suffering small man syndrome.
Wise words Rule3

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Old 25th Jun 2017, 12:30
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It was once said of a GCC summit meeting that if you put a clock in the middle of the conference table they wouldn't agree the time.
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 15:20
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I'm pretty sure BA asked everyone in UK before QR ... but it's summer and it's busy like every summer!

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Old 25th Jun 2017, 17:04
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Originally Posted by GEB74 View Post
you can now spend a fortnight on scab labour duties.
Nice!!
It's not scab labour if you outlaw workers even discussing the idea of unionisation in your own country. The scab concept wouldn't rate a single single thought.
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 23:18
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Originally Posted by AfricanSkies View Post
UAL777 so you'd just up and leave Qatar would you? Doesnt say much for your judgement or your loyalty.

QR just posted record profits, it's a great place to work and I for one am proud and happy to be working here. I wouldn't consider moving to EK or the other if things did get worse. I'd stay and do my best to help out.

I hope this situation gets sorted out soon but I for one haven't seen much of a change.. We typically use more fuel going around weather en route than we do going around the UAE.
This is exactly what I hear from my QR crew buddies and numerous ex-pats I know in Doha. Literally 1 is thinking of leaving, but has been thinking of packing in her crewing job for the last year or so anyway, so is totally unrelated. Everyone else I know, in Ops and various other roles at DOH have no intention of leaving. Like has been said, QR have posted record profits recently, they are still going ahead with their expansion plans, are looking into the Indian market and are trying to buy a share of AA. It has just won a range of skytrax awards again, boosting it's profile higher than the other gulf carriers. Those are hardly the signs of an airline in decline. El Al has survived all this time amid countless conflicts and airspace restrictions with it's nearest neighbours and faces hefty bills for security, why would much wealthier and larger QR be worse exactly?

The country is still trading with non gulf states, so is ticking along just fine. The Qatari government is not kicking anyone out or making demands. Indeed if they wanted to, they could cut off the gas to the UAE, but take the moral high ground. As this all goes on I am sure more and more countries will start to wonder what exactly is driving all this. The sheer diplomatic brutality being exerted on Doha is ridiculous and I think the world is starting to realise this.
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 23:18
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I'd be more worried about BA keeping their long haul passengers once they have have been on board a QR aircraft
You bet the QR aircraft will arrive shiny as new at LHR; good thinking sharing your customers with the competition..
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 05:33
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Large number of FLT OP's Management positons advertised recently. I know a large number of MGT positions were held by ex Emirates guys who came over. Have they had to leave due to the current crisis or is it just part or the normal MGT turnover here?
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 08:19
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All 4 still there
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 11:40
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Now some banks are cutting ties with Qatar.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...ts-stores.html
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Old 2nd Jul 2017, 16:17
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Not a big deal as Qatari Riyal is not "free market currency" like others.

For banks Qatari Riyal is some kind of exotic currency and if somebody was dealing the reason was only to make business smooth for good number of local customers (London great example) but when this crisis came is no wonder banks stopped as Q.Riyal has no real value and currency can sink by xx% in a day without warning

In continental Europe I can not recall any bank dealing with Riyal even before crisis. Also my bank ask me deal with dollars and offered VIP exchange rate to do business directly in QAR instead.

So not a big surprise.


I can see bigger problem what happen in few hours after 10 day deadline as Saudi apparently preparing some more sanctions for Qatar.
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Old 2nd Jul 2017, 21:01
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Originally Posted by desert_dog View Post

I can see bigger problem what happen in few hours after 10 day deadline as Saudi apparently preparing some more sanctions for Qatar.
Yep, interesting days to come....
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 05:16
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
Now some banks are cutting ties with Qatar.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...ts-stores.html
Qatar riyal back near peg as local banks assert control, cool speculation
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 14:46
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So... how much longer will the boycott last ? Heard a lot of things happened in today's meeting 🤔
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 15:12
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Is EK still accepting the Qatari Riyal for in flight duty free purchases? I was speaking to a purser when the blockade was into it's first month, she said that Service Delivery had issued a directive to cabin crew to still accept the QAR.

Blockades due to differing ideologies, but if their cash is still green...

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Old 30th Jul 2017, 19:43
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I hear BEIN Sports maybe working again over there ? Any truth in this rumour
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 22:34
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Yes - confirmed to subscibers via email.

EPL, F1 et al - all back
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 03:44
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amazing. The first thing restored is the Football coverage. atlesst just in time for El Clasico.
I guess next will be alcohol imports, tobacco....then arms maybe?
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 09:07
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Originally Posted by Black Pudding View Post
I hear BEIN Sports maybe working again over there ? Any truth in this rumour
It never went away----on satellite , i even renewed the subscription long after the spat started..
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