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Ties Cut With Qatar

Old 14th Jun 2017, 22:01
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[QUOTE=fatbus;9802142]Funny listening to the pilot political experts[/QUOTE

To true fatbus, it's entertaining though...
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 06:05
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Qatar does have friends

Donald Trump news - US to sell 9.4 billion worth of jets to Qatar | World | News | Express.co.uk
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 06:37
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Well, he is a businessman. Cause the friction and sell arms to both sides
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 08:57
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Originally Posted by fatbus View Post
Funny listening to the pilot political experts
It is a rumour network after all!
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 15:39
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We typically use more fuel going around weather en route than we do going around the UAE.
That doesn't surprise me at all, listening to QatarRadio 121.5 ...
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 01:07
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Originally Posted by UAL777 View Post
Qatar Airways will become a thing of the past, all QR employees should be very worried. Abu Dhabi and EK should encourage QR employees to join.
I beg to differ UAL. They have a strong economy. It's highly likely that they will sort out the issues soon.
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 01:17
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And well I did hear a Qatare super cruise at F400 on the way back from Far East.
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 02:51
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Originally Posted by Flyboy_SG View Post
And well I did hear a Qatare super cruise at F400 on the way back from Far East.
Was he at the correct level and in contact with ATC? They're funny about that out that way.
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 08:42
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I'm going to pee in my diaper if QR is the first one to offer a real commuting contract ...
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 16:20
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I remember seeing a yield study of middle eastern routes. The local traffic had dramatically better profitability than say connecting long haul traffic. Cutting off everyone local bar the Iranians, who I cannot imagine make up the biggest premium cabin market, would not strike me as great for Qatar.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 08:25
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It looks like the Saudis demand a full kowtow....

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...o-end-blockade
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 09:09
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Gents, careful what you post and what you link.

It is not Lala Land anymore.

500k fine and 15 years jail might appear.

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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 10:22
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Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis | Qatar News | Al Jazeera
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 10:28
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The chance of Qatar agreeing to those demands seems remote.
More worrying for those presently in the gulf is h3dxb's legitimate warning.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 14:38
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Looks like a temporary home for some of Qatar Airways planes might have been 'conveniently' found.............
Apparently BA wants nine of them flying to cover the upcoming two week mixed fleet cabin crew strike.
So instead of being banned flying into your neighbours airspace, you can now spend a fortnight on scab labour duties.
Nice!!
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 10:36
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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, 18:36
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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, 18:44
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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, 11:30
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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, 14:20
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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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