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Ties Cut With Qatar

Old 13th Jun 2017, 21:30
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UAL...you seem to be as clever as POTUS, do you think EK and EY can afford an escalation? if this doesn't stop, its game over for everyone in the gulf, ... and BTW , how many qatari citizens are in the terrorist lists?, because Saudi and Emirati are plenty, starting with the 9/11 mob....you bought the saudi and UAE story just like POTUS whose tweets BTW, are just like your posts....draw your own conclusion mate

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Old 13th Jun 2017, 23:42
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The US will not be pulling out of Qatar and there will be no escalation for the simple reason that there is too much at stake, should either or both of these happen.

The US stands to loose the most out of any country situated outside the Middle East, should things deteriorate further. Not only would they have a lot less influence in the region but there is currently around $20 Billion in defence sales with Boeing, that is pending agreement at present.

I suspect we will see a rapprochement in US vs Qatar relations and the US will walk the diplomatic tightrope by attempting to be cordial with all the GCC countries. Easier said than done I suspect!
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 04:43
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Definition of a Catalyst
1 technical : a substance that causes a chemical reaction to happen more quickly
2 : a person or event that quickly causes change or action

Sounds like POTUS to me. Getting Saudi and UAE to do the dirty work. When it's finished and all parties exhausted and weak he will move in for the kill and wipe out all of them and takeover. Careful Saudi and UAE!! Does catalyst not sound like terrorist?
I'd have to go and do the maths who's really gaining and whose really loosing but having control of the region will outweight all other considerations such as military contracts lost etc
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 17:25
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Funny listening to the pilot political experts
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 23:01
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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, 07:05
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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, 07:37
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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, 09:57
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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, 16:21
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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.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 16:39
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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, 02:07
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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, 02:17
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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, 03:51
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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, 09:42
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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, 17:20
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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, 09:25
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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, 10:09
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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, 11:28
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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, 15:38
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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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