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Qatar Airways announces lifting of laptop ban on US-bound flights

Add Qatar Airways to the list of carriers that have announced a lifting of the ban on personal electronic devices in-cabin on flights bound for the United States. Back in March, the United States issued a ban on direct flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries – Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey – to allay fears that explosives can be stored …

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Qatar set to comply with US-mandated enhanced security measures

Qatar has no qualms regarding the enhanced security measures that would be implemented on flights to the United States, said the country’s Minister of Transport. The measures, which would be implemented within the next three weeks, could involve additional time to screen both passengers and personal electronic devices for potential concealed explosives. Minister of Transport Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti was succinct in describing what his country’s actions towards the US …

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Qatar Airways to service British Airways flights during 16-day strike

Qatar Airways has been given permission to operate flights on behalf British Airways, on a “wet lease” agreement during a cabin crew strike that is expected to last 16 days. The strike is part of an ongoing dispute, which started over crew wages between the British carrier and mixed fleet cabin crew who operate the airline’s long and short-haul services. The latest development revolves around sanctions on union members who …

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ICAO rejects Qatar’s request to intervene in diplomatic row

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has begged off from dipping their hands into the troubles of Qatar, citing the “lack of jurisdiction.” Qatar has asked the ICAO to intervene after its flagship airline, Qatar Airways, was restricted from entering various neighboring countries’ airspace in the region, after a major crisis that has seen numerous Arab nations to cut ties with Qatar. ICAO described its role as “limited to ensuring …

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American Airlines chief against Qatar Airways plans to buy shares in company

American Airlines’ Chief Executive Doug Parker bared that is not at all enthused with regards to Qatar Airways’ plans of purchasing as much as 10% stake of the former’s shares. In a letter penned to employees of American, Parker vowed to continue American’s “full court press … to stand up to companies that are illegally subsidized by their governments.” Parker also said that he was puzzled by Qatar Airways’ proposed …

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Qatar Airways requests US DHS to audit security at hub in Doha

Qatar Airways has requested the United States Department of Homeland Security to audit its security measures over at their hub in Doha in light of the restrictions on large electronics devices in cabins. The carrier’s CEO, Akbar Al Baker, who was at the Paris Airshow earlier in the week, made the appeal. “I am sure that the Department of Transport and Homeland Security will revisit this. The best way for …

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Research says Gulf carriers brought in $7.8B worth of tourist spending to the US

Gulf carriers have brought in nearly $8 billion worth of tourist spending, according to data that was released by the United States Travel Association. A study involving the 14 cities that are currently being served by the Middle Eastern carriers have shown that last year, Gulf airlines brought nearly 1.7 million additional visitors to the US. These visitors in turn, spent a total of almost $7.8 billion during those trips. …

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How Qatar’s diplomatic crisis will affect air travel

In a stunning move, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and shut off their airspace and seaports to Qatari vessels and planes. The diplomatic rift has caused incredible havoc with airlines in the region, with prominent long-haul carriers such as Doha-based Qatar Airways and Dubai’s Emirates suspending flights. As a result, passengers have been left stranded in different airports in the …

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US airlines workers call on Trump for action on Middle East carriers’ unfair subsidies

Pilots and flight attendants from various airlines stormed Capitol Hill to have their voice be heard in their complaint that Gulf carriers are using subsidies from their home countries to tilt the table in their favor especially on lucrative international routes. And their call for President Donald Trump to take action leaned on the same populist pitch that fueled the Republican’s rise. “President Trump has made it clear that stopping …

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Qatar Airways’ plans to set up airline in India stalls

Two months after announcing plans to set up an airline in India, Qatar Airways has yet to make their move or even approach India’s government with their proposal. However, the government is seeking to adapt the rules and regulations regarding ownership and control of an airline with the new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms, according to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. “With regard to a particular airline (Qatar Airways) …

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