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#1 duke007

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:22 AM

Emirates and Etihad suspend flights to THIS country - how your flight could be affected EMIRATES and Etihad Airways have both suspended flights to Doha, as Middle Eastern nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.

 

The Middle Eastern airlines have announced the unprecedented suspension of flight services to Doha, the capital of Qatar. 

Etihad and Emirates will continue a normal schedule today but as of tomorrow morning, there will be no more flights to or from the nation.

 

Qatar’s Doha is a well known connection point for long-haul flights from the UK. 

The country’s national airline, Qatar Airways, has yet to reveal how it will operate based on the suspension. 

An Etihad Airways spokesman said the Abu Dhabi airline will “suspend flights to and from Qatar on Tuesday morning…until further notice”. 

 

The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at 02:45 local time on Tuesday.

 

Dubai-based Emirates announced its own suspension plan on its website this morning. 

The significant decision comes in the wake of several Middle Eastern nations severing diplomatic ties with Qatar

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have all cut ties this morning with the peninsular nation.

 

They have collectively accused Qatar of supporting Islamist groups and the terrorist movement. 

Qatar officials have argued there is “no legitimate justification" for the four countries cutting it off. 

Land, sea and air contact with the Gulf state has been severed, with Bahrain blaming Qatar’s “media incitement, support for armed terrorist activities and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain”.

A close ally of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is giving Qatar’s citizens 14 days to leave the country.

 

In contrast Bahrain and Emirates diplomats have been given only 48 hours to leave Qatar.

 

Egypt has cut ties after accusing the Gulf Arab state of supporting “terrorist” organisations including the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's state news agency reported.

 

The agency added that Qatar's policy “threatens Arab national security and sows the seeds of strife and division within Arab societies according to a deliberate plan aimed at the unity and interests of the Arab nation.”

Saudi Arabia said Qatari troops would be pulled from its continuing war in Yemen.

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:20 PM

Dang, those Qatari LBs were hot. Slim lines, big boobs, bubbly Arab butts. Guess I'll have to start traveling to Riyadh and Muscat instead.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:28 PM

Sounds like the next move for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, et.al will be to prohibit Qatar airways from using the airspace above their countries. 

 

https://www.bloomber...matic-breakdown

 

FWIW, business class airfares from the US on Turkish Airways are dirt cheap these days because of Istanbul terrorism and Turkey's international image problem.

Maybe Qatar will be drastically slashing fares as well. Every cloud has a silver lining. 



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:12 PM

 

Maybe Qatar will be drastically slashing fares as well. Every cloud has a silver lining. 

 

I do prefer Emirates (all 4 legs on A380 from UK to BKK and back) because of the legroom (81 cms) and ICE entertainment system but have used Qatar for the last two trips, with the prices at £330 & £400 respectively I could not really refuse  :), the flights were great plus Doha airport imho is better than Dubai for transit and connecting flights.

 

I nearly booked again with Qatar last week for £373 but am waiting for the EPL fixtures to come out on June 14th and then I will book my November trip, it could be looking like Emirates or Cathay Pacific now   :huh:



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

Sounds like the next move for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, et.al will be to prohibit Qatar airways from using the airspace above their countries. 

 

https://www.bloomber...matic-breakdown

 

FWIW, business class airfares from the US on Turkish Airways are dirt cheap these days because of Istanbul terrorism and Turkey's international image problem.

Maybe Qatar will be drastically slashing fares as well. Every cloud has a silver lining. 

 

Don't know how the business class prices are, but my economy flight from Germany cost me under 400€.

It doesn't get cheaper.



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 01:53 PM

Even worse than imagined for Qatar Airways. The diplomatic rupture is going to strangle the country. 

 

http://www.businessi...airspace-2017-6



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:16 PM

Even worse than imagined for Qatar Airways. The diplomatic rupture is going to strangle the country. 
 
http://www.businessi...airspace-2017-6


Their Arab "brothers" understand how to sanction effectively!!

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:45 PM

Ironic with Saudi Arabia alleging Quatar "supporting terrorists" (which I know nothing about either way) since all the 9/11 bombers came from Saudi Arabia, and it and Pakistan are the most fundamentalist Arab states in the world and ironically the only two that the US gives unconditional support. Moderate Muslim states like Iraq on the other hand are at risk of being bombed out of existence. 


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:43 PM

Ironic with Saudi Arabia alleging Quatar "supporting terrorists" (which I know nothing about either way) since all the 9/11 bombers came from Saudi Arabia, and it and Pakistan are the most fundamentalist Arab states in the world and ironically the only two that the US gives unconditional support. Moderate Muslim states like Iraq on the other hand are at risk of being bombed out of existence. 


I think you meant "muslim states", not "arab states". Pakistanis are not arabs. Agree that traditionally Iraqi muslims were less fundamental, but ISIS and AQAP are violently fundamental. And they are the bombers (IED, etc) and bombees now. But enough politics--let's talk LBitics!! Cheers D&H.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:43 AM

 

In an announcement made this morning, Qatari authorities revealed that all GCC nationals, with the exception of Qataris, Kuwaitis and Omanis, would be henceforth banned from entering London’s upmarket department store, Harrods. Source

 

Serious shit...



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:53 AM

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In an announcement made this morning, Qatari authorities revealed that all GCC nationals, with the exception of Qataris, Kuwaitis and Omanis, would be henceforth banned from entering London’s upmarket department store, Harrods. Source

 

Serious shit...

 

That  Source  was over 3 years ago   :lol: 


Edited by duke007, 07 June 2017 - 10:54 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:09 PM

CNN reported US authorities(FBI contingent) are investigating in Qatar the alleged Russian hacking of the official Qatar news agency and the planting of the false story ("Qatar shifting to support Iran and Israel") that gave rise to this crisis.

 

On CNN, US senator said that this hack destabilized the whole region for less than the cost of a single MIG.

 

Trump didn't help either: he took credit for prompting the Saudis, et al, into action.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...isis/index.html

https://www.nytimes....udi-arabia.html



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:37 PM

wtf have i been smokin today ,lol

Edited by Boomerang, 07 June 2017 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:42 PM

Considering the King Hacker Asange has been hold up in their london embassy , i would be surprised if they aren't @ the forefront of information .

 

Assange is trapped in Ecuador's embassy in London. Still no way for him to him leave either, just like Qatar Airways flight paths out of Qatar LOL. 


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:47 PM

 

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That  Source  was over 3 years ago   :lol: 

 

Sorry, senior moment...



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:13 AM

Do not look for an early resolution. Tillerson goes one way...the Wild Man the other.

""On Friday afternoon, Mr. Tillerson called for a “calm and thoughtful dialogue” to resolve the deepening dispute among Sunni Muslim states in the Persian Gulf. Barely an hour later, Mr. Trump’s comments were anything but that. He accused Qatar of being a “funder of terror at a very high level” and demanded that the tiny, energy-rich nation cut off that money flow to rejoin the circle of responsible nations."

https://www.nytimes....with-qatar.html



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:51 PM

Assange is trapped in Ecuador's embassy in London. Still no way for him to him leave either, just like Qatar Airways flight paths out of Qatar LOL. 

Poor guy can't even go see a doctor without signing himself out for assassination or a lifetime in jail.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:49 AM

Dang, those Qatari LBs were hot. Slim lines, big boobs, bubbly Arab butts. Guess I'll have to start traveling to Riyadh and Muscat instead.

Lol...

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:51 AM

Ironic with Saudi Arabia alleging Quatar "supporting terrorists" (which I know nothing about either way) since all the 9/11 bombers came from Saudi Arabia, and it and Pakistan are the most fundamentalist Arab states in the world and ironically the only two that the US gives unconditional support. Moderate Muslim states like Iraq on the other hand are at risk of being bombed out of existence. 

Yay YAY!!!

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