Articles tagged “emirates air”

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Notably missing from this list are any of the U.S. legacy carriers. Just saying.

2 months ago

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some of the airlines covered here come as a surprise, but it makes sense that United no longer wants to play nice with Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline. The good news? The changes won't affect many travelers.

2 months ago

Emirates CEO Still Perplexed at U.S. Laptop Ban

Emirates CEO Still Perplexed at U.S. Laptop Ban

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

The CEOs of Emirates and Qatar airlines are suddenly being very diplomatic in their assessments of the U.S. laptop ban that's impacting their airlines to some degree. In this protectionist climate these days, we suspect they might offer a very different view in private.

2 months ago

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The U.S. laptop ban affects both Gulf carriers. But Emirates is driven more by commercial considerations than Qatar, and it has less desire to absorb the pain of flying half-empty planes merely to stake out a position.

2 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Prompts Emirates to Cut U.S. Capacity

Trump Travel Ban Prompts Emirates to Cut U.S. Capacity

Associated Press

President Trump's travel ban was bound to have an impact on demand from the countries affected by it, so Emirates' decision shouldn't come as a shock. It will be interesting to see if there is any sort of reaction from the U.S. carriers that have been so critical of the Gulf airlines.

2 months ago

Emirates Copes With U.S. Traffic Drop From Trump Travel Bans

Emirates Copes With U.S. Traffic Drop From Trump Travel Bans

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

For Emirates, what the U.S. taketh away, China giveth back given its rise in outbound tourists. The Gulf carriers will survive through Trump's travel bans but it shouldn't have to be this way.

2 months ago

Emirates Is Concerned About Demand Drop Following Electronics Ban

Emirates Is Concerned About Demand Drop Following Electronics Ban

Guy Johnson and Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

While the world is fixated on the effects of the U.S. and UK electronics bans on travelers and Gulf carriers, Emirates is continuing to diversify its routes around the world in countries that are unlikely to institute a similar policy.

3 months ago

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

David Koenig, Associated Press

An expert quoted in this story asks an interesting question. Since the Gulf carriers are disappointed with the electronics ban, might one of them cancel an order for Boeing planes in favor of Airbus aircraft?

3 months ago

Emirates Will Let Travelers Keep Electronic Devices Until Boarding

Emirates Will Let Travelers Keep Electronic Devices Until Boarding

Deena Kamel Yousef and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

This is a smart move to counteract the disruptive effects of the electronics ban. Expect other Gulf carriers to follow suit.

3 months ago

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Brian Sumers and Hannah Sampson, Skift

A ban on large electronic devices may be necessary to keep travelers safe, but many in the travel community are not happy with how U.S. and UK authorities announced the new policy. Could we see some tweaks to the rules in the near future?

3 months ago

Emirates Uses New Electronics Ban to Tout Its In-Flight Entertainment

Emirates Uses New Electronics Ban to Tout Its In-Flight Entertainment

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Leave it to Emirates to poke fun at the increasingly confusing electronics ban while marketing its diverse in-fight entertainment offerings.

3 months ago

Emirates President Calls Etihad Merger Rumors ‘Nonsense,’ Hints At His Own Exit

Emirates President Calls Etihad Merger Rumors ‘Nonsense,’ Hints At His Own Exit

Andrea Rothman , Bloomberg

The competition, on a variety of fronts, is catching up to Emirates. The cavalry -- in the form of a new airport that would give Emirates greater flexibility -- won't arrive for several years.

4 months ago