Articles tagged “emirates air”

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.

4 hours 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 days 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.

5 days 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?

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

2 weeks ago

Airline Stopover Programs Can Be a Huge Tourism Catalyst

Airline Stopover Programs Can Be a Huge Tourism Catalyst

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Icelandair's stopover policies helped put Iceland tourism on the map but some copycats such as Finnair, Qantas, Copa and Emirates have failed to leverage the gains or made the stopovers too difficult for flyers to take advantage of.

3 weeks ago

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Whether you're flying long-haul or short-haul, first-class or economy, these are some great tips for enduring your next flight.

1 month ago

In Potential Nod to Trump, Etihad Vows Not to Add More U.S. Flights

In Potential Nod to Trump, Etihad Vows Not to Add More U.S. Flights

Deena Kamel Yousef and Yousef Gamal El-Din , Bloomberg

Because of current political events in the United States, Etihad's promise not to add further U.S. routes is making news. But the company's CEO has been saying for awhile that Etihad was just finished with its U.S. growth.

2 months ago

Dubai Airport CEO Offers to Give Trump Advice on Fixing U.S. Hubs

Dubai Airport CEO Offers to Give Trump Advice on Fixing U.S. Hubs

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

In a politically charged atmosphere, where President Trump is pushing "America First" and U.S. legacy carriers are calling on the president to clamp down on Gulf carriers' inroads, the Dubai Airport CEO should brace himself for some tweets.

2 months ago

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

It seems unfair that Emirates, based in Dubai, would have rights to fly from Athens to Newark. But that right is codified in the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration could revisit that agreement, but other U.S. businesses, especially logistics companies like FedEx, could suffer.

2 months ago

Emirates Will Fly Nonstop From Athens to Newark, Setting Up Possible Fight With U.S. Airlines

Emirates Will Fly Nonstop From Athens to Newark, Setting Up Possible Fight With U.S. Airlines

Deena Kamel Yousef , Bloomberg

No U.S. airlines fly year-round to Athens. But United, Delta, and American all fly there from the East Coast in the summer, and they likely will not be pleased with this development. Under current law, Emirates is permitted to fly these routes, but the U.S. three would prefer Emirates stick to flying nonstops from Dubai, only. They do not want to compete with Emirates on U.S.-Europe nonstops.

2 months ago