This is what happens when you create a super-hub that's eight hours by air from the majority of the world's population.
The upcoming IPO speaks to the strengths of global airlines' assets outside of their primary passenger services. Similar IPOs are likely in the future as airlines evolve and take ownership of the supply chain.
Air traffic between the United States and the Middle East grew 11 percent last year and is on track to increase again in 2014 as more Middle Eastern airline introduce routes to U.S. cities.
It's a simple lesson: Any airline that puts political statements before good business is not making the best decisions for its customers (or shareholders).