Emirates eyes UK to US direct flights

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“Emirates could flood the North Atlantic with swathes of Airbus A380s and 777-300ERs out of places like Birmingham and Manchester, two cities which are bursting with pent up passenger demand, tempered only by the lack of long haul airlines operating there, particularly for Birmingham,” he said, adding that if the Dubai carrier goes through with the plan “British Airways and Virgin Atlantic will be the big losers.”

As the Dubai airport becomes saturated this will be a target rich environment for Emirates to try and tap into. The British and US carriers will be watching this closely and it will be interesting to watch this battle materialize. A tide or Protectionism will most likely be attempted. Get the popcorn ready!
 

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I just find it ironic pilots will beotch about Emirates trying to fly Europe to USA when Delta and United already do it with Japan to Asian markets. If we can do it to the Japanese, why can't Emirates do it from Europe to the USA. Less jobs? Isn't it the same for the Japanese? Double standard here.
 

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I just find it ironic pilots will beotch about Emirates trying to fly Europe to USA when Delta and United already do it with Japan to Asian markets. If we can do it to the Japanese, why can't Emirates do it from Europe to the USA. Less jobs? Isn't it the same for the Japanese? Double standard here.
The guy who wrote the article above from the Arabian is a writer/editor not a pilot. Delta is flying via Japan from old post WW2 negotiated flying rights Northwest held when Japan had no airlines servicing those routes. Actually the Delta CEO is complaining about Japan not complying with Open Skies and asking for more Japanese flying rights.

http://www.wate.com/story/22973912/delta-ceo-calls-for-open-skies-in-japan
 

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The guy who wrote the article above from the Arabian is a writer/editor not a pilot. Delta is flying via Japan from old post WW2 negotiated flying rights Northwest held when Japan had no airlines servicing those routes. Actually the Delta CEO is complaining about Japan not complying with Open Skies and asking for more Japanese flying rights.

http://www.wate.com/story/22973912/delta-ceo-calls-for-open-skies-in-japan
A fat delta pilot must have porked his wife. Maybe the general?
 
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