Emirates (EK) IAD-DXB begins 9/12/12

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    Mar 15, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    Per Emirates

    http://www.emirates.com/sg/English/about/news/news_detail.aspx?article=819068&offset=0

    WASHINGTON - March 15, 2012 - America’s Capital will soon enjoy enhanced international connections through a non-stop link to Emirates’ global network, after the airline announced that it would start flights to Washington Dulles International Airport beginning on September 12th, 2012.

    Emirates will operate the American manufactured Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on its Washington, DC route, providing eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 304 seats in Coach.

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    IAD is now the third new destination that EK has launched since the beginning of 2012; the other two are SEA and DFW. Future continually rumored destinations include ORD, MIA, and BOS.

    Other competitors on this route to and around the Middle East include:
    -Etihad Airways to AUH (beginning 3/31/13)
    -Turkish Airlines to IST
    -Ethiopian Airlines to ADD
    -Qatar Airways to DOH
    -Saudi Arabian Airlines to JED and RUH
    -United Airlines to BAH, DOH, DXB, and KWI


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    Mar 15, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    They can't own us if they can't get around.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidThey can't own us if they can't get around.


    You can't blame them. The UAE airlines have the money, aircraft, ideal geographic location, oil, [supposedly] great on-board product, and workforce to be on top.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    geographic_info_systems saidPer Emirates

    http://www.emirates.com/sg/English/about/news/news_detail.aspx?article=819068&offset=0

    WASHINGTON - March 15, 2012 - America’s Capital will soon enjoy enhanced international connections through a non-stop link to Emirates’ global network, after the airline announced that it would start flights to Washington Dulles International Airport beginning on September 12th, 2012.

    Emirates will operate the American manufactured Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on its Washington, DC route, providing eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 304 seats in Coach.

    ...


    IAD is now the third new destination that EK has launched since the beginning of 2012; the other two are SEA and DFW. Future continually rumored destinations include ORD, MIA, and BOS.

    Other competitors on this route to and around the Middle East include:
    -Etihad Airways to AUH (beginning 3/31/13)
    -Turkish Airlines to IST
    -Ethiopian Airlines to ADD
    -Qatar Airways to DOH
    -Saudi Arabian Airlines to JED and RUH
    -United Airlines to BAH, DOH, DXB, and KWI


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    This is very exciting! I was hoping they'd use the A380 but the capacity is simply too huge. United is now going to have some serious competition on that route, especially because they serve so many destinations around the world that UA cannot reach from their hubs in the US.

    Now all we need is an MEA A330 to BEY icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
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    This is very exciting! I was hoping they'd use the A380 but the capacity is simply too huge. United is now going to have some serious competition on that route, especially because they serve so many destinations around the world that UA cannot reach from their hubs in the US.

    Now all we need is an MEA A330 to BEY icon_smile.gif


    They may use the A380 in due time. But there is already quite a bit of capacity on flights to the Middle East and the surrounding area:
    -Etihad Airways will use an A340
    -Ethopian Airlines uses a B777
    -Turkish Airlines uses an A330
    -Qatar Airways uses a B777
    -United Airlines uses B777's for BAH, DOH, KWI, and DXB

    United may face some competition but I'm not sure if it would really hurt them. United has a contract, to my knowledge, with the U.S. government for flights to the Middle East such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai, and Qatar. Now, if their contract doesn't state that U.S. government employees have to fly a U.S.-based airline, then they probably would face some serious competition in regards to the on-board products.
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    Mar 15, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    Emirates is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which has over 50,000 employees, and is wholly owned by the government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai.

    The government of the UAE, which is unelected, does not uphold basic human rights such as free speech or freedom of the press.

    Upwards of 70% of the populace are foreign born workers who are treated very badly in a caste system that provides few if any legalprotections to migrant workers.

    Additionally, the UAE, being a satellite country of Saudi Arabia, refuses o recognize the State of Israel.

    Also, they hate homos.

    Basically, if you fly Emirates, you are supporting an unelected, human rights abusing, entrenched monarchacy!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_United_Arab_Emirates

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel–United_Arab_Emirates_relations

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    Mar 17, 2012 10:57 AM GMT
    Haaretz said Emirates is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which has over 50,000 employees, and is wholly owned by the government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai.

    The government of the UAE, which is unelected, does not uphold basic human rights such as free speech or freedom of the press.

    Upwards of 70% of the populace are foreign born workers who are treated very badly in a caste system that provides few if any legalprotections to migrant workers.

    Additionally, the UAE, being a satellite country of Saudi Arabia, refuses o recognize the State of Israel.

    Also, they hate homos.

    Basically, if you fly Emirates, you are supporting an unelected, human rights abusing, entrenched monarchacy!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_United_Arab_Emirates

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel–United_Arab_Emirates_relations







    wrong wrong wrong bla bla bla ,,,icon_razz.gif even your links lol
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    Mar 17, 2012 11:19 AM GMT
    Haaretz,

    A very simplistic viewpoint of life out here, ask the 70 percent of those people who are migrant workers, including myself, and ask themy why they are here and the answer is simple...better salary and therefore a better lifestyle either here or at home! Granted work conditions aren't great for the labour workforce here but take at a look at the countries from where they have come from, it's no dance around the maypole there either!

    Censorship...not a problem, the internet and cable TV delivers to our screens the same as you get to watch back in the USA except less insular than the US. Civil rights, it takes time but it's getting there and there are clubs for EVERY taste out here if you know where to look, you can party on the beach till dawn, drink alcohol in licensed hotels/bars, the sports scene here is awesome, crime is minimal (I would rather raise my kids here than in many major cities in the US or Europe), weather is great, the local Emirate are great and tolerant people, just give respect both ways and life is no different than back home....etc!!! In short, visit here and see for yourself!
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    Mar 18, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    afl35 saidHaaretz,

    A very simplistic viewpoint of life out here, ask the 70 percent of those people who are migrant workers, including myself, and ask themy why they are here and the answer is simple...better salary and therefore a better lifestyle either here or at home! Granted work conditions aren't great for the labour workforce here but take at a look at the countries from where they have come from, it's no dance around the maypole there either!

    Censorship...not a problem, the internet and cable TV delivers to our screens the same as you get to watch back in the USA except less insular than the US. Civil rights, it takes time but it's getting there and there are clubs for EVERY taste out here if you know where to look, you can party on the beach till dawn, drink alcohol in licensed hotels/bars, the sports scene here is awesome, crime is minimal (I would rather raise my kids here than in many major cities in the US or Europe), weather is great, the local Emirate are great and tolerant people, just give respect both ways and life is no different than back home....etc!!! In short, visit here and see for yourself!



    Yeah, but they do hate homos!icon_wink.gif

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    Mar 30, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Per Emirates
    A world class airline
    handsome flight attendants too
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    Mar 30, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    Why fly Emirates?

    If the UAE is your destination, all major European carriers fly there as do Delta and United ( May 2012)

    If you prefer a carrier with more local connections, Turkish and Royal Jordanian fly there also.

    Turkey and Jordan, like the USA, may have issues with gay rights, but at least homosexuality is legal in both countries.

    I can vouch as someone else did that Royal Jordanian is a great airline and Jordan is an amazing country to visit!

    AFL- I can understand your point as I have lived in the Middle East too. As a single white guy I didn't feel under any threat, however it was difficult to ignore the treatment of the non white workers . They are treated like slaves and subhuman.

    The particular country I lived in offered an amnesty for foreigners who had overstayed or wanted to break their visas and people were climbing over embassy fences. (Not the UK or US embassies...)

    Every ticket on Emirates,Gulf, Qatar, Saudi, Egypt, Etihad, Singapore and Malaysian Airlines etc is lining the pockets of brutish regimes who kill and imprison gay people.

    Why support that?