Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.
Being a pilot isn’t just a job for me; it’s a family affair. My father flew jets for Trans World Airlines for three decades, and my brother retired last year from an aviation career that began 30 years earlier with US Airways.
For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.
American Airlines flies daily between New York and Milan. Delta flies daily between New York and Milan. United flies daily between New York and Milan, as do Alitalia and Emirates. So guess which airline won the fiscal 2017 General Services Administration contract for official U.S. government travel?
News that the U.S. Department of State will hold talks next month with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is, to this longtime observer of U.S. international aviation, a significant victory for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.
Jennifer Lopez didn’t respond to a request by Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, the largest flight attendant union, to skip a concert for Qatar Airways.