How Foreign Airlines Thrive as U.S. Flounders
Start by Charging $14,635 for First Class and Offer an Onboard Shower 4 Aug 08 abcnews Emirates Airline dodging flight delay compensation pay outs The Sun What to expect for a French General Strike
EXtra luggage allowance for shopping in Dubai Jan 15-Feb 15 2009
1/21/09 The Dubai Mall offers festive discounts and entertainment choices as a key sponsor of DSF 2009 ameinfo.com
11/23/08 Emirates airline will increase flights to Italy from 10 flights a week to 21 to Rome, 21 to Milan and 14 to Venice. Etihad Airways wants to add 7 to Rome and Milan. Italy has become the port of entry fromthe middle east. Nice chunk of change for the Italians, each flight slot is worth 4.2 million euros apiece, total 550 million euros! Boost for tourism.
10/20/08 South Africa: Emirates Cuts Flight Over Slow Aircraft Delivery allafrica.com
10/10/08 Emirates finally gets delivery date for second A380
57% have no loyalty to Gulf-based airlines
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8/16/08 ATTN. UK, Manchester and Gatwick, baggage handlers Swissport, threaten strikes. Affected airlines Virgin, Emirates, Monarch, KLM, Air France,Cypress Air, Ethiad amongst others.Paul R Taylor. manchestereveningnews.co.uk
8/14/08 Heathrow Airport Sees First Mobile Use On A Commercial Flight
8/13/08 Three of the biggest Middle Eastern airlines – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways – have made it to the 2008 list of top 10 global airlines, according to the latest survey by Skytrax, a global air transport research organisation specialising in global airline and airport customer surveys.business24-7.ae 6 Aug 08 Nonstop daily service between Los Angeles and Dubai will begin in October, but on a Boeing 777.latimes.com 8/1/08 Emirates airline website plummets offline in A380 excitement theregister.co.u
Seems hard to imagine but US Airways is taking out there individual seat TV's due to weight and here we have this weight luxury from Emirates.
7/30/08 Emirates new Airbus 380 planes will be offered the first in-flight showers to be made available on a commercial aircraft. But only first-class passengers will be allowed in the cubicles and they will have just five minutes each under the water jets. The shower areas will have heated flooring, leather seating and display screens inside the showers showing flight progress and live pictures from the aircraft's tail. Lights will warn bathers how much time they have left in the shower. The innovation was announced as Emirates tries to beat rival Singapore Airlines, which offered private cabins and double beds when it started flying A380 planes last year.nzherald.co.nz
Emirates took delivery on Monday of the first of its 58 superjumbos.
7/28/08 Airbus delivers first A380 to Emirates Airline zawya.com
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2 July 08 This week Emirates told AME Info that it is cancelling its service to Alexandria, Egypt because of high fuel costs. ameinfo.com 9 June 08 Emirates to fly its first A380 on Aug 1 to New York City. DUBAI: Emirates airline officials say its first flight of the Airbus' A380 aircraft will be to New York on August 1. theeconomictimes.com 5/28/08 At the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2008 gala ceremony, Emirates walked away with four of the most coveted airline gongs for “Best Airline”, “Best Business Class”, “Best Regional Airline” and “Best Frequent Flyer Programme”. In the other three airline categories in which Emirates was eligible to compete, it was ranked amongst the top three. easiertravel 5/27/08 Airline survey regarding mobile phones. timesonlilne 3 March 08 Emirates attacks Kiwi route with A380, Emirates is set to cause a major stir on the trans-Tasman route, after confirming plans to deploy the world's largest passenger jet on its Sydney to Auckland services from February next year.business.smh.au
8 New passenger destinations by TTN 1/08