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

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

10/15/08  British Airways follows Virgin with fuel surcharge cut

10/15/08  Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Keeps its Date

10/10/08 Emirates finally gets delivery date for second A380
October 10, 2008

10/8/08 Emirates Terminal 3 geared for growth

57% have no loyalty to Gulf-based airlines
by Andrew Sambidge on Thursday, 14 August 2008

9/24/08 Emirates flights and instant upgrades

9/15/08 Emirates Airline Raises $265m for 2 Boeings

When 25 and 29 Aug
8/16/08 ATTN. UKManchester and Gatwick, baggage handlers Swissport, threaten strikes. Affected airlines Virgin, Emirates, Monarch, KLM, Air France,Cypress Air, Ethiad amongst others.Paul R Taylor.

8/14/08 Heathrow Airport Sees First Mobile Use On A Commercial Flight
Thursday 14th August 2008

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

6 Aug 08 Nonstop daily service between Los Angeles and Dubai will begin in October, but on a Boeing

8/1/08 Emirates airline website plummets offline in A380 excitement

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

Emirates took delivery on Monday of the first of its 58 superjumbos.

7/28/08  Airbus delivers first A380 to Emirates Airline

7/25/08 Model A380 breaks world record. 

Emirates unveils chip-based baggage handling.

07/16/2008 PRICED OUT BY OIL
Cheap Airlines Are Losing Altitude
By Dinah Deckstein, Spiegelonlineinternational

2 July 08 This week Emirates told AME Info that it is cancelling its service to Alexandria, Egypt because of high fuel costs.

Whose on strike today?

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.

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

14 May, 08 10% jump in their fares that comes into effect on Thursday. economictimesindiatimes.,com

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

8 New passenger destinations by TTN 1/08
Will be the biggest airline by 2015

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