IAD-Dubai to start soon

 
Old Apr 29, 07, 11:24 pm
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IAD-Dubai to start soon

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/index...oute&Itemid=76

Question is will it be a tag from Kuwait or non stop from IAD!
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Old Apr 29, 07, 11:37 pm
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Old Apr 29, 07, 11:41 pm
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That's GREAT news!

I've always wanted to check it out!
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Old Apr 29, 07, 11:43 pm
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The article suggests they would fly three times a week to New York! (???)
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Old Apr 29, 07, 11:44 pm
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Is it just me or does the article mention New York not Washington?
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:06 am
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I think the UA spokesman was referring to Emirates flying to NYC successfully.
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:08 am
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Question is will it be a tag from Kuwait or non stop from IAD!
Does UA have Fifth Freedom rights in Kuwait?
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:11 am
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Ok, after a third and fourth reading, the article confusing. Or perhaps the writer is confused:

"A United Airlines source said: "Emirates were first to do this and nobody was quite sure it would work, especially as we are talking about a 13-hour flight. But it has been a huge success and now they are doing two flights a day to New York.

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It is thought that initial services will be around three times a week, direct from Dubai to New York, to "test the market."


I highly doubt UA would serve this route n/s from NYC.
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:21 am
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So where's the rotten plane that UA requires to start the service is going to come from?
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:39 am
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So where's the rotten plane that UA requires to start the service is going to come from?
Boeing. :trolleyes:
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:42 am
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Boeing. :trolleyes:
Uh, not quite. UA's not buying any new planes. It probably came from Boeing, but the question is certainly a good one. Easy with the :trolleyes:, there, partner.
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:54 am
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The article suggests they would fly three times a week to New York! (???)
No, just only for IAD-DXB. I think UA will successful first non-stop from IAD-DXB coming out official news releases tomorrow morning. I think it is enough capacity growth with UA. Do you know which equipment is 744 or 772ER?
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:55 am
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Does UA have Fifth Freedom rights in Kuwait?
Yes, it is. UA has gotten own fifth freedom traffic rights to KWI.
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Originally Posted by iriefrank View Post
Uh, not quite. UA's not buying any new planes. It probably came from Boeing, but the question is certainly a good one. Easy with the :trolleyes:, there, partner.
LOL. Yes, the parnter should have justified the emoticon usage by saying that the "rotten" plane was already delivered as opposed to ambiguously leaving the door open to a to-be-ordered "rotten" plane.

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Yes, it is. UA has gotten own fifth freedom traffic rights to KWI.
The US and Kuwait have an Open Skies treaty that would permit any US airline to carry traffic beyond Kuwait:

http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot8906.htm
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Old Apr 30, 07, 1:41 am
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LOL. Yes, the parnter should have justified the emoticon usage by saying that the "rotten" plane was already delivered as opposed to ambiguously leaving the door open to a to-be-ordered "rotten" plane.
We all know that they are not getting any new planes in the foreseeable future. They must ax or reduce frequencies somewhere if they are going to do this as a non stop and not as a tag flight out of KWI.
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