If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Disjoin From Them: American Airlines Ends Codeshare Relationships With Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways

American Airlines is ending its codeshare relationships with Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways effective as of Thursday, March 1, 2018, according to multiple media sources; and the main reason is because of the ongoing Open Skies debate in which representatives of airlines based in the United States accuse the three airlines of the Persian Gulf — Qatar Airways, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways — of…

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Electronics Ban No Longer Applies to These Five Airlines — But…

The “aviation security enhancements” — which is known more popularly and appropriately as an electronics ban — became effective on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 with which all personal electronic devices larger than a mobile telephone were required to be placed and secured in checked baggage at ten airports from which flights depart for the United States, as they were no longer permitted in carry-on luggage or other accessible property in any passenger cabin aboard airplanes on the affected flights.

As first mentioned in this article pertaining to Royal Jordanian Airlines — from which the news of the electronics ban was first leaked…

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One Example of Where Starpoints are More Than Double the Value of Marriott Rewards Points

In this promotion where you can earn 20 percent more Etihad Guest miles when converting from partner currencies through Monday, October 31, 2016 is one example of where Starpoints are more than double the value of Marriott Rewards points — but an explanation of the details of the promotion is needed in order to provide an illustration of that point.

All you need to do is select from your choice of 16 points conversion partners consisting of…

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Your Chance to Win Tickets for Two Aboard the Airbus A380 Aircraft Operated by Etihad Airways

To celebrate its Airbus A380 aircraft flying daily between New York and Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is offering to give away to one winner of this promotion tickets for two people to try out the new aircraft for themselves as passengers — but you must be a resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or greater and who is a member of Facebook in order to participate in this contest.

No purchase is necessary; and there is a limit of a maximum of one entry per person for the duration of this promotion — but you must…

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Are Middle Eastern Carriers Really Superior to Other Commercial Airlines?

“Have you flown one of these middle eastern carriers? I’d love to know what you think. Should other airlines be worried? Is the competition unfair?”

George Hobica — the founder of Airfarewatchdog — asked those questions in this article in The Huffington Post pertaining to his experience as a passenger in the business class cabin on airplanes operated by Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

Why, yes I have, George — and I initially agreed with you on my first flight on Etihad Airways, where I wrote that “this is one of the better economy class cabins I have ever experienced” and that “my first experience suggests that Etihad Airways is a top choice.”


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Earn Double Miles With Etihad Guest

You can earn double miles with Etihad Guest if you fly as a passenger in the economy class cabin between Thursday, September 17, 2015 and Tuesday, December 15, 2015 — but you must register for this promotion by Monday, September 28, 2015.

To be eligible for this offer, you must…

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Earn Up to Quadruple Miles With Etihad Guest — But…

Effective through Tuesday, September 15, 2015, you can earn quadruple Etihad Guest frequent flier loyalty program miles when you travel as a passenger seated in the first class cabin; and triple Etihad Guest miles in business class.

Simply book your next trip with Etihad Airways, Alitalia, Jet Airways, airberlin, Air Serbia or Air Seychelles — but you must register here before Monday, July 20, 2015; and…

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Etihad Airways: My Third Flight — On a Jet Airways Aircraft This Time

I arrived at Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport — which serves the greater Johannesburg metropolitan area — for a flight operated by Etihad Airways, which was scheduled to depart just prior to 10:00 in the morning.

There was a line which wrapped around in a queue several times. It was probably between 15 to 20 minutes before I was able to check in, which really was not all that bad considering how long was the queue — and I dislike waiting in lines.

The agent behind the counter handed me a card printed on a heavy coated stock, which is shown below on the right. The message on it was as follows…

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