I won’t pretend to think I understand the Middle East political climate at a high level. But, this story came as a bit of a surprise to me.
Thus far at least seven airlines are expected to halt all flights to Doha:
- Fly Dubai
- Air Arabia
- Gulf Air
The move to isolate Qatar seems to be as a result of a speech that was rumored to have been delivered by an Emir. The reports that the story is false don’t seem to matter at the moment. Countries nearby are moving quickly to condemn Qatar.
Some countries have started revoking the right for planes from Qatar to overfly their country. Saudi Arabia is a big one, since a good number of Qatar Airways flights generally route over Saudi Arabia.
It’s also expected that Qatar Airways will be blocked from landing in these countries, creating an even bigger mess.
One Mile at a Time has some thoughts on how to deal with this if you have an upcoming Qatar Airways flight.
Definitely a complicated situation.
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