JetBlue Sides With Gulf Carriers On Open Skies… Sort Of

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    One of the hottest "political" topics in the airline industry this year has been the battle for Open Skies, going on between the “big three” US carriers (American, Delta, and United) and the “big three” Gulf carriers (Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar). As I’ve explained, I think the US carriers are right for expressing their grievances, regardless of whether anything comes of it or not. Unfortunately the way the US airlines have been trying to make their case has been nothing short of humiliating, so the Middle Eastern carriers are almost winning by default. While there are six "primary" airlines involved in this debate, it's interesting when other airlines chime in. For example, British Airways has denounced the argument of the US carriers, probably thanks in no small part to Qatar Airways having a stake in them. The post JetBlue Sides With Gulf Carriers On Open Skies… Sort Of appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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