Emirates Has Another Incident Departing Dubai Airport

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  1. What is going on with Emirates? I know they’ve had some issues in the past, but lately they’ve had a couple of really close calls. Had one more thing gone wrong in each and we’d be talking about accidents here. All of the airlines have suffered issues with regard to struggling with personnel issues, and my guess is that EK’s handling of this problem could get a lot of people killed.

  2. Emirates might want to augment its pilot training to include a case study of the KLM/Pan Am takeoff vs. taxiing collision of two 747s at Tenerife on March 27, 1977

  3. Air France is in many ways run for French Bureaucrats. Many loss making routes exist only to serve them, but even more critically massive amounts of money are wasted on an exceptionally elaborate First Class that they lose money on every seat they sell and exists not for any business reason, but only so that Air France can upgrade French bureaucrats from Y Fares into an F the likes of which doesn’t exist in any airline in Europe or North America . . . a product that they make almost impossible to redeem – you must be at least Flying Blue Gold – because it doesn’t exist for Air France customers or to make money but is there only for political patrons. Notice how Air France’s KLM brand has no First Class at all – why would they, as the French bureaucracy never flies through Amsterdam?

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