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If true about the state sponsorship, I wonder if that makes QR safer to fly than the others. Or is it perhaps the others taking this action to prove to the US that they are safer in order to get restrictions lifted.
Again if true wouldn’t the US know about this and start to impose sanctions on Qatar (the state) generally?
It seems to go well beyond this industry as the border with Saudi Arabia is now closed and Qatari citizens in the UAE requested to leave immediately the country (how?).
Most of QR flights from Europe/US use the route over Turkey and then Iraq (8 out of ten CDG/BRU-DOH journeys I made recently). Similarly, flights to Asia and Oceania would “just” need to bypass the UAE.
It becomes much more complicated for the flights to West and North Africa. Maybe QR will use their codeshare partner Royal Air Maroc for some of them.