Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

By Reem Tolba

  222 planned flights of deportation were stopped by pilots across Germany. The flights were reportedly carrying rejected asylum seekers.   The German pilots are being praised for not wanting to take part in the controversial return of the refugees to their home country. The asylum seekers are mostly from Afghanistan, which has been deemed […]

This Is the First Airline in the Middle East to Introduce Installment Payment Plans

This Is the First Airline in the Middle East to Introduce Installment Payment Plans

Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline, has become the first in the region to introduce installment payment plans, according to Popsugar. So, basically, customers can pay for their flights over the course of three to 60 months.   Whether you’re a young aspiring traveler, or have a huge family and cannot afford the bulk paid […]

Egypt to Restore Flights to Russia Really Soon?

Egypt to Restore Flights to Russia Really Soon?

Moscow suspended flights to and from Egypt after an Airbus A321 plane en route from Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg crashed on the Sinai Peninsula as a result of an explosion on board on October 31, 2015.   The incident was subsequently qualified by Russia as a terrorist act, killed all 224 people aboard and Daesh claimed the responsibility for the attack.     Russia suggested a joint […]

US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  American officials have just exempted Etihad Airways from a ban on laptops and other types of electronics on some flights bound for the United States, restrictions instituted in March because of concerns that Daesh was developing a bomb that could potentially be hidden in portable devices.   The Abu Dhabi-based airline’s “electronics ban” was lifted after it implemented […]

UAE Closes down All Qatar Airways Offices Inside Its Borders

UAE Closes down All Qatar Airways Offices Inside Its Borders

  This just in – the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has closed all of Qatar Airways’ offices in the UAE with immediate effect.   Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have also revoked the licenses of Qatar Airways on Tuesday, and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours.     This all came […]

New Zealand Considers the Laptop Ban on Flights from the Middle East

New Zealand Considers the Laptop Ban on Flights from the Middle East

  New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English just announced that they’re considering to raise the security against flights from Muslim countries in the Middle east.   The new rules would follow similar measures taken last month by USA, UK, and Australia. Minister of Transport told Reuters in an interview in Dubai that “The New Zealand […]

Emirates Named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

Emirates Named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

by Jaida Khaled

  Mirror, mirror on the wall, which airline is the one to rule them all? TripAdvisor has just announced that Emirates is comfortably sitting on the Iron Throne of airlines, naming them the world’s best airline in an inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, as voted for by holidaymakers.   Emirates was followed by Singapore Airlines that […]

The World’s Best Business-Class Cabin? Qatar Airways Launches QSuite

The World’s Best Business-Class Cabin? Qatar Airways Launches QSuite

  Do you think Business Class with Emirates is as good as it gets? Well, we think not! Qatar Airways just took luxury, literally, to new heights by launching a new experience named the Qsuite.     “Today I am proud to unveil the future of premium travel with our new QSuite Business Class,” Qatar Airways Group CEO […]

Egypt Considers Subsidizing Domestic Flight Tickets to Encourage Local Tourism

Egypt Considers Subsidizing Domestic Flight Tickets to Encourage Local Tourism

  Another day in Egypt, another chance for something’s price to skyrocket. Well, here’s the plot twist. This thing’s price is not skyrocketing, in fact, it’s probably doing the opposite.   According to Enterprise, the Tourism Ministry is considering to subsidize domestic air travel by up to EGP 300 per ticket to encourage local tourism. […]

Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Tongue-In-Cheek Ad Jabs Trump

Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Tongue-In-Cheek Ad Jabs Trump

The entire world is talking about the US elections, and Royal Jordanian Airlines are no different. The flag carrier airline of Jordan decided to poke a little bit of fun at the possibility of a Trump presidency (and really, though, aren’t we all?) with its newest Facebook post. We here at Scoop Empire woud like to give them a […]