Emirates CEO sees room for more US de...

Emirates CEO sees room for more US destinations

There are 3 comments on the The Modesto Bee story from May 1, 2012, titled Emirates CEO sees room for more US destinations. In it, The Modesto Bee reports that:

Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum holds several government positions in the Gulf city-state, and is an uncle of Dubai's ruler.

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JetBlast

Dubai, UAE

#1 May 1, 2012
Emirates is owned by the ultra deep-pockets Dubai government that thrives on $100+ for a barrel of oil. Additionally, they benefit from more favorable financing tools that US or European carriers. Not sure what aviation fuel costs them but the auto gas is $1.70/gal.

Emirates pays their ground staff a fraction of what other carriers have to pay their workers and unions are outlawed in the UAE. They've got a monopoly on a majority of their routes as they're located in a part of the world that has very little room for competition and their fares reflect it.

While the rest of the plant was reeling under a bad econmy and super-high fuel prices Dubai was in a position to exploit their advantages...no personal taxes, inexpensive labor force and governent-backed/no risk government funding.

Check back on Emirates in a year when they've completely overscheduled DXB airport and their delays rival PHL or EWR on a bad day.
Angry White United Pilot

North Hollywood, CA

#2 May 2, 2012
Yeah; but they also have young white woman as flight attendants, offer luxury that only a US Airline could only dream of, and still they fill there airplanes with passengers who are willing to pay $14,250 for a round trip first class ticket, and $9500. for a business class seat.

Meanwhile US airlines treat customers like crap, no food, bad attitudes, and charging for bags.

No wonder the US Airline industry is on its death kneel.
Hugh Jampton

Bowmanville, Canada

#3 Jul 5, 2012
Cannot but agree with the last comment. I was due to fly on a 767 from San Fran to Hawaii last summer. The plane was so old one of the doors fell off. Good luck to the USAF and their "new" 767's.

P.S. Why is everyone who works for Boeing called Randy. Is it their name or nature?

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