American Airlines To End Codeshares with Qatar, Etihad

by Susie Olson July 14, 2017, 0:31
American Airlines To End Codeshares with Qatar, Etihad

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is coming under fire from both flight attendants and pilots after he was shown on camera bragging about hiring young women to be flight attendants, while simultaneously mocking rivals for employing "grandmothers".

But he said the decision would not lead to his airline reducing services to the United States.

Separately, American said that Qatar Airways had withdrawn an anti-trust submission to USA regulator, the Federal Trade Commission, requesting permission to buy a stake in American Airlines.

"We are committed to the U.S. market and American consumers, and are taking all possible measures to ensure that the flying public is not harmed by this decision".

On the same day, American confirmed that Qatar Airways intends to continue with its plan to acquire an unsolicited equity stake in the airline.

"Straight from Akbar Al Baker lips, he confirms what AFA has said all along: Qatar Airways thrives on misogyny and discrimination". American Airlines also said it would no longer code share with Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi.

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The US airline said it was making the move as "an extension of our stance against the illegal subsidies that these carriers receive from their governments".

They want President Trump's administration to review the Open Skies agreements that allow the Gulf carriers to fly freely from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to any US destination.

Etihad issued a statement on the decision, saying it was "disappointed" with the decision and called the parting: "anti-competitive and anti-consumer". This is a time of strong rivalry between our airline and the United States carriers, and we are of course immensely proud of our own cabin crew.

Qatar Airways, like American, is a oneworld global alliance member so interlining, frequent flyer and lounge benefits remain pertinent.

Qatar Airways sent a revised antitrust filing to U.S. regulators yesterday (12 June) seeking clearance to buy up to a 10% stake in the USA carrier.

The U.S. airline's own rules require advance approval from its board for the purchase of a stake of 4.75 percent or more.

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