Not so Fast, Qatar Airways

American, Delta and United have teamed up begging President Trump to crack down on Qatar Airways nonstop flights to Europe saying it violates MAGA. Genius?

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When it comes to the airline business, it’s no secret that the U.S. wants to be on top especially compared to the steep foreign competition they face. American, Delta, and United airlines have all figured that out and it’s been reported by Inc. that the CEOs of these companies- Ed Bastian for American, Doug Parker for Delta, and Oscar Munoz for United- have reached out to President Donald Trump in order to enforce stricter regulations with foreign airlines. The one airline these three have been focusing on is Air Italy, which Qatar airways owns 49% of, because they’re able to fly nonstop from the U.S. to Europe.

According to Qatar Airways’ Annual Fiscal Report for 2017-2018, they invested in Meridiana airlines which was the parent company to Air Italy and that’s how they managed to acquire 49% of it. The acquisition allowed Qatar to expand in terms of aircrafts and flight destinations which has helped increase the company’s revenue over the past couple years. The report claimed that the company was to receive 20 new Boeing-747 aircrafts and they acquired four new cargo freight planes.

One of the locations listed in the report for cargo travel was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and it has been reported that Air Italy was already taking flights from New York and Miami with plans to also take flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Delta, American, and United Airlines all decided to take affirmative action against Qatar claiming that they’ve violated an agreement with the U.S. over the airline’s choice of flight paths and non-stop trips. The three CEOs even decided to take an ad out in the New York Times to voice their displeasure with the direction that Qatar Airways is taking their business and to call out to President Trump because the CEOs stated that this is another example of Americans losing in the job market to foreign companies.

The beginning of the letter states, “Your administration was built on the enduring principle that the U.S. government will stand up for American workers against foreign governments that break their trade agreements with our country,” the CEOs wrote. The letter goes on to say that Qatar has invested tens of millions of dollars in order to be able to fly to more U.S. destinations. There hasn’t been any official word from President Trump on the matter just yet.


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American, Delta and United have teamed up begging President Trump to crack down on Qatar Airways nonstop flights to Europe saying it violates MAGA. Genius?

Totals
43% They’re onto something
57% What a joke, bye
Males
31% They’re onto something
69% What a joke, bye
Females
64% They’re onto something
57% What a joke, bye

They’re onto something

What a joke, bye


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