British Airways Suspends All Flights into Cairo, Egypt for 7 Days

British Airways Suspends All Flights into Cairo, Egypt for 7 Days
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British Airways has SUSPENDED all of its flights into Cairo, Egypt for seven days "as a precaution."

Uh Huh!   A Precaution?   Against what?

Clearly the British have taken some type of decision - possibly relating to Iran's seizure of a British Oil Tanker -- that . . . .  might make commercial air travel . . . . unsafe . . . .  in that part of the world over the next 7 days ???????

You're smart people.  Read between the lines . . . .

The UK’s flag carrier has apparently suspended all its flights to the capital of Egypt for a whole week, calling the move a “precaution,” letters from the company shared by stranded passengers indicate.

The abrupt move was made by British Airways on Saturday and quietly announced to the customers through letters that provided little insight into why the “precaution” was even necessary. No official public statement from the company has been given so far.

The unluckiest travelers were hit by the measure right before boarding their flights and were left stranded at the airport as a result.

“We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment,” the letter from the carrier to passengers reads.

“The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our priority, and we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so.”

 

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Stephen Ellis · 3 months ago
    Hal - What would be the ‘trigger’ for a formal response from NATO to ensure safe passage of commercial shipping through the Gulf?
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      Stephen Ellis · 3 months ago
      Attempt to answer my own question. Let’s work on the thesis that NATO wants nothing to do with a full blown conflict and will remain on the sidelines. Do any of the other European countries statements carry any weight? With the UK out-foxed and practically throwing in the towel, it just leaves the US to be ‘hung out to dry’ should things go hot. Urge extreme caution for the US in this arena.
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    Orlinda Mardesich · 3 months ago
    When they pull the diplomats then things are really close.
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    John Sandstrom · 3 months ago
    Lufthansa just followed suit. Not good.
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      Robert A · 3 months ago
      I read that as well but what makes Luftwaffe strange is they claim resuming tomorrow only did for today yet its already evening there so it was useless yet needed security??
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    Jonathan Munday · 3 months ago
    Britain seized an Iranian tanker this week. Why the heck do they get to play the victim here? Oh, I forgot, the general public is stupid. 'Murica!
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    Wayne Burden · 3 months ago
    The State Department should immediately issue travel warnings and/or bans (depending on where they’re going) for all Americans heading to a Middle Eastern destination until this current issue with Iran is taken care of.
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    William Raywalt · 3 months ago
    I would suspect that ANY western or NATO country's assets, both civilian and military, will become targets of opportunity when the hostilities actually go hot. This will certainly include airlines, oil company assets such as refineries and oil tankers, and cruise ships. Also, foreigners traveling in the areas may become targets as well.