Emirates slashes 23 weekly frequencies on UAE-US routes
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Well, it was just a matter of time. When the Department of Homeland Security enacted its electronic ban at the end of last month, there was speculation that airlines most affected by the ban would see their bookings drop off a cliff as passengers booked their travel on airlines that let them use electronic devices while in flight. Yesterday, we got a glimpse of what is likely to happen to the carriers impacted by this ban.
The first carrier to announce a reduction in US-Middle East travel is Emirates, which will cut frequencies on five routes. Per the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch:
“Over the past three months, we have seen a significant deterioration in the booking profiles on all our U.S. routes, across travel segments,” the airline said. “Emirates…