Casey Neistat’s Take on Emirates First Class

Casey Neistat’s Take on Emirates First Class

Casey Neistat is one of the most popular “YouTubers” out there right now. The longtime filmmaker, whose many viral videos prompted me to follow him years ago, began a daily “vlog” last year and has since seen his popularity skyrocket. “Vlog” is a bit of a new media term, but he basically makes a movie every day about his life and what he’s up to, involving his family, his job, and his work. Recently Neistat published two great videos about his experience flying aboard Emirates in their premium cabins so I thought I’d share the videos for you to enjoy!

What’s the Points #003 – Emirates Fire, American Charts, Chase Reserve, United changes

What’s the Points #003 – Emirates Fire, American Charts, Chase Reserve, United changes

It’s another edition of What’s the Points! Today we’ll cover quite a bit from some new folks who have yet to be mentioned in previous episodes.

As always, please please let me know what you think in the comments! I’m looking forward to seeing how this grows but want to make sure I’m covering what you’d like to see.

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A look at competition between US and Middle East airlines

A look at competition between US and Middle East airlines

Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways have been in a bit of a political fight with the US Legacy Carriers (Delta, United, American).  The US carriers have repeatedly stated that they need more government protection from the Middle East Three because the Middle East airlines receive “billions in government subsidies” that have created an uneven playing field.  The US legacy carriers went as far as to release a white paper detailing their argument and their pleas for more government assistance. Here’s the white paper from the US legacy carriers     Back in June Emirates released a point-by-point rebuttal.  In their response they walk through each point that the US carriers have made and provided their response. It’s well-researched, well-sourced, and I think makes a pretty compelling response from the ME3.  If nothing else it sums up just how important the Middle East airlines have become in today’s airline landscape. Here’s a link to the Emirates paper. As we go into 2016 there is no doubt more airline industry consolidation on the way, but at least legacy carriers seem to be settling down on that front for the moment.  The Emirates paper is a good summary of the competitive landscape of the industry itself, so I thought it’d be good to share on this first day of the new year.   

 

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