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Not gonna travel via the middle east because its dangerous!

I will/would and so would my spouse!
I would when traveling solo but not when traveling with my spouse!
I wouldn't and my spouse wouldn't either!
I would and am single!

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"I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« on: December 02, 2015, 05:58:33 PM »
I'd like to know who doesn't/wouldn't travel through hubs such as AMM/DXB/AUH/DOH etc because they are scared.

I am not talking about full vacations (not that I would mind) or multi-day stopovers but even something in the 0-48 hour range.

Ill have a poll up shortly.
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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 06:02:50 PM »
There's a moat of epic proportions between Abu Dhabi and Jordan

About as similar as Sushi at your local Pizza store and Sushi at Shallots.

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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 06:04:59 PM »
To add to this thread further I'd like to suggest people offering their concerns if they are avoiding travel as well as people share their experiences if they have traveled via any of those so called "dangerous" hubs.

There seems to be a negative sentiment shared in general about them and I think it would be best if people can share experiences and actual facts about traveling via those hubs.

This thread is not about people not wanting to travel on the airline itself due to it being "Anti-Israel" (@Yehuda   ::)).
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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 06:06:28 PM »
There's a moat of epic proportions between Abu Dhabi and Jordan

About as similar as Sushi at your local Pizza store and Sushi at Shallots.

Are you actually comparing Jordan to Iran?

Here's how the three places measure on a scale (give or take a couple dashes of course):

Abu Dhabi-------Jordan---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Iran
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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2015, 06:08:02 PM »
Based on my experiences and what I've heard, people that don't travel much are afraid and wary of these places, while the frequent traveler has no such concerns.

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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2015, 06:09:01 PM »
There's a moat of epic proportions between Abu Dhabi and Jordan
In which way? Jordan has a lot of Israeli's there as opposed to Abu Dhabi? Which is safer?

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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2015, 06:10:28 PM »
Based on my experiences and what I've heard, people that don't travel much are afraid and wary of these places, while the frequent traveler has no such concerns.

Yeah, that's generally my experience as well.

Forget stopping in Jordan or Dubai: "Wait, what? You're flying an Arab airline? Good luck man. They'll probably spit in your food. That is, if you have the balls to order a KSML. Wait, do they even have KSML? Yeah, forget spitting, they'll probably poison you. You probably won't even make it to Dubai. Dibs on your iPad."
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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2015, 06:10:53 PM »
I think I would do abu Dubai and possibly even Jordan if I were single not Iran. Married, none of them

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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 06:11:46 PM »
Yeah, that's generally my experience as well.

Forget stopping in Jordan or Dubai: "Wait, what? You're flying an Arab airline? Good luck man. They'll probably spit in your food. That is, if you have the balls to order a KSML. Wait, do they even have KSML? Yeah, forget spitting, they'll probably poison you. You probably won't even make it to Dubai. Dibs on your iPad."
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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 06:12:35 PM »
I think I would do abu Dubai and possibly even Jordan if I were single not Iran. Married, none of them
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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 06:12:39 PM »
Yeah, that's generally my experience as well.

Forget stopping in Jordan or Dubai: "Wait, what? You're flying an Arab airline? Good luck man. They'll probably spit in your food. That is, if you have the balls to order a KSML. Wait, do they even have KSML? Yeah, forget spitting, they'll probably poison you. You probably won't even make it to Dubai. Dibs on your iPad."

When you enter the shower onboard its really a trap and theyll just flush you out of the plane! Bye Bye!

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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2015, 06:13:53 PM »
Funny how the Etihad glitch last year had lots of people changing their tune.
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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »
Take Iran out if the equation, that wasn't the point.

The point that I'm trying to bring out,  is that people here in DDF are over simplifying the Danger of Jordan VS AUH.


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Re: "I don't travel via the middle east because its dangerous"
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2015, 06:17:01 PM »
Mrs. AJK in "one of those dangerous countries."

Terrifying.

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