Wings of Lebanon Makes Emergency Landing in Larnaca

A Wings of Lebanon charter plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Larnaca airport in Cyprus after the pilot's windshield cracked in mid-flight at 37,000ft. The company eventually rented a MEA airplane to send the 120 passengers safely back to Beirut. The plane was not owned by Wings of Lebanon but rented temporarily from Olympus Airways. I'm not a fan of charter flights to be honest but cracked aircraft windshields are not race…

MEA Passenger Makes Mid-Air Surprise Proposal

A Lebanese man chose to propose to his girlfriend on board of a MEA plane heading to Armenia. Someone filmed the whole thing and the Middle East Airlines offered the young couple free tickets to any destination on their honeymoon. Expect more proposals on MEA flights from now on LOL!

Lebanese no longer need a Visa to Travel to Qatar

7 months ago
Qatar issued a memo yesterday adding Lebanon to its list of countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement. The memo issued by Qatar’s Airport Passports Departments stated that tourist visas will be granted instantly ...

[Updated] Air Canada CEO in Favor of a Beirut-Montreal Direct Flight

7 months ago
Update [July 11 2017]: Duncan Bureau from Air Canada tweeted that the request for a direct flight between Montreal and Beirut got refused by the Federal Government of Canada. There are ongoing talks between the ...

AUB Professor Denied Entry to the US Due to New “Extreme Vetting” Measures

8 months ago
George Saad, a Lebanese professor at the American University of Beirut, was “wrongfully denied entry to the US because of new “extreme vetting” measures”, according to the New York Post. When he landed Friday, Saad ...

I’m Taking Part in MEA’s Digital Networking Event in Sharm el Sheikh

9 months ago
Middle East Airlines is organizing its first digital networking event this year in Sharm el Sheikh and I’m gladly taking part in it and taking my wife and kid with me as well. There are ...

Off to Hawaii

10 months ago
Hello, this is Zahi, Najib’s brother and this is my first post on the blog. I moved to the US few years ago and I am currently residing in Portland with my wife and 3 ...

Royal Jordanian Get Poetic on US/UK Ban

10 months ago
This is even better than the Emirates reply, and that’s not the first time RJ pokes fun at Trump’s travel bans. The latest US Travel ban forbids passengers on flights from more than 10 Middle ...

UK Just Banned Laptops, Tablets on Flights from Lebanon & Five Other Countries

10 months ago
After US authorities banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries, the UK followed suit and issued a similar flight ban on anything electronic larger ...

US Ban on Electronic Devices to Affect 9 Middle Eastern Airports

10 months ago
CNN, BBC and The Guardian are reporting that the US authorities have just banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries. The requirement would forbid ...