MEA Suspends Flights to Iraq’s Erbil

Iraq's Kurdistan vote for independence has resulted in more than 92% of voters saying "Yes" and the Iraqi authorities don't seem too happy about it. They have already ordered the country's Kurdish area to surrender control of its international airports and requested from the Lebanese & Egyptian authorities to halt flights to Erbil, Kurdistan's capital. MEA has complied and its chairman has confirmed "the suspension of all flights to and from Arbil from Friday, upon…

How a non-Stop MEA Flight from Beirut to New York Looks Like

Lebanese President Michel Aoun headed to New York on Monday to take part in the UN General Assembly Annual meeting. The president's flight was a ME001 non-stop presidential flight to New York JFK airport. Lebanese Plane Spotters tracked down the plane and even got an awesome shot of the MEA plane landing in JFK, which is unfortunately not very common since there's an active ban on Lebanese carriers in the US & Canada. It will…

Chaos at Beirut’s Airport

7 months ago
I had a flight today at 8:30AM so I got to the airport at 5:10AM to be on the safe side, especially after seeing what happened last week. Unfortunately, it was chaotic to say the ...

I Hate Loud People on a Plane

8 months ago
I don’t want to be the party-pooper here but people singing and dancing during a flight is probably the worst thing after turbulence. I’m never comfortable when I fly or even when I used to ...

Wings of Lebanon Makes Emergency Landing in Larnaca

8 months ago
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 ...

MEA Passenger Makes Mid-Air Surprise Proposal

9 months ago
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 ...

Lebanese no longer need a Visa to Travel to Qatar

10 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

10 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

10 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

11 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 ...