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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:10 PM
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A new escape from Iraq - if you're a Westerner (Expat Airways)
Source: McClatchy Newspapers

A new escape from Iraq - if you're a Westerner
By Mike Drummond

BAGHDAD A new no-frills airline that begins weekly flights between Baghdad and Amman, Jordan, in August will only accept certain passengers - U.S. and Western citizens.

Iraqis, Indians, Pakistanis and other non-Westerners need not apply.

Expat Airways, looking to capitalize on the thousands of contract workers in Iraq, is believed to be the worlds only commercial airline to blacklist such a large swath of nationalities.

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Ashraf Mraish, managing director for Pro Group, based in Amman, said Jordans tight visa restrictions drove the decision to exclude non-Westerners. Refugees have overwhelmed Jordan, which has imposed strict entry requirements for Iraqis.

It would cost us much more to accommodate non-Westerners, Mraish said this week. We hope this flight is a solution to make (contractors) lives easier.






Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/iraq/story/17967.html
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:23 PM
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1. Maybe a Rose Petal Parade can be arranged
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youngdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:01 AM
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2. They should also invest in a helicopter fleet.
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