You Know Iraq's Bad When...

Tyler Durden's picture

While Malaysian Airlines may have still been flying over warzones, it appears things have become so unstable and dangerous in Iraq that none other than Emirates Airlines has chosen to "re-route' around the troubled nation:


The re-routing is expected to take a few days according to an emailed statement as Emirates joins numerous other airlines in avoiding playing 'missile launcher roulette' with their passenger's lives to save a few bucks on gas.

Of course, with the world increasingly at war, airspace (and energy) needs may soon be at a premium once again.


As The BBC reports,

Emirates' president Sir Tim Clark told The Times MH17 "changed everything" and it was "very nearly in European airspace".


The airline told the BBC it was taking "precautionary measures" and "working on alternative routing plans for flights using Iraqi airspace


"We are closely monitoring the situation along with international agencies, and will never compromise the safety of our customers and crew," said Emirates.


Sir Tim said he thought other airlines would follow.


Emirates' president told The Times greater intelligence from the government about the safety of airspace would be welcome.

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Cattender's picture

Mission Accomplished...

Escrava Isaura's picture


meaningless cliché. You have to do better than that.

Catullus's picture

Meaning commercial airliners are realizing air forces are using them as cover to make bombing raids?

Still waiting on the US state department to release their AWACS evidence of what happened with MH17. As if anyone believes that you don't know exactly how this went down. " but but but, the missile was fired by pro-Russian separatists!!!"

QQQBall's picture

A few days to reroute flights to Iraq? You're kidding, right?

syntaxterror's picture

What next? Re-routing to avoid Fukushima?

RiderOnTheStorm's picture

In a similar instance I would like to point out that my neighbor has a dog.  As a result, I always have an "alternate routing plan" around their yard, if you know what I mean.

Bossman1967's picture

Why are we funding these caliphate seeking people that when done there will turn thier focus on us. How do they say it, the big devil.I saw pics today of them be heading Christians and putting thier heads on fences. A pic that will b in my head for a very long time thanks to glenn beck at the blaze but in fairness he warned of explicite pictures.OUCH. Pleas dont grade my finger typing on this I phone

Tulpa's picture

Last time there were no-fly zones over Iraq, the US economy was booming.  So maybe this will bring it back?

kill switch's picture



The way things are going around the fucking world we should ground all flights....... My bones will not be on any air vehicle.........................And TSA derangement...