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3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« on: July 30, 2007, 07:05:37 AM »
3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight

"Three Arab princesses and members of their entourage were kicked off a British Airways flight in Milan, Italy, Thursday after a dispute over seating arrangements caused a three-hour delay, the London Daily Mail reported. The three women, members of the Qatar royal family, objected to being seated next to men who were not relatives—a conservative Muslim custom observed in Qatar and many Gulf states.

After two male members of the royal party complained about the seating arrangment, airline staff tried to accomodate the princesses. When the dispute dragged on without resolution, the princesses and the two men were escorted off the plain, the Daily Mail reported. The princesses were returning to Qatar from a shopping spree in Milan. The plane was bound for London's Heathrow Airport. Furious and frustrated passangers jeered and whistled as the royal party left the plane, the Daily Mail reported."
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007, 09:07:13 AM »
The princesses were returning to Qatar from a shopping spree in Milan.
Perhaps if they hadn't spent so much at Prada they could afford to fly first class.
They must be very low down on the aristocratic scale if they were flying economy.
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007, 10:58:03 AM »
They only had two bodyguards as well. There's no way two men could keep track of three women while they're shopping!  ;D :P (j/k)
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007, 11:05:32 AM »
Perhaps if they hadn't spent so much at Prada they could afford to fly first class.
They must be very low down on the aristocratic scale if they were flying economy. 

They were on a plane with other people????  What happened to the private jet?
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007, 11:34:13 AM »
Hi everyone,

There are at least 10,000 members of the House of Saud. Those further down on the totem pole receive smaller stipends. The House of Saud will eventually reach a point where it will begin to cave in due to the number of members. Many of the royals have resorted to shady real estate deals and other forms of unethical business practices to increase their standard of living. A few years ago there was a great article in the Atlantic Monthly called "The Fall of the House of Saud" by Robert Baer (a former CIA agent). If you would like to read more go here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/srch/?words=The+House+of+Saud&x=0&y=0
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007, 12:00:13 PM »
These princesses are actually wives of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, the commander-in-chief of its military, and the one who selects its cabinet members. Hardly down the totem pole.
http://www.qatarembassy.net/emir.asp

Also, Qatar has been ruled by the House of Al-Thani since 1850, and to my knowledge, they are not members of the House of Saud; however, with as much intermarriage as there is in that peninsula, it is entirely possible.
http://www.arab.net/qatar/qr_rulers.htm
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007, 02:38:50 PM »
Ha. Owned.

I bet they drank while they were in Italy, too.
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007, 04:45:45 PM »
You think we're hurting now, just wait till Saudi Arabia collapses in a Wahabi fundamentalist coup.  Millions more Muslim fundamentalists all wishing for or actively working towards the collapse of the West, the US economy shot to hell, and $7 / gallon gasoline. 
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 05:16:35 PM »
Again, not Saudi Arabia. Qatar. Learn your geography.  >:(
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 05:26:01 PM »
Let's make sure we stay out of politics on this one.
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007, 05:42:08 PM »
Let's make sure we stay out of politics on this one.

Point taken and heeded.
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Re: 3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2007, 05:52:58 PM »
Let's make sure we stay out of politics on this one.
I apologize if my response was too political. I only meant to point out that Arabs are not Mulims are not Saudis. Confusing Qataris with Saudis is like confusing the Portuguese with the Spanish. They are similar, but definitely distinct, cultures.
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