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A spat between U.S. airlines and politicians and leading Gulf carriers Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways PJSC may be about to heat up again.The comments concern an addition to the bill that calls for foreign airlines from nations lacking income-tax treaties with the U.S. to pay corporate duties where American carriers operate fewer than two services a week to those countries, the Financial Times reported.Etihad recorded a $1.87 billion loss last year as it grappled with a failed investment strategy, a slump in oil-related travel and pressures from the U.S., which sought to restrict travel to America by people from a number of Muslim-majority nations and later imposed restrictions on using electronic devices in U.S.-bound planes departing Mideast hubs.
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