Qatar Air has also had a long-running feud with American Airlines (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
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Airlines in the Middle East are used to avoiding trouble spots, but airspace closures spurred by mounting tension between Iran and the U.S. mean they now face diversions whether flying north, south, east or west.Israeli airlines have been barred from skies above most other Middle East states for decades, while wars in Syria and Yemen mean overflights there are too risky, according to regulators.r Royal Jordanian is among carriers that actively avoid Syria because of the simmering conflict there. Flights to other Arab states also can't cross Israel, so an Amman-Beirut service must head south before looping north over Egypt, doubling the travel time.
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