I am looking to fly mid-July on Qatar Airways round trip between Cape Town, South Africa and Paris, France. With the political situation at the moment, would there be any recourse for potential flight cancellations?

  • Welcome to the site! I edited your question to remove the part asking if there's a risk to using this route, since that's really a matter of personal opinion. None of us has a crystal ball so nobody can say how much the political situation with Qatar will change in the next few weeks. – David Richerby Jun 28 '17 at 7:57
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    I was in Qatar last week. Seemed pretty normal to me. I wouldn't worry about it personally. Just regional politics. – Calchas Jun 28 '17 at 7:57

You'll be fine. Qatar Airways is flying more or less normally, albeit with slightly longer flight times than usual, and your flights are not to/from/via/over any of the countries imposing sanctions.

The only theoretical risk is that the current conflict deteriorates into outright war, but that's highly unlikely.

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    Both Paris-Qatar and Capetown-Qatar would normally fly over countries imposing sanctions. Due to the sanctions, they won't. It doesn't change the bottom line that you'll be fine. – ugoren Jun 28 '17 at 22:30

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