I agree with you. That has nothing to do with the security, let alone the safety. Moreover, USA directly admits by this decision, that their security check points at the Gulf airports are...
Very reasonable, but i guess Flt Ctl check before take-off has passed since NTSB suspects the damage occurred due to the strong winds i.e. during take-off roll. Anyway, that is not so clear.
+taw1159 don't think about boarding and disembarkation only. What about emergency evacuation requirements? Have you ever heard about that?
bernard: "Airlines don’t make money with Russian commercial planes and this is why Iran Air is so desperate to buy Airbus and Boeing, although they are three to ten times more expensive" =>...
Isn't that against the antitrust laws?