The commercial rivalry between Gulf carriers and US legacy carriers continues to fuel hostility.

The issue came to head when the US banned electronic devices on flights taking off from the Gulf region.

United took this rivalry a step further when its President and CEO, Oscar Munoz, issued a statement saying Gulf carriers were not ‘real airlines’.

In response, Emirates has trolled the US carrier after the latter faced global backlash following videos of the airline forcefully expelling a passenger from its flight.