I continue to be amazed that scheduled airlines are flying into Baghdad. No civilian would ever consider traveling to the city at this point, but 13 airlines are making the trip (see the full list here). Sure, most are obscure, but Royal Jordanian and Turkish are making the trip from Amman and Istanbul, respectively. And Iraqi Airways has a relatively robust schedule (considering), including plans to launch flights to London.
Iraqi Airways’ website offers some helpful exercises you can do so ensure that you remain healthy on board. They provide no tips on how to not be blown up upon arrival. Keep doing those foot pumps!
It’s worth checking out their website – there is absolutely no suggestion that, perhaps, there may be special precautions you may want to take upon arrival in Baghdad. Well, they do say “Make sure to take a registered taxi on arrival – these taxi’s are available at Baghdad International Airport.” Really? That’s it? Your biggest fear is taking an unlicensed taxi? Who knew?