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Qatar Air wants to buy 10 percent of American in ‘puzzling’ move

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, visitors walk up an airstair to inspect a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in Qatar Airways livery at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A recent comment from Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson about 9/11 has escalated a dispute between U.S. airlines and fast-growing Persian Gulf competitors. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

American Airlines has been a vocal critic of Qatar Air’s expansion efforts, claiming it and two other Middle Eastern airlines get massive subsidies from their governments. American’s CEO told employees, “We aren’t particularly excited about Qatar’s outreach.”

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