True but again the US carriers are still crying over spoilt milk. Before Emirates, it was TWA and PanAm which served the lucrative markets between Africa-US or West Asia-US. Now with those 2 airlines gone, the US3 decided not to serve them. They only inherited landing rights eg United inherited PanAm's MIA hub and decided to add more domestic and regional routes(very good idea) but there was no airline left to serve those sectors except Emirates during their growth, using their hub as a transit hub instead of an O/D hub. When Emirates became successful, QR and EY followed in EK's footsteps then when it became successful for EK, EY and QR, the US3 started crying subsidies forgetting that many chose the ME3 carriers because of their excellent service and their hubs having a geographical advantage joining any city pairs with only one stop.
Thats the end of my story😉