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When I flew on GOL Smiles issues award (read more about the award success here) on Qatar Airways in business class, something nice happened along the way and I am not referring to the mess on the flight that I wrote about here.

Sometimes You Get Lucky

Qatar Airways had substituted the A350-900 aircraft that I was ticketed with an Airbus A330-200 with 2-2-2 seating that would have been completely different (substandard) experience. [click to continue…]

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Well. I had rather interesting flight yesterday from Doha to Buenos Aires that has a stop and crew change in Sao Paulo. Qatar Airways flies this route on less than stellar Boeing 777-200LR on 2-2-2 config in business and NO WiFi.

Flight From Hell QR733

What made the flight rather interesting was not the crew or the equipment but rather the passengers! Thank god this flight was rather empty in business. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways has launched a new super discounted business fare class R that it uses on some (most of mine) of the most competitive routes.

Qatar R BA U

The problem with this R class that it has not credited to most partners at all. When I had a look at British Airways tier points calculator, they had just added it with full TPs. BA still excludes the R fare class from earning anything. [click to continue…]

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It is now more than a year and a half since the opening of the new airport in Doha (was originally supposed to open in 2009) and you would think that all the opening issues would have been ironed out by now. Unfortunately this is not the case.

Doha Madness

I have transited at the airport numerous times over the past 18 months and three times over the past 10 days and here are the issues that I have encountered: [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways has launched a new economy and premium cabin fare sale + is offering triple Qmiles for travel take is booked in its website.

Qatar Airways Travel Festival & Triple Qmiles

The fare sale is valid for travel between January 19 – December 15, 2016, and must be booked January 11 – 19. You must register for the triple Qmiles offer that requires travel to be booked January 11 – 19 as well. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways and their CEO, ‘His Excellency’ (he goes by this title alone in aviation circles) Akbar Al Baker are on a big promotional tour, presenting their newest products including the Airbus A350 aircraft.

QR A380

During this promotional tour, CEO Al Baker fired once again against accusations by several CEO’s of American legacy carriers due to ‘unsubstantiated claims’. [click to continue…]