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Qatar Airways has launched a new worldwide up to 30% off sale that is applicable for both economy and business class fates.

Qatar Airways Up To 30 Percent Off Sale For Travel October 1 - December 10 2016

The offer is valid for travel between October 1 – December 10, 2016, and must be ticketed by July 19. Privilege Club members are also eligible to earn double miles for flights taken between the same period. Register for the double miles promotion on “Offers”. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways announced second airline share purchase this week. Taking 10% stake on Latam Airlines (read more here) was not enough. The airline decided to purchase 49% of Meridiana. Both deals are still pending.

Qatar Airways Meridiana

Meridiana is an Italian airline that has been around since the 1960’s but is relatively unknown internationally, although it uses Avios as its loyalty program currency. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways is on a buying spree and made an announcement today at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK that it would acquire a 10% stake in Latam Airlines, which was created with the merger of Lan (Chile) and TAM (Brazil).

Qatar Airways LATAM

Qatar Airways already owns a 15% stake in IAG that is the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways Privilege Club Globetrotter promotion that awards you bonus miles and badges for visiting select destinations in specific time frames will return for May 2016 – March 2017.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Globetrotter Campaign Returns For 2016

You can earn 100,000 bonus Qmiles and tier upgrade (or additional 50,000 bonus if Platinum) for collecting all the four badges. Members that completed the previous Globetrotter campaign will earn bonus too. [click to continue…]

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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…]