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Wall Street Journal’s The Middle East columnist Scott McCartney filed an interesting piece from Dubai yesterday (access on WSJ) about the growth of the Gulf carriers of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways in the United States.

WSJ Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Make Their Move on the U.S.

As the US airlines are incapable of competing with the new planes, entertainment, food and service they are just whining and would like to US government to renegotiate the open skies agreement between the countries. [click to continue…]

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Last Thursday, I transited for the very first time through the new airport in Doha. I had only seen the Premium Terminal previously (quite a few times), but the bussing around from/to planes was getting very tiresome.

Fabulous Friday Qatar Airways Business Lounge Doha

The business class lounge looked tastefully done for a Middle Eastern airport and I was surprised the qualify of the adult beverages offered. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways has launched a new business class 2-4-1 companion fare sale from all destinations that needs to be ticketed by October 31, 2014, and is for travel by April 30, 2015 (blackout dates apply).

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Companion Sale October 2014

The fares that Qatar Airways advertises on the country specific sites are tax inclusive. The eligible discounted destinations and prices vary by market. [click to continue…]

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Wyndham Rewards has launched a second (read about the first one here) airline related promo for triple miles for up to three stays with Airberlin, Air Canada, Czech, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish and Saudia for stays between October 15 and January 16, 2015.

Wyndham Rewards Qatar Airways Privilege Clib Triple Miles Offer Fall 2014

You earn triple miles for the first three stays during the offer period with all other airlines listed above besides Air Canada where you earn triple miles starting from your second stay. [click to continue…]

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Rocketmiles offer of 5,000 bonus miles for first booking made by Qatar Airways Privilege Club elite members has returned. The number of bonus miles that non-elite members earn is 3,000.

Rocketmiles Qatar Airways

Note that this offer is only available for those that have not previously used Rocketmiles and the booking must be bade my November 31, 2014, and the stay consumed by May 31, 2015. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways members can earn 1,000 bonus Privilege Club miles + upgrade to next category at participating Courtyard hotels in United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia between July 6 – September 27, 2014.

Marriott Rewards Qatar Airways Privilege Club Courtyard UAE Kuwait Saudi Arabia

You must have set your Marriott Rewards earning preference for miles and request Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles at the time of checking in. These bonus miles are in addition to the base miles that you earn based on the USD spend. [click to continue…]