Tag: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Applies For Doha – Rio De Janeiro – Santiago De Chile Fifth Freedom Rights (Scheduled To Start January 28, 2018)

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Qatar Airways made an announcement earlier this year about plans to open number of new destinations in 2017/2018 including two in South America; Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile.

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It was clear at the time that these two new destinations would likely to be served together like Qatar Airways does Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo (Emirates does the same city via Rio de Janeiro).

Best Business Class Deals on the Qatar Airways “Global Travel Boutique” Sale (Book By September 19)

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Qatar Airways has launched Global Travel Boutique-sale that is valid for travel through May 31, 2018. Blackout dates apply for travel between December 15 – January 10 (John discussed this promo here).

Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique Sale

Privilege Club members are eligible for double Qmiles and some members have received targeted offers for triple miles. This offer must be booked by September 19.

Qatar Airways “Global Travel Boutique” Sale + Double Qmiles For Travel Through May 31, 2018 (Book By September 19)

Qatar Airways has launched Global Travel Boutique-sale that is valid for travel through May 31, 2018. Blackout dates apply for travel between December 15 – January 10.

Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique Sale

Privilege Club members are eligible for double Qmiles and some members have received targeted offers for triple miles. This offer must be booked by September 19.

Financial Time: “A hard landing for the Gulf’s airlines”

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Financial Times run an interesting piece earlier this week that is worth a read for those that fly on any of the ME3 (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways).

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For the first time, the ME3 are projected to grow in low single digits this year and Qatar capacity wil actually decrease due to the blockage.

EXTENDED: Qatar Airways Complimentary Stopover Package (Visa & Night) + $50 For Additional Night Now Through December 30, 2017

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Qatar Airways launched back in Mat interesting stopover package program with +Qatar (Qatar Tourism authority) to try get passengers flying on the airline to stay few nights in the city as well. This program was supposed to end on September 30th but has now been extended until December 30.

Qatar Airways Free Doha Stopover

Passengers are eligible for a complimentary transit visa for up to 96 hours (those that don’t already qualify for complimentary one) and a complimentary hotel stay for a day. Passengers can buy additional one night for just $50 under this promotion that is valid for stays now through December 30, 2017.

Qatar Airways Al Baker Elected To Become Chairman Of IATA’s Board Of Governors June 2018

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IATA’s Board of Governors has one year rotating chairmanship and Mr. Akbar Al Baker of Qatar Airways will take over the position from Singapore Airlines CEO in Sydney come June 2018.

Qatar CEO IATA Board Of Governors

The decision was made at the meeting this past Sunday. Not sure if this was unanimous decision considering that some of the other board members are quite vocal against the ME3 (perhaps they prefer keeping the Mr. Al Baker busy with IATA rather than running QR?).

Qatar Airways Status Extensions In The Middle East

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Qatar Airways frequent fliers in the Middle East have received status extensions recently due to the blockage that has prevented many using the airline to/from their usual destinations.

Qatar Airways Status Extensions

A LoyaltyLobby reader from Doha forwarded me an email that she and her husband both had received from Qatar Airways extending their Gold status for another 12 months.

Le Club AccorHotels Qatar Airways Triple Privilege Club Miles September 1 – October 31, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new promotion for Qatar Airways Privilege Club member stays that are both booked and consumed between September 1 – October 31, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Qatar Airways Triple Miles September 1 - October 31 2017

You can earn unlimited triple Qmiles during the promotional period at Le Club AccorHotels affiliated hotels worldwide.

Qatar Airways Introduces Pre-Select Dining On Select First & Business Class Flights

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Many airlines allow business and first class passengers select their preferred in-flight meals in advance of their flights. Some allow greater selection than what is available on actual flights.

Qatar Airways Pre-Select Dining

Qatar Airways today announced that they have rolled out the “Pre-Select” dining to select First and Business class flights and this service will eventually be available on all long-haul flights.

Qatar Airways Holds Pilot Recruiting Event In Berlin In Attempt To ‘Scalp’ Air Berlin Pilots

Qatar Airways was quick to pick up on the opportunity Air Berlin’s insolvency provides and announced a recruiting event in Berlin for airline pilots who might be looking for a new employer.

Of course this isn’t a coincidence but a calculated (and well thought out) step to go after talent that is possibly seeking now job opportunities.

Qatar Waives Visa Requirement For Citizens Of 80 Countries

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Qatar today announced that it is waiving visa requirements from citizens of 80 countries effective immediately.

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Many of these nationalities have already qualified for visa-on-arrival that cost 100 QAR ($27) or Qatar Airways has offered free visas for most if not all nationals that have flown in/out on QR and stayed for less than 96 hours.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club 500,000 Qmiles Promotion August 1 – March 31, 2018 (Requires All FIRST Destinations)

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Qatar Airways has launched a new Privilege Club promotion for 500,000 Qmiles for taking all flights to/from new destinations between August 1 – March 21, 2018.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club 500,000 Qmiles August 1 - March 31 2018

You have to be on the FIRST flight TO the new destination or FROM the new destination back to Doha.

Qatar Airways Calls Off Plans To Acquire Stake In American Airlines

Qatar Airways publicly abandoned a plan today which was announced In late June that the company would seek to take 10% stake in American Airlines and intended to increase its ownership to 4.75%.

Qatar Airways already owns 20% of IAG (the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling) but said today in their brief statement that buying a stake “no longer meets our objectives,”.

British Airways Mixed Fleet Strike August 2 – 15, 2017 (Both Dates Inclusive)

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British Airways is facing it’s umpteenth strike by the Mixed Fleet flight attendants (their previous one just ended). Their current strike is for two weeks between August 2 – 15, 2017 (both dates inclusive).

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Mixed Fleet consists of around 2,900 flight attendants that work both on short and long-haul routes out of London’s Heathrow airport.

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