Qatar Airways A320 Business Class – 49

Outrage Over Qatar Airways’ 24 Mile Cargo Flight

Cargo airlines operate some very interesting routes. For example, my home in Miami has a great view of the arrivals path for Miami International Airport, and nothing gets me quite as excited as seeing the Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8 landing from Anchorage.…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 4

Qsuites Delays Qatar Airways’ New 787-9s

Qatar Airways is known for their incredible Qsuites business class, which is currently available on all A350-1000s, as well as select A350-900s, 777-200s, and 777-300s. Qatar Airways has an incredibly varied long haul fleet (they seem to think that wide…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 1

Review: Qatar Airways Qsuites A350-1000

Boy was I excited about this flight! I had flown Qsuites on Qatar Airways' 777-300ER before, but this was my first time flying their A350 Qsuites, and my first ever flight on any A350-1000 (I was on Qatar Airways' first-ever A350-900 flight back in 2015,…

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Al Safwa Lounge Doha – 21

Review: Qatar Airways Al Safwa Lounge Doha (Purchased Access)

We had a roughly eight hour layover in Doha, as we were arriving from Cape Town around midnight, and departing for Dallas shortly before 8AM. So that left us with a few choices for spending our layover. The way I viewed it, we had a few options for how…

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Qatar Airways A350 Business Class – 9

Review: Qatar Airways A350-900 Business Class

After a once in a lifetime trip, it was time for the long journey home. We managed to all travel back on the same flight using miles, with what I consider to be one of the best award chart sweet spots out there. Qatar Airways has my favorite business…

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Qsuites A350 1000

Qatar Airways Reports Record $639 Million Loss

Qatar Airways has today published their annual report for 2018-2019, and the results are rough. You have to read quite a bit into the report to see just how bad things were. The title of the press release announcing the results simply says that the report…

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Qsuites A350 1000

Qatar Airways Super Wifi: How Good Is It?

In my opinion Qatar Airways offers the all around best business class experience in the world with their Qsuites product. However, historically one area where the airline has lagged is with inflight wifi. Up until recently: -- None of Qatar Airways'…

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Taag 777 First Class – 31

LOL: Qatar Airways Considering TAAG Angola Investment

There's a new five star airline on the horizon! Angola's Novo Jornal is reporting that there are talks taking place about the possibility of Qatar Airways investing in TAAG Angola. Allegedly Angola's transport minister was recently in Doha for these…

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Qatar Qsuites Business Class – 52

Qatar Airways Business Class Fare Sale From The US

Qatar Airways Qsuites is my favorite business class product in the world. Historically the airline has also had exceptional business class fares, though for quite a while the number of sales were limited, especially for travel originating in the US.…

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Qatar Airways A330 Business Class – 1

Qatar Airways Recruits Former Emirates Executive

Here's yet another interesting management shift at a major airline (I feel like we've seen an unusual number of these lately). In May 2019, Thierry Antinori resigned as Emirates' EVP and Chief Commercial Officer. The abruptness of his departure caught…

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Qatar Airways 777

Ouch: Qatar Airways’ 12 Hour Flight To Nowhere

Oh my... Today's Qatar Airways flight QR816 was scheduled to fly from Doha to Hong Kong. The flight was supposed to depart at 7:35AM, and the "block time" (gate-to-gate) was scheduled to be eight hours. Well, the journey time ended up taking 12 hours…

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Qatar Airways 777

US Airline CEOs Disappointed By White House Meeting

Yesterday I wrote about how President Trump had a meeting with several airline CEOs, including those from American Airlines, United Airlines, and even Qatar Airways. One of the topics of conversation was subsidies for Gulf carriers, which the US airlines…

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Air Italy Business Class A330 – 69

President Trump’s Meeting With Airline CEOs

To say that I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at this meeting is a severe understatement. Yesterday President Trump and Vice President Pence hosted several airline CEOs at the White House, including the CEOs of American, United, JetBlue, Fedex,…

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Qatar Airways Platinum Card

Qatar Airways’ Silly Platinum Status “Improvement”

Oh Qatar Airways... While I love Qatar Airways' onboard product, I find their Privilege Club loyalty program to be subpar. There's very little redeeming about the program, which to me seems like such a missed opportunity. It's not only underwhelming…

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Al Safwa Lounge 4

Qatar Airways Raises First Class Lounge Access Cost

Since the beginning of this year, Qatar Airways has been selling business class passengers access to their first class lounge in Doha. Specifically, I'm talking about the Al Safwa First Class Lounge, which is spectacular, and which I rank as one of the…

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Qatar Airways Airline Of The Year

Qatar Airways Wins 2019 Airline Of The Year Award

The Skytrax World Airline Awards were held in Paris today. While I place very little value on Skytrax ratings, these awards are given based on voting by the public, which I think is why they're worth sharing. Today Skytrax published their annual ratings,…

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Qatar Qsuites Business Class – 35

Great Qatar Airways Qsuites Fares From Montreal To Cape Town

While overall Qatar Airways doesn't offer as many great business class fares as they used to out of North America, we have been seeing a good number of deals so far this year. For example, a few weeks ago I wrote about how Qatar Airways has ~2,000USD…

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Qatar Airways A330 Business Class – 1

Qatar Airways Phasing Out A330s & A320s

Qatar Airways has provided some interesting updates regarding their future fleet plans, via an interview that the Gulf Times had with Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker. Qatar Airways plans to retire all of their Airbus A330s within the next three years,…

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