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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Filed Under: Other Airlines, Qatar
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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Filed Under: Great Deals, Qatar
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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Filed Under: Qatar
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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Filed Under: American, Qatar
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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Filed Under: American, Qatar
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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Filed Under: Qatar
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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Filed Under: Qatar
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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Filed Under: Great Deals, Qatar
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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Air Italy A330 Business Class – 1

Air Italy Backtracks On 787 Plans

Air Italy is the controversial Italian airline that Qatar Airways has a 49% stake in. The airline used to be known as Meridiana, but with funding from Qatar Airways the airline has launched new routes and updated their onboard product. The airline has…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines, Qatar
Qatar Qsuites Business Class – 35

Spectacular Qatar Airways Qsuites Fares From Montreal To Asia!

This just keeps getting better. A couple of months ago I wrote about some great Qatar Airways business class fares from Montreal to Bangkok, and now the fares are even lower! Qatar Airways Qsuites is my favorite business class product in the world. Historically…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Qatar
Qatar Airways Economy Catering 2

Wow: Qatar Airways Improving Meal Service In Economy

Well this comes as a bit of a surprise. Yesterday I wrote about how Etihad Airways is expanding their buy on board menu in economy, and is eliminating personal televisions on their fleet of A320s and A321s. Today there's another announcement from a Gulf…

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Filed Under: Qatar
Emirates First Class A380 – 41

Cheers: The 6 Best Airplane Bars

While airlines are doing everything they can to squeeze more seats onto planes in economy, in many cases airlines are increasingly allocating more space to first and business class. For the most part this comes in the form of more comfortable and spacious…

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Filed Under: Emirates, Etihad
Qatar Airways A320 Business Class – 52

Qatar Airways Now Flying Through Syrian Airspace

A vast majority of airlines in the world avoid Syrian airspace. This is due to a combination of many governments prohibiting their airlines from flying through Syrian airspace, and also for safety reasons, given the risk of air strikes. For example,…

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Filed Under: Qatar
Qatar Airways 777

Qatar Airways & Edelweiss Air Join TSA Pre-Check

TSA Pre-Check is one of the innovations that has made the air travel experience in the US a bit more pleasant. Those eligible for Pre-Check enjoy expedited security screening, where they don't have to take off their shoes, or take their liquids out of…

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Filed Under: Qatar, Security/TSA