2018 will see Airbus and Boeing launch their latest passenger-packing jets, which extend the framework of current Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 designs to carry even more travellers from tip to tail. First up is the Airbus A350-1000, which global launch customer Qatar Airways will begin flying this...
POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 13 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways will launch its new Canberra-Sydney-Doha flights in mid-February with the airline's flagship Qsuites business class, which boasts first class-style sliding doors for privacy doors and even a double bed. But don't get too excited – for now it's just a one-time tr...
POSTED 28 Dec, 2017 6 Comments
Qatar Airways will fly its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft to Perth from 1 May, 2018, in what the Gulf carrier and Qantas partner describes as a further sign of its commitment to the Australian market. The superjumbo will replace the Boeing 777-300ER currently flying on the Perth-Doha ro...
POSTED 15 Dec, 2017 34 Comments
Qatar Airways' surprise purchase of a 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific to gain a foothold in East Asia has damped a long-held speculation among investors that the Hong Kong flag carrier would soon merge with another major shareholder: Air China. The Middle Eastern carrier will buy 9.6 percent...
POSTED 7 Nov, 2017 1 Comment
Qatar Airways now offers an airport chauffeur service to whisk travellers between home or office and the airport. However, the Oneworld member won't be making it free – even to passengers booked in its first class suites. Instead, all passengers will pay a fee for booking a driver through...
POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 10 Comments
It’s easy to earn Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles when taking flights with Qatar Airways and its Oneworld partners like Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific – but occasionally, you’ll need to submit a ‘missing miles’ claim to unlock your points. The process...
POSTED 12 Sep, 2017 0 Comments
Once upon a time, airlines based in the Persian Gulf were making all the running in the global aviation market. Propped up by state owners that didn't care too much about profits and blessed with a unique geographical position from which a single flight can reach almost every inhabited spot on t...
POSTED 28 Jul, 2017 5 Comments
Qatar Airways will begin daily flights between Canberra and Doha via Sydney from mid-February 2018, in a move which will also see Gulf carrier's Sydney-Doha route increase to a double-daily service. The Oneworld airline and de facto Qantas partner has slated a Boeing 777-300ER for the Canberra-S...
POSTED 22 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
The United States has stepped down its ‘electronics ban’ on all Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways flights from Dubai, Abi Dhabi and Doha to the USA, with passengers again able to carry larger electronic devices like laptops, tablets and noise-cancelling headphones into the ai...
POSTED 5 Jul, 2017 7 Comments
Qatar Airways has confirmed Paris and New York as the next destinations to see the airline's new Qsuite business class berths, following the debut of the 'super business class' on Doha-London flights from June 24, 2017. The Oneworld member airline runs three flights daily between Doha and Paris,...
POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 3 Comments
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