• Is Qatar's Qsuite business class about to get a little less private?

    Qatar will lop a few inches off the height of its Qsuite business class doors in an evolution of the design for its forthcoming Boeing 777X fleet. Speaking on the sidelines of the airline's launch of daily flights to Canberra, Qatar Airways CEO His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said the revisio...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 6 Comments

  • Qatar Airways' new Airbus A350-1000 will fly to London from Feb 24

    Qatar Airways will take delivery of the first Airbus A350-1000 on February 20, with the advanced jet due to begin daily flights between Doha and London from February 24 as the QR15/QR16 service. Speaking at a media event in Canberra to mark the launch of the airline's daily flights between Doha ...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2018 14 Comments

  • Qatar Airways not interested in ultra-long range A350-900ULR

    Qatar Airways may place additional orders for the new Airbus A350-1000, but has no interest in the ultra-long range A350-900ULR variant. Airbus got a boost for its largest twin-engined jet on Tuesday when Qatar Airways said it was considering upgrading some of its A350 orders to the largest mode...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2018 3 Comments

  • Six questions (and answers) about Qatar's Doha-Sydney-Canberra flight

    Qatar Airways is now flying daily between Canberra and its hub of Doha, with a brief stopover at Sydney in both directions. Australian Business Traveller readers posed several questions about the flight, and we’ve dug up the answers. You’re welcome.  What lounges will Qatar Airw...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2018 26 Comments

  • Qatar Airways: next-gen Qsuites for Airbus A380, Boeing 787, 777X

    With Qatar Airways now rolling out its business class Qsuites across its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 fleet, the airline is turning its attention to a new version of the Qsuite for its Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, along with the world's first Boeing 777X due in 2020. Speaking...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 6 Comments

  • Qatar Airways promises Qsuites for Sydney, Canberra from June 2018

    Qatar Airways will begin flying its advanced Qsuite business class seats to Sydney and Canberra from June 2018 as the Gulf airline continued its push into the highly competitive Australian market with new and upgraded Boeing 777-300ER jets. "From June you will receive a Qsuite every day, unless ...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 15 Comments

  • Qatar's new Super WiFi inflight Internet is fast and, for now, free

    Qatar Airways is testing a high-speed inflight Internet system known as Super WiFi, with one of the airline's new Boeing 777-300ER Qsuite jets not only fitted out with the new kit but offering it free to passengers. There's no indication it'll stay that way – we're waiting to hear back f...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qatar Airways axes lounge access for upgraded passengers

    Savvy travellers using frequent flyer points to upgrade to business class or first class with Qatar Airways will no longer receive airport lounge access before their upgraded flight, unless their original ticket or frequent flyer status already provides this perk. For example, passengers who boo...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2018 59 Comments

  • Snag with luxury suites delays Qatar Airways' Airbus 350-1000 debut

    Qatar Airways has delayed taking Airbus' new A350-1000 jet – for which it is the much-vaunted global launch customer – because of problems with the airline's unique Qsuite business class seats. “The installation of the Qsuite is taking longer than what we expected,” sai...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2018 11 Comments

  • Airbus, Boeing prep new 'stretch jets' for Qatar, Singapore Airlines

    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 15 Comments


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