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Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Qatar Airways announced that it took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday.  The carrier currently has nine more superjumbos on order.
Qatar plans to put the plane into service on its route between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and London Heathrow, followed by its Doha-Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport route.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine plane that had its first flight in 2005 and entered commercial service in …

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow, which opened Monday, continued as tens of thousands of people, including airline executives and aircraft manufacturers, flocked to an airfield in rural England to see the aviation industry’s newest planes and place orders for them.
The biggest news Wednesday was Qatar Airways’ order for 50 Boeing 777X aircraft. The order includes the purchase rights for an additional 50 and the total value of the announcement is $37.7 …

Qatar Airways Inaugurates Service to Dallas

Qatar Airways Inaugurates Service to Dallas

Qatar Airways began new daily, non-stop service from Doha to Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, with the first flight arriving at 3:24 p.m.
Qatar Flight 734 will leave Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport today at 8:00 p.m. and will arrive in Doha the following day at 6:20 p.m. local time.
The flights are operated using a Boeing 777-200LR (long range) aircraft, equipped with 42 fully lie-flat seats in business class and 217 economy seats.  …

Qatar Airways Links Miami with Doha

Qatar Airways Links Miami with Doha

Qatar Airways announced the launch of new non-stop service from Doha to Miami.  The service operates four times a week, using Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Flights depart Doha International Airport at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday, and Sundays, and arrive at Miami International Airport at 5:20 p.m.  Flights from Miami depart at 9:15 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive in Doha at 6:20 p.m. the next day.
Qatar’s …

Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways to Begin New Codeshare

Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways to Begin New Codeshare

Japan Airlines announced it will launch a new codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways on June 18.  Under the agreement, Japan Airlines will be allowed to place its code on Qatar Airways-operated flights between Tokyo Haneda and Doha.
The new codeshare flights depart Tokyo Haneda daily at 1:00 a.m. and arrive in Doha at 6:00 a.m.  Flights from Doha to Tokyo depart at 7:35 a.m. and arrive at 11:25 p.m.
The new deal …

The 2014 Guide to In-Flight Slumber

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If you had trouble sleeping on your last overnight flight, the chances are that you weren’t the only one.  And if you were envious of all those people who appeared to be fast asleep during the flight, chances are that they didn’t sleep particularly well at that.
What we can do is take a look at methods and strategies that travelers can follow in order to increase the likelihood of their …

Qatar’s First A380 to be Delayed

Qatar’s First A380 to be Delayed

Qatar Airways and Airbus said the carrier’s first Airbus A380 jumbo jet would be delayed late last week.  The news followed the opening of the airline’s new main hub, Hamad International Airport, in Doha.
The European airframe manufacturer said that the plane needed some finishing touches and the news was widely viewed as a setback as Qatar prepared to host the annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association starting …