Qatar Airways

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

As part of a major reshuffling at Los Angeles International Airport, 15 airlines began to move over the weekend some or all of their operations to a different terminal at the facility.
The move, part of LAX’ “massive modernization effort” according to Sean Burton, president of the Los Angeles World Airport’s Board of Airport Commissioners, started late Friday night and will continue into the beginning of the week, albeit only during …

Qatar Airways to Offer In-Flight ‘Laptop Loan’ Service to Counter Electronics Ban

Qatar Airways to Offer In-Flight ‘Laptop Loan’ Service to Counter Electronics Ban

Qatar Airways announced Thursday it would offer business-class passengers the use of a laptop while in flight to compensate for the ban on in-cabin electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights to the United States.
The Doha-based airline said it was offering the Laptop Loan service to help provide “uninterrupted productivity” to its customers during flights.
The service will go into effect next week.
Passengers will be able to collect their loaner …

Qatar Airways Debuts New Business Class Suites

Qatar Airways Debuts New Business Class Suites

Qatar Airways debuted its new business class suites, which the carrier named QSuite, at the ITB Berlin exhibition on Wednesday.
The new suites are customizable, and can be adjusted to create a double bed, a first in the airline industry. The suites also have privacy panels and moveable monitors that can be adjusted to fashion a four-person private room, or a “cabin-within-a-cabin,” as the airline calls it.
Seats are made with Italian …

Qatar Airways to Take Stake in Latam

Qatar Airways to Take Stake in Latam

Qatar Airways said Tuesday it plans to acquire shares in Latam Airlines Group. The announcement was made at a press briefing at the Farnborough Airshow.
The Doha-based carrier said it would purchase up to a 10% stake in Chile-based Latam, which will issue new stock at $10 a share to facilitate the deal.
Qatar already owns 15% in British Airways parent IAG, which is in the midst of forming a partnership with …

Airbus, Boeing Get Boost from Narrow-Body Deals at Farnborough Airshow

Airbus, Boeing Get Boost from Narrow-Body Deals at Farnborough Airshow

The world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, were kept busy writing orders at the Farnborough International Airshow this week, with numerous purchases from Asian airlines with an appetite for narrow-body jets.
Airbus announced that AirAsia signed a firm order to purchase 100 A321neo aircraft, bringing the total number of A320 family aircraft ordered by the carrier to 575. Virgin Atlantic announced it is replacing its current flagship, the Boeing …

Qatar Airways Inaugurates Atlanta-Doha Service

Qatar Airways Inaugurates Atlanta-Doha Service

Qatar Airways announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between Atlanta and Doha.
The airline will operate the service using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, although it operated its inaugural flight with an Airbus A380. The Doha-based carrier filled 517 seats on the first flight, the capacity for the plane.
Flights will depart Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 9:05 a.m. and arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 4:55 p.m. From Atlanta, flights …

Lobby Bar – May 20: Naughty Hotels, Illegal Brewing Practices, and the Secret to Immortality

Lobby Bar – An Excellent Excerpt of FBT News and Views
Short and sweet. Jonathan Spira goes to see “Do I Hear a Waltz?” as part of the Encores Great American Musicals series at City Center. While the performance usually lasts a couple of hours, this one was roughly eight seconds long, with a lone thespian taking the stage and reciting one brief phrase, “no, you hear a Tango,” to much …