Qatar Airways

Will the World’s Longest Flight Please Stand Up?

A United 787-9 will operate the longest scheduled flight by a U.S. carrier and the longest flight flown by a Dreamliner

Many airlines are currently vying for the title of offering the “world’s longest flight,” but few if any will come close what was the longest ever commercial route: the now-discontinued Newark-Singapore route operated by Singapore Airlines. The flight covered 9,535 miles (15,345 kilometers) and had a scheduled flight time of 18 hours 50 minutes.
Singapore also held the number two slot, linking Singapore and Los Angeles, California, with an 18-hour 30-minute …

Lobby Bar – March 11: BMWs of the Future, Zero Gravity in Copenhagen, and Cooking in Thin Air

DSC_0863 (1)

Lobby Bar – A Contemptible Consolidation of FBT News and Views
Juvenile Joe. Jonathan Spira flies from Heathrow to Copenhagen while eating a Danish. The flight attendant was out sick, so an 8-year-old boy was called out of his seat to assist with the in-flight service. He was doing fine until something possessed him to try to open the emergency exit mid-flight, upon which he was relieved of his duties.
Bar none. …

Qatar Airways to Begin Airbus A350 Service to Philadelphia in 2016

Qatar Airways to Begin Airbus A350 Service to Philadelphia in 2016

Qatar Airways announced that it will become the first carrier to fly the Airbus A350 to the United States. The carrier’s A350 ferry flight is scheduled to land at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 2 p.m. local time.
The aircraft will be put into use on the airline’s daily route from Hamad International Airport in Doha to Philadelphia International Airport on January 1 2016.
The plane is equipped with …

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

The three largest U.S. airlines said that the United Arab Emirates provided billions of dollars in government subsidies to build an airport for the sole benefit of its own airline, Emirates.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, speaking through a coalition founded by the three, Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, said that the UAE had spent $7.8 billion to build a new, 11-story terminal at Dubai International Airport, …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

DSC_0740

Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Ever Airbus A350 XWB

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Ever Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus announced the delivery of its first ever A350 XWB to launch customer Qatar Airways on Monday.
The A350 is the first all-new Airbus model since the double-decker A380 jumbo jet debuted back in 2005. It is longer and wider than the existing A330 and A340 models and, through design advancements, significant use of composite materials, and all-new Rolls Royce turbofans, is 25% more efficient.
With the delivery, Qatar Airways becomes the …

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 …