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Qatar Airways Launches Philadelphia-Doha Service

Qatar Airways Launches Philadelphia-Doha Service

Qatar Airways announced the launch of new daily service between Philadelphia and Qatar’s capital city of Doha.  Flights operate using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
From Philadelphia, flights depart at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in Doha at 6:10 a.m. the next day. Flights from Doha to Philadelphia depart at 1:05 a.m. and arrive at 7:55 a.m.
Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-200LR aircraft are outfitted with 259 seats, including 42 lie-flat seats in business class, and …

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Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

Qatar Airways Unveils New First Class Seats

Qatar Airways Unveils New First Class Seats

Qatar Airways unveiled its new luxury Airbus A380-800 first class seats on the first day of the ITB Berlin travel fair.
The new seats are fully lie-flat, with a 90” pitch.  Each seat also has 19” screens that offer a wide variety of entertainment options.
Qatar’s A380-800s will be incorporated into the airline’s fleet in the near future.  The carrier currently has 132 aircraft in service.
The airline became a member of oneworld …

Singapore Airshow Opens This Week

Singapore Airshow Opens This Week

The 2014 Singapore Airshow, a biennial event that is the largest aerospace event in the Asia-Pacific region, opens this week.
In addition to spectacular flying feats, this will be the first time that Airbus displays its new twin-engine A350 at an international airshow.  The A350 made its maiden voyage in June and is expected to go into service towards the end of 2014 with launch customer Qatar Airways.  Airbus says that …

Qatar to Launch Nonstop Service to Philly, Expand Codeshare with US Airways

Qatar to Launch Nonstop Service to Philly, Expand Codeshare with US Airways

In conjunction with a new destination, the partnership between Qatar Airways and US Airways will expand.   US Airways merged with American Airlines earlier this month.
Qatar Airways announced it will begin to offer daily nonstop service from Philadelphia to Doha starting on April 2, 2014 and that it is entering into a codeshare agreement with US Airways for flights operating out of Philadelphia International Airport to provide connections to passengers on …

Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways Begin Codeshare

Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways Begin Codeshare

Japan Airlines announced the launch of a codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways.  Under the agreement, the two will codeshare on various flights between Japan and Qatar beginning December 3.
Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Qatar Airways-operated flights between Tokyo Narita and Doha, as well as between Doha and Osaka Kansai.
Both Japan Airlines and Qatar Airways are members of oneworld alliance.  Japan Airlines was founded on August …

Dubai Air Show Opens with Record $193 Billion in Orders from Airbus and Boeing

Dubai Air Show Opens with Record $193 Billion in Orders from Airbus and Boeing

The Dubai Air Show opened Sunday in Dubai with Airbus and Boeing announcing some of the biggest deals for aircraft purchases in aviation history as well as the formal introduction of Boeing’s new widebody 777X jet.
With the help of three major Gulf airlines Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways, the total value of deals announced Sunday was $193 billion, a show record.  The previous record was $155 billion in 2007.  Orders …