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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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Qatar Airways Updates First and Business Class Amenity Kits…Again

Qatar Airways' new First Class Mens amenity kit by BRICS, with Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio products. Flickr/Qatar

Just two months ago, Qatar Airways updated amenity kits for First Class passengers. The kits were Giorgio Armani branded, featured generous sizes of Armani products, and were inspired by the brand’s Winter 2016 – 2017 Collection. It was a continuation of Qatar’s partnership with Giorgio Armani, which had been ongoing for a while. Well, it appears Qatar Airways…

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Qatar Airways CEO Wants American to “Stop Being Misled by Delta” and Drop Etihad Partnership

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker received the Airline of the Year award on behalf of the airline at the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence. Flickr/Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways was recently awarded the title of Airline of the Year by CAPA (Center of Aviation, formerly Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation). Specifically, they earned the title “for its innovative strategy in a dynamic region.” Qatar’s CEO Akbar Al Baker sat down for an interview after accepting the award, and there are some interesting…

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Qatar Airways Fined by DOT for Airspace Violations

Qatar Airways 787. Flickr/Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways was fined today by the US Department of Transportation for violating FAA-prohibited airspace. Specifically, Travel Weekly reported that 16 of Qatar’s flights entered prohibited airspace; 8 went into Yemeni airspace, 7 went into Iraqi airspace, and 1 went into Ukranian airspace. According to the official DOT dockets, these flights were operated between 2014 and 2015. Interestingly,…

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One of the Best Business Class Fares is Back

Qatar Airways Business Class A350. Qatar Airways/Flickr

For certain markets, airlines consistently offer some outstanding fares in premium cabins. For example, you can fly Business Class, roundtrip, from cities like Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Cairo, Egypt to the US for about $2,000 most of the time. But Qatar Airways is currently offering Business Class tickets for ~$1,300 from Cairo to the US.  And before…

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Qatar Airways Delays Super Business Class Product

Qatar Airways Business Class A350. Qatar Airways/Flickr

For a while now, Qatar Airways has been teasing their “Super Business Class” product. The airline’s CEO Akbar Al Baker said that the product would make First Class obsolete, and that it’s basically “first class at a business class fare.” The product was set to be unveiled by the end of the year, but it looks…

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