Category Archives for Qatar.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

Emirates First Class A380 headphones

The “electronics ban” that prohibit passengers from traveling with electronic devices larger than a smart phone are now implemented across the board. Those traveling from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries to the US will now have to check (or gate check) their laptops and tablets prior to boarding. Initially, the rules appear to…

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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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