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Qatar to get world's first A350 next month

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways will be taking delivery in mid-December as the "launch customer" for Airbus's newest plan, the A350, designed to be a rival for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Like the 787, its fuselage is largely made of carbon-composite fibers and is aimed...
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World's First A350 flies next week

PHeymont ·
The Airbus A350, the European company's competitor for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, goes into service on December 13 with Qatar Airways, the official "launch customer." Like the 787, it uses carbon-composite fibers in its fuselage instead of traditional...
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Gulf rivals show off new fleets

PHeymont ·
It's sort of Fleet Week in the air this week...Qatar Airways took possession of the first Airbus A350 delivered to anyone and plans to put it in service Jan 15 on a Doha-Frankfurt route, followed by Doha-NY as more planes are delivered.  MORE...
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Qatar now biggest investor in BritishAir/Iberia

PHeymont ·
BritishAir's parent company, International Airlines Group, has a new investor, Qatar Airways, which has bought 10% of the company and says it's maybe interested in more. EU rules limit non-European investors to a maximum of 49%.   IAG, which is...
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A350 to make U.S. debut in Philly, Jan. 1st

PHeymont ·
For those airbugs among us, to whom a ride on a new model plane is like spotting a favorite old car on the road, here's the word: Your first chance to sit on an A350 flight in the U.S. will come on New Years, when Qatar puts one of its new planes on a...
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Air France denies mass job cuts, but some seem likely

PHeymont ·
Air France denied a Friday report that it was preparing 3300 layoffs to cut costs, but didn't deny that some may happen at the end of ongoing negotiations with unions. The carrier is trying to overcome recent losses and become more competitive with...
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Qatar, USAir create Philly code-share hub

PHeymont ·
Not a sexy headline, but good news for travelers in USAir cities around the country as Qatar Airways and USAir expand their codeshare arrangements so that travelers from USAir cities such as Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,...
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Qatar Airways Joins OneWorld and AAdvantage

PHeymont ·
http://www.frequentflier.com/blog/american-and-qatar-are-now-frequent-flyer-partners/
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Qatar's new Boeing order includes a slap at Airbus

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways orders 100 new Boeing airplanes, including 60 737s that are needed because of slow Airbus deliveries.
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Gulf Airlines: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

PHeymont ·
British Airways and Qatar sign joint operating agreement for London and Doha; Qatar adds to its stake in BA's parent.
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Gulf carriers expand stakes in other airlines

PHeymont ·
Qatar takes a big stake in Meridiana as Gulf airlines seek to expand their partner networks and investments in other airlines.
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Gulf-based airlines order $150 BILLION in new planes

PHeymont ·
The growing airlines based in the Persian Gulf, especially Emirates, Qatar and Etihad, have gone on a spending spree to build up their fleets and routes. Boeing got the most orders, for their new "mini-jumbo" versions of the 777, but Airbus sold at...
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United Feels Mideast Heat, May Buy 777x

PHeymont ·
United has said it's thinking about the Boeing 777x, a 400+ seat version of Boeing's biggest 2-engine plane to compete with Mideast-based airlines that just ordered 225 of them. United's Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa, is also buying some. ...
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Qatar's new museums take on history of slavery

PHeymont ·
Qatar will soon open a quartet of new museums as part of a big downtown development, and one of them will take on a contentious subject—slavery—which has a long and little-discussed history in the Arabian Peninsula.   The museum's...
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Qatar claims longest-flight title...for now

PHeymont ·
A new contender emerges for world's longest flight: Doha-to-Auckland on Qatar Airways planned route, using a 777-300ER.
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Doha Airport Giant

Judy Barford ·
While waiting for a flight at Doha, Judy Barford looked up and saw this huge figure looming over passengers.
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