Articles tagged “qatar airways”

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

David Koenig, Associated Press

An expert quoted in this story asks an interesting question. Since the Gulf carriers are disappointed with the electronics ban, might one of them cancel an order for Boeing planes in favor of Airbus aircraft?

4 weeks ago

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Colin Nagy, Skift

Many industry insiders are surprised the U.S. electronics ban includes flights from Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi. Is there a valid security concern for adding those airports? Or could something more sinister be taking place?

1 month ago

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Brian Sumers and Hannah Sampson, Skift

A ban on large electronic devices may be necessary to keep travelers safe, but many in the travel community are not happy with how U.S. and UK authorities announced the new policy. Could we see some tweaks to the rules in the near future?

1 month ago

Why International First Class Is Slowly Disappearing From Airlines

Why International First Class Is Slowly Disappearing From Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

There is still a market for international first class. It's just not big, and its generally on flights between financial centers. Qatar Airways is making the right decision in focusing on business class, rather than first.

1 month ago

Qatar Airways to Create Its Own Indian Airline With 100 Planes

Qatar Airways to Create Its Own Indian Airline With 100 Planes

Deena Kamel Yousef and Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

As an air market, Qatar does not have a lot of big-time growth potential, and India does, so it makes sense Qatar Airways would want to base some planes there.

2 months ago

Qatar Air Unveils Double-Bed Seats That Turn Into Meeting Areas

Qatar Air Unveils Double-Bed Seats That Turn Into Meeting Areas

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

The QSuite is flashy but we'll be looking to see if low oil prices force Qatar and other Gulf carriers to trim service and routes, although don't expect any big announcements if they do.

2 months ago

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

Colin Nagy, Skift

One of the last bastions of true hospitality in the air is going through some belt tightening.

2 months ago

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Whether you're flying long-haul or short-haul, first-class or economy, these are some great tips for enduring your next flight.

2 months ago

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. airlines made executive changes and product upgrades last year to improve performance. But this data will only encourage the Big Three legacy carriers to redouble efforts with the Trump administration to curb foreign airline expansion and reopen Open Skies agreements.

2 months ago

World’s Current Longest Flight Belongs to Qatar Airways’ New Doha-Auckland Route

World’s Current Longest Flight Belongs to Qatar Airways’ New Doha-Auckland Route

Associated Press

Qatar Airways placed a large order with Boeing last year and it's hoping that these new aircraft flying its new Auckland-Doha route will bring big payoffs as the gulf carrier places more trust in Boeing.

3 months ago

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

It seems unfair that Emirates, based in Dubai, would have rights to fly from Athens to Newark. But that right is codified in the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration could revisit that agreement, but other U.S. businesses, especially logistics companies like FedEx, could suffer.

3 months ago

Group Calls for Boycott of Qatar Airways Citing Human Rights Violations

Group Calls for Boycott of Qatar Airways Citing Human Rights Violations

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press

This boycott should come as no surprise, given the Qatar government's history of mistreating low-paid migrant workers. But we wouldn't be surprised to see U.S. airlines having some hand in this campaign.

4 months ago