Articles tagged “qatar airways”

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Notably missing from this list are any of the U.S. legacy carriers. Just saying.

2 weeks ago

Qatar Airways Will Take Emirates’ Place as FIFA Sponsor Through 2022 World Cup

Qatar Airways Will Take Emirates’ Place as FIFA Sponsor Through 2022 World Cup

Associated Press

Emirates turned its sponsorship opportunity into marketing gold during the 2014 World Cup. Let's see what Qatar will do.

2 weeks ago

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some of the airlines covered here come as a surprise, but it makes sense that United no longer wants to play nice with Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline. The good news? The changes won't affect many travelers.

4 weeks ago

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The U.S. laptop ban affects both Gulf carriers. But Emirates is driven more by commercial considerations than Qatar, and it has less desire to absorb the pain of flying half-empty planes merely to stake out a position.

4 weeks ago

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?

2 months 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?

2 months 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?

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months ago