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Qatar Airways Announcing Their Hotel On Board?  
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2005 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Yesterday I flew on QR 940 from DOH to SIN and upon landing, after the usual "Welcome to Singapore... etc" the FA followed with "In Singapore, the Qatar Airways hotel is the Raffles Hotel."

What did they mean by this? I remember up until a few months ago at least, I used to see the QR crews staying at the Holiday Inn Atrium, and I would imagine QR would not pay for the Raffles. Were they just endorsing the Raffles?

Didn't hear this in Paris, Milan, or JFK before. In Doha they do mention the Oryx Rotana hotel, but that's for pax with transit times of 8hrs or longer, for whom Qatar puts them up for free.

Cheers
Coal


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User currently onlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2964 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
"Welcome to Singapore... etc" the FA followed with "In Singapore, the Qatar Airways hotel is the Raffles Hotel."

Qatar airways' recommended hotel in Singapore is ....

It's not a crew hotel, just a hotel that QR recommends in Singapore.



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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2005 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 1):
It's not a crew hotel, just a hotel that QR recommends in Singapore.

Yeah that makes sense. But why? Why do they recommend a hotel (and one of the most expensive ones, at that)? Also, as I mentioned, I haven't heard this in Europe or the US.

Cheers
Coal



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User currently onlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2964 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 2):
But why? Why do they recommend a hotel (and one of the most expensive ones, at that)? Also, as I mentioned, I haven't heard this in Europe or the US.

Heard this across quite a few airlines, in many cities across the world.

And I would ask .. why not?



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User currently offlineblink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

I just flew six sectors with QR and they made the announcement on each leg, including for GYD, DOH, and DPS where crew don't over night.

Methinks it's a marketing/brand positioning maneuver.



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User currently offlinePEK777 From China, joined Jun 2012, 129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Multiple times in United First to Las Vegas they have given out packages from the Cosmopolitan hotel that includes some small vouchers/coupons, mints, and information about the property. They did not make any announcements regarding this, but I assume there is some sort of promotional agreement between the two parties.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7088 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 769 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 2):

Air France always mentions Accor hotels and hertz car rental.



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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2005 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 737 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 6):
Air France always mentions

Hmmm flew AF twice in April and they never mentioned it.

Quoting ojas (Reply 3):
Heard this across quite a few airlines

Interesting, I had never ever heard this before.

Cheers
Coal



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