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2012 Qatar Airways 787 To UK  
User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8578 posts, RR: 54
Posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10189 times:
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According to a line in Business Traveller this morning, Qatar will be displaying one of their 787 aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow, after which, they aim to be the first carrier to operate the 787 from the UK.

One would assume LHR would be the logical airport for their shiny new toy, however it could be quite a capacity reduction over the current aircraft operations - thoughts?


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19246 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10192 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
One would assume LHR would be the logical airport for their shiny new toy, however it could be quite a capacity reduction over the current aircraft operations - thoughts?

Unless they were to add another daily service, complementing their existing four-daily flights to LHR.

Or a brand-new route for them, e.g. BHX or EDI.



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User currently onlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2981 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10067 times:

Predictable IMO, historically all new aircraft types of the fleet have been deployed on the QR 001/002 rotation with the exception of B77W.

The B787 might do the 5th daily rotation that has been announced recently.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10010 times:

I'd think this would be one of their LHR flights but methinks it is ideally suited to the second MAN flight.

Lets just say I'll be amongst the first to book when the flights are announced. Really looking forward to trying the Dreamliner.



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User currently onlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4053 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9974 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
t methinks it is ideally suited to the second MAN flight.

Well seeing as one of the BA Engineers in MAN is on a QR B787 course, I reckon you may be right!


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19246 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9914 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 4):


Well seeing as one of the BA Engineers in MAN is on a QR B787 course, I reckon you may be right!

Haha!  



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User currently onlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9875 times:

One assumes the QR787, will follow the QR77W trend of two class seating?

Save for the initial kudo (putting aside of course the 99% of pax who won't know what type of plane they are on), a 787 on the DOH-LHR run is not exactly utilising its capability

Might we one day see QR 77W, 787, A330 and A380 daily rotations at LHR? I am assuming of course their superb A340's will be gone by then



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9541 times:

Quoting shankly (Reply 6):
I am assuming of course their superb A340's will be gone by then

Sadly you are right - and i love them as well. Stunning inside and out. One of the best flights ive ever had on AGA - ever, period.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2556 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8494 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 4):

I really hope it does Come to MAN, would love to see it!



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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7415 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 7472 times:
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MAN was already stated by QR to be a 787 destination. And they may well have it operating into MAN sooner than when LHR gets it.

[Edited 2012-01-30 12:45:45]

User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 7379 times:

I'd imagine it would be MAN rather than LHR, it's ideally suited for this route as others have said.

Can't wait to see it!


User currently offlinePWH From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6041 times:

I was told the other day by one of their Airbus narrowbody jockeys that LHR will increase to 5 a day. I have no idea about the aircraft type though.

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

It's a B777-200LR I believe. We get the suite!

User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

PWH, skipness1E, yes 77L it is.


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

I would imagine the afternoon flight (5:30 PM from DOH) will get the 787 replacing the A330. Then it will be A340s and 777s with occasional A330s.


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User currently offlineMAN23R From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Really hope it comes to MAN  

User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

I am not sure when it is going to appear on the GDS.. It should arrive in time for the airshow in early July and start services right after. QR should have 4 787s by the end of the year. Therefore, 4 A330s should be freed for some expansion or possibe early retirement.


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