lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 10646 posts, RR: 100 Reply 16, posted (9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8233 times:
So the new-DOH airport gets exercised?
Exciting news. I'm sad it isn't a 787 route. IMHO, this would be an excellent 787 starter route...
Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 2): Maybe someone would again misinterpret this as QR joining oneworld ... just like EY
IMHO, QR is the better choice for an alliance of the mid-east carriers. EK is an 800 pound gorilla, so why wants to help feed it? EY just doesn't yet have the network QR does with the potential connection times.
Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 4): I think with all the work the OneWorld carriers are putting in talking to the Gulf carriers that its logical that one could join.
QF and EY are in play... Although I think OneWorld should try to snag 9W first... Just my
smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1380 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7190 times:
If the route is to be a 77W that seems like a lot of economy seats for the route. I wonder where QR will be sending their 787s if not on these NA routes.
How many more 77Ws do they have to take delivery of? Will this aircraft allocation be a new build or will it be due to a network shuffle?
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 16):
QF and EY are in play... Although I think OneWorld should try to snag 9W first... Just m
QF ended their relationship with EY years ago, QF wasn't willing to give EY full access to its frequent flyer program. No VA and EY have a full JV going. There are several media reports of QR and QF now looking at a copy of the VA/EY JV. There are also multiple articles regarding a QF EK alliance, I think QF and QR would be a much better fit, would be fantastic to see QR in oneworld.
LFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3195 posts, RR: 31 Reply 19, posted (9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6715 times:
Congratulations to QR and Chicago for another new airline starting service. Having a look online based on the arrival time of the QR flight into DOH, it offers pretty decent connections onwards to India (3-4 hrs) but I'm very curious as to what the return time to Chicago is. Can't find anything online and it seems that it isnt loaded into GDS.
Does anyone know the flight details of this new route?
Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
chrisnh From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5437 times:
I understood that Qatar had Boston on their 'short list,' but wasn't aware Emirates did.
In any event, since ORD will be served using a 773, that means one of the first 787s can be tabbed for Boston. BOS couldn't fill anything bigger than that anyway, and probably not even daily. My guess would be 3x or 4x per week.