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Fujairah-DXB-DOH-FRA On Qatar Airways And The A346  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 21862 times:

Fujairah-DXB-DOH-FRA on Qatar Airways


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Salaam aleikum again, dear readers

and welcome to the second part of our "Explore the Emirates" trip.
The first example is covered here

The Emirates Explorer: Dubai And Al-Ain On Qatar (by FLIEGER67 Nov 14 2009 in Trip Reports)

Now I will show you some pics from our stay at the Indian Ocean.
Hotel was the JAL Fujairah Resort at Dibba. The Emirate there is called Fujairah
and further our drive through the desert with some interesting encounters back to Dubai.

The lobby:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901253.jpg

Our room:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901232.jpg

View from the balcony:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901233.jpg

The beach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901247.jpg

King crab:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901242.jpg

Some oasis close to the Omani border:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901226.jpg

And what about this?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901227.jpg

Free camels:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901230.jpg

Desert view:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901257.jpg

Mama camel:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901259.jpg

And baby camel:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901260.jpg

Sharjah airport:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901261.jpg

Tuesday afternoon was the time to return the car, let me say not that easy with all that construction work around T1. Finally we found the way to the separate return area. The check was rather strict, the guy
looked also under the car and searched closely for any scratches. But no problem at all.
We decided to try check-in, the bags gone scanned at the entrance to the check-in area.
Only pax allowed.
Three desks open, some five minutes to wait. But the guy there dont want to accept it, we´re to early.
So changed to the arrivals area where Dnata offers bag storage.
Fixed and by taxi to the city center to have a view to the smuggler dhaus into persia and a ride with the water taxic called abra. Unbelievable to see all that stuff, from TV´s to climatization engines and further on to masses of beer cans.
Great fun for us and good to spend the time this way till departures.

Riding the abra:
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Some Dhau´s:
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Above the creek:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901281.jpg

Back at the airport at around 8 pm.




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Tuesday, 27.10.2009

Clear sky, Temperature 28 degrees

Clear sky, Temperature 28 degrees
Duration: 45 minutes announced
55 minutes actual

Service QR 119 operated by Qatar Airways
Scheduled: 23.15 // 23.15 1 hour time distance
Actual: 23.55 // 23.50
Gate: 105 Seat: 44B
Load factor: Around 50%


Better luck this time with the bags to check in but less luck with the agent.
A pretty bored asian woman. I´ve dont secured the last row during booking on both flights here and therefore asked if its possible to change seats. But she doesn´t answered my question at all, accepted the bags handed us our boarding passes and looked for the next customer.
Passed security with the guys there joking with my son, no time to wait and also passport control. Time enough now to explore DXB´s terminal, the older part 1 and also the new EK area called T3. With the nightly conditions not good for pix but interesting to follow the movements.

DXB new terminal:
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The EK board:
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At the airport:
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And again:
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Departures from T1:
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Dnata intern with our flight:
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Lots of people waiting around our gate, so it seems a better load than on the inbound leg.
Gate opened one hour prior to departures, boarding passes screned and more time to wait inside.
Our plane docked and it was the first scheduled change here. Originally booked was the 773,
but this machine was definitely an A330. It was not possible to check the reg from the gate, but during
boarding A7-AEO showed up.
An A330-300 delivered to QR at 14.04.2008 . Another one of the total 13 in the fleet.
Leg no. 4 for me on type and a new registration.

Boarding:
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Seats:
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Finally the door to the finger bridge opened and we´re welcomed again by a friendly cabin crew.
I´ve counted two European, also two African, three Arabic and also three Asian flight attendants.
The cabin here fitted with the dark red fabric seats, spotless clean and good legroom.
The arabian captain welcomed us very frienly during boarding.
He stated that we need to wait for some minutes till all cargo was loaded.
With the low pax numbers, despite my personal feeling at the gate, it seems that was more a cargo than a pax flight.
Departure time comes and goes. The captain was twice more on the speakers and explained the situation.
Heavy cargo was loaded in the forward compartment, but finally the ramp agent decided that the load was to heavy in the front and they had to reload the cargo from the forward to the backward compartment.
The pilot explained the situation very detailed later on in the flight.
No comment from the FO.
Very close to noon we´re ready for pushback and taxied further to departure from the 4000 meters runway 30R.
The route over water directly to Doha at 22.000 feet.
Service was a sandwich and orange juice.
Touchdown on DOH´s 4572 meters runway 34 finally some minutes late.
Parked on the apron and by bus to the terminal.
FRA was on the screen, "last call", our flight?. No way, we had time enough, that was the earlier LH operated service.



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Wednesday, 28.10.2009

Clear sky, Temperature 26 degrees

Light clouds, Temperature 8 degrees
Duration: 6 hours, 10 minutes announced
6 hours, 30 minutes actual

Service QR 27 operated by Qatar Airways
Scheduled: 01.45 // 06.50
Actual: 02.15 // 06.45
Gate: 10 Seat: 49B
Load factor: Around 80%


More time now than the first visit to explore DOH´s small terminal.
No airbridges, all flights boarded by bus.
Lots of pax all around, nearly all seats taken. On the upper level in the far end was the only way to secure some seats. A good view to the apron and the runway from here, but no way for fotos during the night.
Our flight was called early, a good number of pax, looks like a good load again on the FRA leg.
A nice surprise waited on the apron.
The second equipment change, A7- AGB an A340-600 delivered at 07.10.2006 to QR.
One of only 4 in the fleet. Leg no. 2 for me on type and a new registration.

And the A346 to FRA:
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Also here mostly Asian cabin crew, together with some Arabian and European members,
all together friendly.
Again the dark red fabric seats, legroom ok, clean and real comfortable.
Also the temperature during the nightflight was ok and more welcomed, the last row remained empty,
so the chance for us to change seats.
The South African captain with a very friendly and detailed welcome during boarding,
no comment from the Italian FO.

Our seats:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901310.jpg

Departure from runway 34 like arrivals in direction Bahrain-Kuwait-Basra-Above Iraq and Turkey to Varna-Bucharest-South of BUD and VIE-LNZ-NUE.
Flightlevel 40000 feet.

Hot meal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901311.jpg

Cabin lighting:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901313.jpg

Service was a sandwich and free drinks short after departure.
As usual during nightflights me taking a nap immediatelly and dont noticed much more around till
nearly Hungary when they offered a hot meal for breakfast with coffee and tea.
And also here as usual, no way to eat all that stuff, the bread roll was ok for us.

Main menue:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901320.jpg

IFE details:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901317.jpg

Again:
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The moving map:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901319.jpg

Waking up above Romania:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901314.jpg

Nice light effects:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901322.jpg

Prior to arrivals:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901315.jpg

The breakfast menue:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901316.jpg

Approach into FRA´s 4000 meter runway 07R started early, flying by the airport, turning and finally touched down
well ontime in a clear and cold german autumn morning.
Warm welcomed here, apron deboarding to catch a couple of pics around these mighty machine,
real nice.

Four engines in the early morning:
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On the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/UAE0901/UAE0901324.jpg

Wing reg. shot:
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Disembarking:
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The wing again:
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Logo:
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Tyre check:
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Under the wing again:
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By bus to the terminal.
No complaints here this time around passport control, fairly quick, also the bags.
The tourcare shuttle waited at the door and soon thereafter we´re on the way back home.

Two more comfortable legs on Qatar done.
The rescheduling from the B773 to the A333, well not my real choice, I prefer the 773, but ok
logged one more A333.
And the A346, superb and warm welcomed, a comfortable ride trough the night with some hours
good sleep for us.
Staff was again above average, the flights nearly ontime, cockpit crew was informative,
well done QR!.

And now the usual look forward, checking AB after taking over the X3 routes and collecting
LH Italia to my log on the BRI-MXP route.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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19 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6944 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 21784 times:

Hi Markus,

nice part 2 with some great landscape pictures.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was a sandwich and orange juice.

Would be interesting to see the difference between EK and QR here.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A nice surprise waited on the apron.
The second equipment change, A7- AGB an A340-600 delivered at 07.10.2006 to QR.

Always great to get an unexpected positive "upgrade". I was very glad when I got an UL A343 instead of the scheduled A332 some years ago.


PH

[Edited 2009-11-19 11:15:37]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 21784 times:

Hi Markus,

Once again an interesting report with nice pictures. Good to hear that Qatar Airways offered a good service on these nigh-flights.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hotel was the JAL Fujairah Resort at Dibba.

It looks very good.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A nice surprise waited on the apron.
The second equipment change, A7- AGB an A340-600 delivered at 07.10.2006 to QR.
One of only 4 in the fleet. Leg no. 2 for me on type and a new registration.

Definitely a positive surprise. The A340-600 is still missing in my log.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 21745 times:

Hi Markus

congratulations. You scored the A346! A type which is difficult to get actually, not flying around too much. I've the same number of 2 flights logged on this type, both times VS. I must admit, this beauty is a real comfortable machine.
And I can understand the feeling about the downgrade from B77W to A333. Also not my choice, to be honest. Give me the Boeing any time!

I just ask about your hotel, is it affliated with that struggling airline from Japan? I didn't google for it myself yet, but it might be...

btw, there are big chances that QR will finally start passenger service between DOH-AMS from April 2010. At least a daily service is planned, A330-300 equipment. If it's true, I might overthink myself for a planned Indonesia trip in late 2010. With GA opening the AMS route again (with 1 stop), QR might be attractive too, and maybe offering some competitive fares in the beginning  Wink

Regards,
Eric



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 21617 times:
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Hi Markus,

Nice return report, thanks for posting.

Seems the check-in agent lacks customer service skills!

I know you prefer the 777 over the A330, but give me the 330 anytime!

Nice upgrade to the 346 for the trip home, one of our QR sectors next year is on this bird, hope we don't get an equipment change.

Food looks ok, I always look forward to airline food, quite enjoy it, must be mad!

Best Wishes

Mark



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User currently offlineEddy From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 21540 times:

Hi Markus.

As usual-an excellent selection of pictures from a very interesting trip. Your reports are always a pleasure to read.

Felix


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 21468 times:

Hi Markus ,
Great 2nd part. QR look good. Certainly would like to fly them myself. Some lovely photos and really nice hotel. Nice Kids backpack from QR also.

Thanks again

Philip


User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2500 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 21444 times:

Hi Markus,

Nice conclusion of your QR flight experience! Beautiful pictures of the Emirates. About your son posing, I think he might be talented to become a model.  Smile

I would be happy as well to fly A346 to FRA. My first time flying A346 was with QR about two years ago.

Nice QR bag your son has got there. I love airline collectibles. I wished to secure a QR cap once but they stopped selling it before I managed to get on board.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
btw, there are big chances that QR will finally start passenger service between DOH-AMS from April 2010. At least a daily service is planned, A330-300 equipment.

I do hope this will come true. It is about time AMS being served by a Gulf carrier again!

Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 21219 times:

Hey, good to follow all that comments.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
nice part 2 with some great landscape pictures.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Would be interesting to see the difference between EK and QR here.

Definitely, or maybe FlyDubai which started flying on that route also.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Always great to get an unexpected positive "upgrade". I was very glad when I got an UL A343 instead of the scheduled A332 some years ago.

A 100% agreement, I prefer the A340 anytime beside the A330.

@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
Once again an interesting report with nice pictures. Good to hear that Qatar Airways offered a good service on these nigh-flights.

Thank you.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
It looks very good.

So it was, the best accomodation around our trip.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
Definitely a positive surprise. The A340-600 is still missing in my log.

No complaints here about that AC change.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
congratulations. You scored the A346! A type which is difficult to get actually, not flying around too much. I've the same number of 2 flights logged on this type, both times VS. I must admit, this beauty is a real comfortable machine.
And I can understand the feeling about the downgrade from B77W to A333. Also not my choice, to be honest. Give me the Boeing any time!

Thank you and also my opinion.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
I just ask about your hotel, is it affliated with that struggling airline from Japan? I didn't google for it myself yet, but it might be...

Believe it or not, that suspicious japanese company manages that hotel.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
btw, there are big chances that QR will finally start passenger service between DOH-AMS from April 2010. At least a daily service is planned, A330-300 equipment. If it's true, I might overthink myself for a planned Indonesia trip in late 2010. With GA opening the AMS route again (with 1 stop), QR might be attractive too, and maybe offering some competitive fares in the beginning

Hey, good idea.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Nice return report, thanks for posting.

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Seems the check-in agent lacks customer service skills!

Definitely.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
I know you prefer the 777 over the A330, but give me the 330 anytime!

Or maybe the A380, it seems there is something on schedule these days!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Nice upgrade to the 346 for the trip home, one of our QR sectors next year is on this bird, hope we don't get an equipment change.

Good to know.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Food looks ok, I always look forward to airline food, quite enjoy it, must be mad!

Food was ok, at least the things we eat at all.

@Felix:

Quoting Eddy (Reply 5):

As usual-an excellent selection of pictures from a very interesting trip. Your reports are always a pleasure to read.

Thank you, warm welcomed.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Great 2nd part. QR look good. Certainly would like to fly them myself. Some lovely photos and really nice hotel. Nice Kids backpack from QR also.

Thank you and for sure, my son was happy.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 7):
Nice conclusion of your QR flight experience! Beautiful pictures of the Emirates. About your son posing, I think he might be talented to become a model.

Thank you. I will show him you´re comment.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 7):
I would be happy as well to fly A346 to FRA. My first time flying A346 was with QR about two years ago.

Nice QR bag your son has got there. I love airline collectibles. I wished to secure a QR cap once but they stopped selling it before I managed to get on board.

Good to know, there´s a lot of airline stuff in my son´s room.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 7):
I do hope this will come true. It is about time AMS being served by a Gulf carrier again!

More competition, better fares for you guys around AMS.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 20385 times:

Hi, nice trip report.

Comparing with the 77W and A330, I would prefer flying the Airbus too.

I have flown on QR to Jakarta and back in the beginning of this month on business class, andI was very disappointed with the service on both flights. I expected better especially coming from a 5 star airline.

Comparing with Emirates, service with them are better.

Cheers

Charles



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6675 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20047 times:

Excellent report again and really like the pictures especially from Fujiairah and of the camels!

Too bad the 77W was changed to a 333 on DOH-DXB but I think that is something that happens a lot on that route.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Would be interesting to see the difference between EK and QR here.

I don't think there's much difference; not much you can do on such a short flight!

Looking forward to your next adventure!

The777Man



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User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 19682 times:

Hi Markus,

Nice conclusion for your stay in the Emirates. The desert landscape definitely looks interesting and different.

Congrats on scoring the A340-600 - that's definitely a very impressive bird. Never flown on one myself.

QR seems to be quite a decent airline, although I have a hard time keeping up with all these "world class" airlines that are popping up in the Gulf States... QR flies to ARN, might be an option for me to try them out some time in the future. Especially now that they've upgraded that flight to A330s - it used to be an A319, a very long flight for one...


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19505 times:

Hola Markus!

Thanks for this second Arabian part of your journey.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
View from the balcony:

Excellent view and really nice pictures of the area. BTW, what was the temperature during the day like?

I would like to visit the Gulf one day and QR offers flights from MAD at reasonable prices, sometimes there are good offers, but not as good as the one you mentioned, 60€ per leg is just a bargain you could not refuse.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The second equipment change, A7- AGB an A340-600 delivered at 07.10.2006 to QR.

Well, that was really your lucky day... I love these giant flying pencils, I have flown them with LH and IB and they are high above my preferred list. I especially love the tail camera that IB switches on when taking-off and landing, really stunning.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And now the usual look forward, checking AB after taking over the X3 routes and collecting
LH Italia to my log on the BRI-MXP route.

Buon volo!

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2989 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18858 times:

The part of the TR is equally interesting! Well done.

I'm myself looking forward to fly the A346 next month ... the pictures are making me impatient!  wink 



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 18789 times:

Hey, good to follow more comments.

@Charles:

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 9):
Hi, nice trip report.

Thank you.

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 9):
I have flown on QR to Jakarta and back in the beginning of this month on business class, andI was very disappointed with the service on both flights. I expected better especially coming from a 5 star airline.
Comparing with Emirates, service with them are better.

Well, no complaints here about QR, but EK was also real good during my flights earlier in the year.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Excellent report again and really like the pictures especially from Fujiairah and of the camels!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Too bad the 77W was changed to a 333 on DOH-DXB but I think that is something that happens a lot on that route.

So it seems, but also good to go for a change on the flight to FRA!.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Looking forward to your next adventure!

Coming up soon.

@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Nice conclusion for your stay in the Emirates. The desert landscape definitely looks interesting and different.

Thank you.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):
Congrats on scoring the A340-600 - that's definitely a very impressive bird. Never flown on one myself.

An absolutely impressive machine, real recommendable.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):
QR flies to ARN, might be an option for me to try them out some time in the future. Especially now that they've upgraded that flight to A330s - it used to be an A319, a very long flight for one...

Strange, the A319 from ARN to DOH, not my favourite.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
Thanks for this second Arabian part of your journey.

Thank you.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
Excellent view and really nice pictures of the area. BTW, what was the temperature during the day like?

Between 30 and 35 degrees, air-conditioning all around, so it was ok.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
I would like to visit the Gulf one day and QR offers flights from MAD at reasonable prices, sometimes there are good offers, but not as good as the one you mentioned, 60€ per leg is just a bargain you could not refuse.

We´re indeed lucky to catch that fare.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
Well, that was really your lucky day... I love these giant flying pencils, I have flown them with LH and IB and they are high above my preferred list. I especially love the tail camera that IB switches on when taking-off and landing, really stunning.

A 100% agreement.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
Buon volo!

Grazie!.

@Ojas:

Quoting Ojas (Reply 13):

The part of the TR is equally interesting! Well done.

Thank you.

Quoting Ojas (Reply 13):

I'm myself looking forward to fly the A346 next month ... the pictures are making me impatient!

Hopefully something more to read here, I will go for a closer look.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 18421 times:

Hi Markus,

again an interesting report about your travels. As far as I know, QR has some codeshares with LH. It would be interesting if they would become a member of the StarAlliance someday. I'd like to check out QR, but if it would be possible to earn miles to my Star account, it would be much more interesting. QR has interesting offers on their website and besides FRA and MUC they serve TXL. TXL is easy to reach by train from my place.

Looking forward to your next reports.

Stefan


User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1466 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17846 times:

Hi Markus,

A nice conclusion to this rather exotic trip. Certainly MiniFlieger seems to have enjoyed himself, although he's getting taller on every picture!

It seems you had a very successful short break and the added bonus of getting the A346. Nice that despite the rather unhelpful check-in agent you managed to get the last row.

Those Dhaus are something special. I remember watching Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days when I was a child - he felt rather ill on them...and as for the toliet...well. no comment!

Happy flying
Infodesk



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17753 times:

Hey, back from Turkey and good to follow more replys.

@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 15):
again an interesting report about your travels.

Thank you.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 15):
s far as I know, QR has some codeshares with LH. It would be interesting if they would become a member of the StarAlliance someday.

Good point. It´s possible to earn standard miles on QR, but not Status miles.
In fact and therefore thanx again, I´ve noticed today that around 2000 miles gone credited for the outbound legs, but nothing for the inbound till now.

@Hannah:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
A nice conclusion to this rather exotic trip. Certainly MiniFlieger seems to have enjoyed himself, although he's getting taller on every picture!

Thank you and about Mini-Flieger, I will show him you´re comment!.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
It seems you had a very successful short break and the added bonus of getting the A346. Nice that despite the rather unhelpful check-in agent you managed to get the last row.

Absolutely and that check-in agent managed also no miles credit for M&M till now for the inbound flights.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
Those Dhaus are something special. I remember watching Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days when I was a child - he felt rather ill on them...and as for the toliet...well. no comment!

These Dhau´s looking definitely like from another world, no way to check the restrooms, if any available, there.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 17575 times:

That's one lucky kid! Thanks for posting this report! I can only dream of going to a far off, yet beautiful desert place like you've shown (for now).


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 17294 times:

Hey, 787seattle,

Quoting 787seattle (Reply 18):
That's one lucky kid! Thanks for posting this report! I can only dream of going to a far off, yet beautiful desert place like you've shown (for now).

Thanx for you´re reply. I will show him you´re comment.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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