airmale
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QR To HKG

Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:41 pm

Starting 26MAR2006 QR will start daily operations to HKG. Schedules are published in Amadeus Reservation System as follows:


QR818 DOH HKG 0030 1335 0 28MAR06 27MAR07 332 8:05

QR 819 156 HKG DOH 1700 2305 0 27MAR06 31MAR07 332 11:05
QR 819 2347 HKG DOH 2355 0600+1 0 26MAR06 29MAR07 332 11:05
.....up there with the best!
 
N754PR
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RE: QR To HKG

Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:44 pm

If true thats great news, Been waiting for Qatar / Etihad to start Hong Kong service.
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6thfreedom
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RE: QR To HKG

Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:15 pm

Are the timings correct??

3 hrs difference in flight times seems like a massive difference on an 8 or 11 hr sector..

on the EK website DXB-HKG is 7.00, while HKG-DXB is 9.15.

hhhmmmm, can anyone explain why DOH-HKG is an extra hour each way?
 
EK156
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RE: QR To HKG

Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:29 pm

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
Are the timings correct??

3 hrs difference in flight times seems like a massive difference on an 8 or 11 hr sector..

on the EK website DXB-HKG is 7.00, while HKG-DXB is 9.15.

hhhmmmm, can anyone explain why DOH-HKG is an extra hour each way?

I think it depends on routing!!! Cause technically it should take almost the same time. Unless there is a stop somewhere. But in my experience, flights from Doha to anywhere usually take longer than those from Dubai.
 
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RE: QR To HKG

Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:33 pm

Last time I checked, DXB is closer to HK than DOH. A sheduled flight from DOH to DXB is just about one hour.
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6thfreedom
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RE: QR To HKG

Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:36 pm

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=d...E=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=

DOH-HKG is actually 234 miles further than DXB-HKG...

Quoting EK156 (Reply 3):
But in my experience, flights from Doha to anywhere usually take longer than those from Dubai.

I'm guessing you mean ANYWHERE eastbound....

because LHR, and other european points are actually closer from DOH!
 
EK156
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RE: QR To HKG

Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:42 pm

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 5):
I'm guessing you mean ANYWHERE eastbound....

because LHR, and other european points are actually closer from DOH!

Yep... sorry... you are right
 
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:55 am

The times suggests a 10hr turnaround on 2347 which seems excessive. I suspect the flight continues to somewhere on these days. Manila or Taipei are likely destinations.
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:07 am

Fantastic news - another suitable addition to the China route map for Qatar Airways. I hope Tokyo is next on the list for the Far East.

To date, Qatar Airways is by far the No. 1 airline in the Middle East.
 
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:14 am

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 8):
To date, Qatar Airways is by far the No. 1 airline in the Middle East.

And you base this comment on what?
 
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:19 am

EK156,

The experience of having flown several airlines based in the Middle East and deciding that Qatar Airways are far superior in various factors (such as service, young fleet, cabin ambiance, standard of food etc...) when compared with their competitors.

A recent night flight on an Emirates A340-500 (A6-ERH) from Singapore to Dubai apparently "ran out" of something as simple as pillows and blankets in the business class cabin. Need I say more?
 
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:34 am

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 8):
To date, Qatar Airways is by far the No. 1 airline in the Middle East.



Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 10):
The experience of having flown several airlines based in the Middle East and deciding that Qatar Airways are far superior in various factors (such as service, young fleet, cabin ambiance, standard of food etc...) when compared with their competitors.

A recent night flight on an Emirates A340-500 (A6-ERH) from Singapore to Dubai apparently "ran out" of something as simple as pillows and blankets in the business class cabin. Need I say more?

Oh, I thought you spoke of the size !
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AlitaliaMD11
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:34 am

Any one know that aircraft one the route?

Sorry to go off topic but does anyone know what routes their A340-600s will fly?
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AlitaliaMD11
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:34 am

Any one know the aircraft one the route?

Sorry, to go off topic but does anyone know what routes their A340-600s will fly?
No Vueling No Party
 
B742
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:50 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 12):
Any one know that aircraft one the route?

It's in the first post, guess you didn't see it  Wink

It's a A330-200!

Glad to see QR in HKG!

I now rather fly QR to EK on most routes via the Middle East, QR have realy shown that they are better than EK!  Smile

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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:37 am

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 8):
To date, Qatar Airways is by far the No. 1 airline in the Middle East.



Quoting EK156 (Reply 9):
And you base this comment on what?

QR is one of the few 5 star airlines rated by Skytrax. QR is the only one in the Middle East, if I remember correctly even the only one outside the Far East.
 
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:39 am

QRs A 332s which will be used on the HKG route are 100 times better in all 3 classes especially F & J when compared to EKs B 777s and A 332s that fly the DXB-HKG route nonstop and via HKG!!!

With the right marketing/brand awareness strategy emphasizing how good their product is + promote their 5 star ranking aggressively, QR has the capability of taking away a lot of EKs and GFs market share on the important HKG route especially GF who only fly daily to HKG via BKK thus extra flight time etc which isnt an attractive option for the high yield F and J class passenger.

I hear that EY too is looking to start 4 weekly nonstops to HKG from next summer with A 332s from AUH.
 
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:45 am

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 5):
because LHR, and other european points are actually closer from DOH!

D'Oh!
 
AlitaliaMD11
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:05 am

Sorry about that, I didn't spot it earlier but now I see it.

Quoting Airmale (Thread starter):
332



Quoting B742 (Reply 14):
It's in the first post, guess you didn't see it Wink

It's a A330-200!

Also sorry about it being posted twice, compter error.
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behramjee
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:30 am

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 16):
that fly the DXB-HKG route nonstop and via HKG!!!

Im sorry I meant via BKK-Bangkok.
 
6thfreedom
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:01 am

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 7):
The times suggests a 10hr turnaround on 2347 which seems excessive. I suspect the flight continues to somewhere on these days. Manila or Taipei are likely destinations.

Not necessarily....

Given that QR is short on aircraft, you will find that they operate a split schedule to most destinations, in order to provide connectivity on most days of the week.

QR operate to banks of departures westward DOH-Europe... one is around midday, the other just after midnight...

the split schedule HKG-DOH allows QR to offer connections to various European/african/middle east destinations based on the time of departure ex-HKG to DOH.
 
Carfield
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:58 pm

According to the Hong Kong Aviation folks, on those three days with a seemingly long layover in HK, the flight will actually continue onto Seoul Incheon. It will seemingly replace the present Doha-PVG (Shanghai)-ICN routing with Doha-HKG-ICN...

Anyway, there is no official announcement yet.

I am actually quite excited about QR flying HKG to ICN. There is some tourist traffic to tap into and the timing is good with an afternoon departure to ICN and the return flight will be on the evening...

Carfield
 
chinaeastern
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RE: QR To HKG

Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:17 pm

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
3 hrs difference in flight times seems like a massive difference on an 8 or 11 hr sector..

Yes, i don't really understand why but the PVG route has 3 hr difference too

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 8):
To date, Qatar Airways is by far the No. 1 airline in the Middle East.

based on what factor? i've been flying Both EK and QR numerus times and to be honest, unless EK flights are fully booked or i need to go to destinations not yet served by EK, i tend to avoid flying QR. There are so much QR should improve, food or drink run out constantly on PVG services and they should get rid of their hidious uniforms.
 
6thfreedom
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RE: QR To HKG

Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:49 am

Quoting Airmale (Thread starter):
QR818 DOH HKG 0030 1335 0 28MAR06 27MAR07 332 8:05

QR 819 156 HKG DOH 1700 2305 0 27MAR06 31MAR07 332 11:05
QR 819 2347 HKG DOH 2355 0600+1 0 26MAR06 29MAR07 332 11:05



Quoting Carfield (Reply 21):
According to the Hong Kong Aviation folks, on those three days with a seemingly long layover in HK, the flight will actually continue onto Seoul Incheon. It will seemingly replace the present Doha-PVG (Shanghai)-ICN routing with Doha-HKG-ICN...

Is it do-able in those time frames???

HKG 1335
HKG 1455
ICN 1905

ICN 2025
HKG 2300
HKG 2355???

hhhmmmm, looks very tight on 80 minute layovers....