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D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:58 am

Subject to approval BMI are set to announce the launch of flights from London Heathrow to Doha - (DOH).

Please find the summary details below.

Route commencement date 26th March 2006.
bmi is the operating carrier - services will have a BD flight number.
The service operates seven days a week.
The flight will operate with a Qatar cabin crew.
The aircraft will be an A330 -300 - Qatar Airways wetlease.
The route will be paper ticket.
The flight connects to / from LHR with EDI/ABZ/GLA/MME/MAN/BHD/LBA
The flights depart from Terminal 3 - LHR, check-in Qatar Airways.
The flight will have a 3 cabin service ( First, Business and Economy - Qatar Airways product onboard )

1234567 LHR DOH 1505 2359 @BD 773 330
1234567 DOH LHR 0750 1315 @BD 774 330
 
B742
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:41 am

Old news now, but thanks for informing us  Smile

Pretty pathetic atempt by Bmi  flamed 

The flight is all QR except the flight number  Smile

Is this only so can QR can get extra slots at LHR?

Rob!  wave 
 
HiJazzey
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:46 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Is this only so can QR can get extra slots at LHR?

exactomundo
 
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:51 am

More slots to LHR? Two daily A333's is a lot of slots already!!
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B742
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:03 am

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 2):
More slots to LHR? Two daily A333's is a lot of slots already!!

Yea...

If QR slides one of their slots onto Bmi, they can then still have two daily slots meaning they can create another daily flight!  Smile

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 2):

exactomundo

Thanks for the confirmation, I was 95% sure  Smile

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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:15 am

A7-AEA is the A333 to be used for this
 
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:17 am

Are QR going to join Star Alliance or will these remain the only QR flights on which one can accrue Star-miles?
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B742
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:49 am

Quoting AJO (Reply 6):
Are QR going to join Star Alliance or will these remain the only QR flights on which one can accrue Star-miles?

Rumour has it that QR are set to join Star Alliance within 2006, they currently have strong links with Star Alliance airlines  Smile

Quoting Egmcman (Reply 5):
A7-AEA is the A333 to be used for this

Thanks, I flew A7-AEA in August on LHR-DOH, the aircraft is very nice (QR's first A330-300)  Smile

Rob!  wave 
 
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:52 am

Will the crew were the Qatar Airways uniform or thr BMI uniform?
 
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:54 am

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 8):
Will the crew were the Qatar Airways uniform or thr BMI uniform?

Everything except the flight number is QR, so they will wear QR uniforms (they are QR crew)  Smile

Rob!  wave 
 
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yowza
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RE: D'oh ... BMI To DOH

Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:09 am

This is one of the sneakiest things QR have done and despite the fact that it is a blatant attempt to circumvent restrictions they will get away with it - good on them. I guess there is more than one reason Al-Baker is called "The Snake"

YOWza