flyenthu
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QR Or SQ

Fri May 03, 2013 5:08 pm

Hello netters:

I need your advise. I was supposed to fly to CCU from IAH on SQ in July, but now have to change my dates.   I just checked and saw that Qatar's price in Y has come down and now it is an option as well. The advantage is that QR's layover in Doha is really short compared to over 8 hrs for SQ. Also, the flight duration for QR is much shorter even though both are ultra long hauls. SQ flies through DME. I am not super fond of flying through DME. Also, I have never flown with QR but have flown with SQ few times. I love SQ's product and I am unfamiliar with QR although I know QR is very good. Any suggestions or pointers?
 
VCy
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RE: QR Or SQ

Fri May 03, 2013 7:50 pm

Quoting flyenthu (Thread starter):
I love SQ's product and I am unfamiliar with QR although I know QR is very good.

If you've been with SQ then give QR a try! It's always good to try new airlines, especially a 5 Star one   plus why torture yourself with an extra stop, DME?
 
falkerker
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RE: QR Or SQ

Fri May 03, 2013 8:13 pm

If travelling in Y, try QR it is very nice (IMO SQ is better but not too far ahead), the flight is shorter, the layover is better....
If travelling premium I find SQ to be years ahead
 
Viscount724
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RE: QR Or SQ

Fri May 03, 2013 9:48 pm

QR seems much more convenien.. One less stop and almost 3,000 miles and many hours shorter..You're going a long way out of your way to fly all the way to SIN on SQ and then backtrack to CCU.

IAH-DOH-CCU 10,360 miles
IAH-DME-SIN-CCU 12,953 miles.
 
flyenthu
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RE: QR Or SQ

Sun May 05, 2013 4:12 am

Thanks all! Viscount that info really helps. I am quite sure I'll do QR. The Doh-CCU sector is usually an A320, but it has been 777 in the last couple of days. Wondering why? May be an increase in load.
 
flyenthu
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RE: QR Or SQ

Mon May 06, 2013 2:44 pm

So, it is decided. I bought tix on QR. My first time with them. I am excited about their much touted 5 star service.  

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