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KarelXWB
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Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:51 pm

Lots of shuffling going around:

- Second A380 LHR service - due in December - has been canceled
- Instead a second A380 CDG service will be introduced in January next year
- First CDG service delayed from 1 to 5 November
- First BKK service will be accelerated from January next year to December this year

Source
http://twitter.com/airlineroute

I find it interesting that QR swaps a second daily LHR for CDG.
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:04 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
I find it interesting that QR swaps a second daily LHR for CDG.

The Apartments on EY 380 to LHR make the QR A380 F look like child's play ... of course people would book EY
 
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:14 pm

Interesting swapping.

I few it last week, F had 6 of 8 sold, only 2 empty seats in JCL, Y half full down stairs, almost empty upstairs.

The bar area is great, much improved over the Emirates one, but they have had years to think it out!
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:20 pm

Flew QR004 yesterday, Load was F8 J48 Y144, very empty down there.
The bar is neat with 'KRUG" being served. And those huge red English roses.

I think they'd rather keep the total seats spread over 5-6 daily LHR.

Good to see BKK on the list. Man, EK, QR, EY has just so much seats out of BKK.
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:26 am

Another update, the A380 schedules are clearly a moving target:

http://airlineroute.net/2014/10/31/qr-380-nov14/

Quote:
Doha – London Heathrow QR003/004 A380 service replaced by A340-600 during following period: 05NOV14 – 09NOV14, 26NOV14 – 27NOV14

Doha – Paris CDG QR039/04 A380 service begins from 05NOV14 instead of 01NOV14. However Boeing 777-300ER will replace A380 during following period: 10NOV14 – 15NOV14
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:10 am

Quoting Nethkt (Reply 3):
Flew QR004 yesterday, Load was F8 J48 Y144, very empty down there.

Makes you wonder how Etihad will manage with 3 LHR A380 services a day next year.
 
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:49 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 2):
I few it last week, F had 6 of 8 sold, only 2 empty seats in JCL, Y half full down stairs, almost empty upstairs.
Quoting Nethkt (Reply 3):
Flew QR004 yesterday, Load was F8 J48 Y144, very empty down there.

Have always been puzzled by QR's 388 configuration, premium cabins seem much much too small, especially for the likes of LHR. EK is consistently filling its 90 F/J seats fives times a day on LHR.
 
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:52 pm

Quoting ei912 (Reply 6):
Have always been puzzled by QR's 388 configuration, premium cabins seem much much too small, especially for the likes of LHR. EK is consistently filling its 90 F/J seats fives times a day on LHR.

Whats more puzzling is that QR and EK have the exact same seat count with EK having more than 20 more J seats.
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RE: Qatar Reschedules A380 Services

Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:01 pm

Quoting fcogafa (Reply 5):
Makes you wonder how Etihad will manage with 3 LHR A380 services a day next year.

Load factors of just one day doesn't say much. EK have 5 fully loaded A380s to LHR each day, for example.
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