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Qatar Operated BA Flight Information - During MF Strike

Qatar Operated BA Flight Information - During MF Strike

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Links to flights being operated by the 9 Qatar Planes can be found below starting from 1st July 2017.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ada
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-adb
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-adc
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-add
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ade
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-adf
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-adg
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-adi
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-laa

Seems like charter airline "Hifly Malta" is also being used

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-jai
A7–ADA
1/Jul:
BA388 LHR–BRU
BA391 BRU–LHR

2/Jul:
BA848 LHR–ZAG
BA849 ZAG–LHR
BA966 LHR–HAM
BA966 HAM–LHR

A7–ADB
1/Jul:
BA948 LHR–MUC
BA949 MUC–LHR
BA356 LHR–NCE
BA357 NCE–LHR

2/Jul:
BA776 LHR–ARN
BA777 ARN–LHR
BA440 LHR–AMS
BA441 AMS–LHR

A7–ADC
1/Jul:
BA761 LHR–OSL
BA762 OSL–LHR
BA872 LHR–KRK
BA873 KRK–LHR

2/Jul:
BA948 LHR–MUC
BA949 MUC–LHR
BA356 LHR–NCE
BA357 NCE–LHR

A7–ADD
1/Jul:
BA890 LHR–SOF
BA891 SOF–LHR
BA464 LHR–MAD
BA464 MAD–LHR

2/Jul:
BA1474 LHR–GLA
BA1479 GLA–LHR
BA872 LHR–KRK
BA873 KRK–LHR

A7–ADE
1/Jul:
Nil

2/Jul:
BA882 LHR–KBP
BA883 KBP–LHR

A7–ADF
1/Jul:
BA882 LHR–KBP
BA883 KBP–LHR

2/Jul:
BA416 LHR–LUX
BA417 LUX–LHR
BA850 LHR–WAW
BA851 WAW–LHR

A7–ADG
1/Jul:
BA848 LHR–ZAG
BA849 ZAG–LHR

2/Jul:
BA480 LHR–BCN
BA481 BCN–LHR

A7–ADI
1/Jul:
Nil

2/Jul:
BA696 LHR–VIE
BA697 VIE–LHR
BA704 LHR–VIE
BA704 VIE–LHR

A7–LAA
1/Jul:
BA710 LHR–ZRH
BA711 ZRH–LHR
BA876 LHR–TLL
BA877 TLL–LHR

2/Jul:
BA846 LHR–WAW
BA847 WAW–LHR
BA418 LHR–LUX
BA419 LUX–LHR

CS–TQZ (HiFly A343)
2/Jul:
BA1438 LHR–EDI
BA1443 EDI–LHR
BA348 LHR–NCE
BA348 NCE–LHR

9H–JAI (HiFly Malta A343)
2/Jul:
BA632 LHR–ATH
BA633 ATH–LHR
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Old Jul 3, 17, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by JAXBA View Post
Turkey shouldn't mind; they've been supporting the State of Qatar over the Gulf blockade.

QR aircraft aren't going to be sent anywhere they won't be able to fly (CAI, TLV, etc.)
No, Turkey won't mind, but the Saudis/UAE might not like Britain seemingly supporting the Qatar-Turkey alliance. Obviously it's an operational decision taken by a publicly-owned private company, not a statement of UK foreign policy, but the other Gulf states might not appreciate the distinction...

Anyway, this is starting to feel a bit OMNI, so probably doesn't merit further discussion here.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 5:27 pm
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Old Jul 3, 17, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
bviously it's an operational decision taken by a publicly-owned private company, not a statement of UK foreign policy, but the other Gulf states might not appreciate the distinction...
Oh, I think the Saudis know exactly what they are doing and appreciate all the distinctions very finely.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 5:43 pm
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Lots of T3 action on the most recent dates. I wonder how routes are being chosen. Are they looking at Club loads and trying to avoid downgrades?
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Old Jul 3, 17, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
No, Turkey won't mind, but the Saudis/UAE might not like Britain seemingly supporting the Qatar-Turkey alliance. Obviously it's an operational decision taken by a publicly-owned private company, not a statement of UK foreign policy, but the other Gulf states might not appreciate the distinction...
I'm sure the Saudis understand the difference perfectly well. It would be a bit naive to expect the government to start making BA's flight rosters for them.

I'm sure the Saudis don't like BA flying to Tel Aviv as well. Or Iran.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by MarkFlies View Post
Lots of T3 action on the most recent dates. I wonder how routes are being chosen. Are they looking at Club loads and trying to avoid downgrades?
That would be a first

I suspect it is more about juggling the aircraft utilisation as efficiently as possible. No point towing the aircraft between T3 and T5 every time they come back to LHR.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 7:22 pm
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And quite a few MF routes at T3, LYS, WAW, VIE, LUX, PRG, BCN, BUD, LIS, MRS
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Old Jul 4, 17, 8:27 am
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I'm assuming having one aircraft nightstopped in IST, allows QR to rotate some crews there?
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Old Jul 4, 17, 9:37 am
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I'm assuming having one aircraft nightstopped in IST, allows QR to rotate some crews there?
Does QR have a major base at IST?
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Old Jul 4, 17, 10:27 am
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Does QR have a major base at IST?
Not particularly, no.

However, as QR fly into both airports in Istanbul, they do have 4 flights a day between the two - and DOH-IST is a relatively short flight which allows for crew rotations from DOH (if necessary).

That being said, it is my understanding that the crew rostered onto the 'Qataba' flights, are mostly basing themselves from LHR opposed to DOH.

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Old Jul 4, 17, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by MarkFlies View Post
I wonder how routes are being chosen. Are they looking at Club loads and trying to avoid downgrades?
I think they may indeed be doing just that. I have an upcoming TXL-LHR-TXL in CE where the outbound is pretty full with six rows of CE and the inbound which is pretty empty has just changed from six rows to three in CE. Thinking this might indicate usge of a QR airframe.
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Old Jul 5, 17, 5:48 am
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Some updates based on FR24.

6/Jul:

A7-ADA
BA848: LHR-ZAG
BA849: ZAG-LHR
BA768: LHR-OSL
BA769: OSL-LHR

A7-ADB
BA680: LHR-IST
(perhaps being used for crew rotation?)

A7-ADC
BA918: LHR-STR
BA919 STR-LHR

A7-ADD
BA710: LHR-ZRH
BA711: ZRH-LHR
BA356: LHR-NCE
BA357: NCE-LHR

A7-ADE
BA948: LHR-MUC
BA949: MUC-LHR
BA872: LHR-KRK
BA873: KRK-LHR

A7-ADF
BA696: LHR-VIE
BA697: VIE-LHR
BA856: LHR-PRG
BA857: PRG-LHR

A7-ADG
BA360: LHR-LYS
BA361: LYS-LHR
BA850: LHR-WAW
BA851: WAW-LHR

A7-ADI
BA846: LHR-WAW
BA847: WAW-LHR
BA868: LHR-BUD
BA869: BUD-LHR

A7-LAA
BA416: LHR-LUX
BA417: LUX-LHR
BA704: LHR-VIE
BA705: VIE-LHR
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Old Jul 5, 17, 2:32 pm
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Just took BA 764 operated by Qatar in economy. Good flight, three rows on the aircraft with extra legroom (8 14 & 15) , hot snack and free drinks. Happy and makes a change from the BA short haul grind. 😊
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Old Jul 6, 17, 7:08 am
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Does anyone know what rotations are operating tomorrow? (7 July). Seems to be the same PRG rotation - I'm on BA861 in club and was hoping they might go on that one - and there aren't any avios seats on the next which i think will be the QR based on current trends!
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Old Jul 6, 17, 7:13 am
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I have a couple of Zagreb flights coming up and I note that every day so far it's been a Qatar flight. That's not a problem of itself, but if I'm booked in Club, and get downgraded because there aren't enough seats, am I entitled to anything, or is it exceptional circumstances and therefore I just have to forget it?
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