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[FARE GONE]QR Business (R) SGN-Various USA/EU/South America from $553 USD RT

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Old Nov 13, 17, 12:56 am   -   Wikipost
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Original premium fare deal was for QR J class travel, originating in Vietnam (SGN and HAN) to several destinations across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Travel period 8/2017 - 3/2018 inclusive, RT fares in the USD 500 - 700 range (USD $0.05 base fare).

Reports have now been circulating that all held, non-purchased fares have been canceled by the airline. Some held and then purchased fares were also canceled, but several reports indicate at least some of those have been re-instated.

For more information on flying Qatar Airways, visit the FT forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club. This thread in that forum is especially useful: Qatar Airways Forum Dashboard.

This wikipost is intended to help us better understand if there are any trends (by route, travel date, and/or held/ticketed status) in these cancellations. In all entries, please include: outbound or inbound departure date, origin-destination, original ticket status (only *if* "Held" or "Ticketed after Hold"), and current ticket status only *if* your ticket was cancelled ("Cancelled" or "Cancelled & Reinstated").

August HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Aug 05 SGN-Africa - Ticketed after Hold.
Aug 08 SGN-EZE
Aug 13 EZE-SGN
Aug 23 HAN-FRA

September HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Sep XX HAN-GRU
Sep 21 SGN-JFK
Sep 30 SGN-ORD - mster
Sep XX HAN-PHL
Sep XX SGN-JFK
Sep XX SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled & Reinstated.


October HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Oct 03 ORD-SGN - mster
Oct 07 SGN-DFW - mster
Oct 13 DFW-SGN - mster
Oct XX SGN-JNB

November HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Nov 05 SGN-JFK - trapped
Nov 07 JFK-SGN - trapped
Nov 09 SGN-ORD - trapped
Nov 16 ORD-SGN - trapped
Nov XX HAN-PHL - Ticketed after Hold.

December HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Dec 23 SGN-DFW pbg
Dec 28 DFW-SGN pbg
Dec 28 SGN-DFW
Dec XX SGN-DFW

January HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Jan 10 DFW-SGN
Jan 11 HAN-DFW
Jan 13 DFW-HAN
Jan 25 SGN-ORD - Booked via OTA. Davem4 (Happy for SGN meet late Jan)
Jan 31 HAN-ATL - mster
Jan XX SGN-SOF
Jan XX HAN-PHL - Ticketed after Hold.
Jan XX SGN-Africa
Jan XX DFW-SGN
Jan XX SGN-PHL
Jan XX SGN-EZE/GRU - Three RTs.
Jan XX SGN-DFW
Jan XX SGN-DFW


February HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Feb 20 ATL-HAN - mster
Feb XX SGN-JNB
Feb XX PHL-SGN
Feb XX GRU-SGN - Three RTs.
Feb 09 ORD-SGN - Booked via OTA. Davem4
Feb 10 SGN-WAW - Booked via OTA. - Davem4
Feb XX SGN-JFK - Booked via OTA - lcpteck


March HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Mar 01 SGN-ATL - mster
Mar 07 ATL-SGN - mster
Mar 04 SGN-JFK
Mar 19 JFK-SGN
Mar 01 HAN-MIA
Mar 04 MIA-HAN
Mar XX SGN-DFW
Mar XX SGN-DFW
Mar 03 WAW-SGN - Booked via OTA. - Davem4 (Happy for SGN meet early Mar)

Held & Cancelled
Aug XX SGN-FRA - Held. Cancelled.
Oct XX SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled.
Nov / Feb SGN-PHL - Held. Cancelled. (Held ~7:30pm. No record when I went to ticket Monday @8:30am.)
Jan / Feb SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:26 am
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Looks only bookings that are set for later purchase are cancelled. None of the real tickets are cancelled as I can read?!
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by KarRoyJesse View Post
What if they have a policy to through check the baggage to QR? Would that make them understand that you will remain airside and check only your visa to the final destination? Planning to use MH to position to HAN to connect QR
luggage handling and immigration are two separate topics.
just because they can through check your luggage does not guarantee your ticket out of Vietnam is valid.
As you can see samples from above, your ticket may be cancelled at any time, and if the airline bringing you into Vietnam allowed you to board, your luggage and you would both be stuck in HAN/SGN.
Your luggage stuck in HAN/SGN isn't an offense for the airline to be fined/penalized by Vietnam, that is your personal problem to solve.
BUT, but having YOU stuck airside in HAN/SGN is an offense for the airline to be fined/penalized, and the airline's problem to solve!
As long as the airline bringing you in can't guarantee you wont need to enter the county, they will want to see the visa.
I really suggest you don't roll the dice at the airport!
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:32 am
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My hold for two tickets through PHL was cancelled. Just couldn't fully book without first confirming coverage for my two young kids (especially on the other side of the world and for 12 days).

Crossing my fingers they continue to honor ticketed itineraries for those of you that fully pulled the trigger.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:33 am
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I've made a hold booking for which I later paid using a credit card. It said payment is OK but there was no e-ticket number. (so technically it wasn't yet ticketed.) Now the booking seems cancelled, PNR no longer exists. Is there anything I should do besides contacting them? Anyone who've already paid but got the booking cancelled too?
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by ottorockit View Post
Looks only bookings that are set for later purchase are cancelled. None of the real tickets are cancelled as I can read?!
My ticketed purchase is still showing as confirmed.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:36 am
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I paid for a held booking, got an e-ticket via email and now it appears cancelled.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by kornner View Post
I've made a hold booking for which I later paid using a credit card. It said payment is OK but there was no e-ticket number. (so technically it wasn't yet ticketed.) Now the booking seems cancelled, PNR no longer exists. Is there anything I should do besides contacting them? Anyone who've already paid but got the booking cancelled too?
Same deal but paid for my hold and received a ticket number now showing cancelled. Any recourse with Brazilian regulators (SGN - GRU ticket)?
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:40 am
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Held booking and got cancelled. Finger crossed for more of the same promo from other Asia ports such as HKG, BKK or SIN!
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:46 am
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It would help if someone created a Wiki and everyone submitted their travel dates and routes. Might help clarify if they are cancelling because of the routes selected.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:49 am
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for a 48h on-hold booking no need to pay. For 72h a charge of 20USD.

You get a Booking reference (PNR) (which is 6-digits) on an on-hold booking but no e-ticket number from my experience.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by justatourist View Post
It would help if someone created a Wiki and everyone submitted their travel dates and routes. Might help clarify if they are cancelling because of the routes selected.
Go ahead, you can create the Wiki.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by bivinco View Post
for a 48h on-hold booking no need to pay. For 72h a charge of 20USD.

You get a Booking reference (PNR) (which is 6-digits) on an on-hold booking but no e-ticket number from my experience.
That's what I did but it got cancelled. My PNR is no longer valid.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by justatourist View Post
It would help if someone created a Wiki and everyone submitted their travel dates and routes. Might help clarify if they are cancelling because of the routes selected.
Better to let the dust settle for some days.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
So the cycle begins!
excitement about the fare, on forums and blogs
rush of bookings
success stories by those who got in
cries of disappointment by those who missed it
Some cancellations/downgrades by the airline
heated debate whether is is an error fare or not
airline makes a stand on whether it will honor or not
cries of unfairness by those canceled or downgraded
lawsuits/charge backs or threats of lawsuits/ charge backs by those affected
discussions of repositioning/transiting by those whose tickets survive
trip reports by those who survived and flew
delayed refunds by the airline

then
next promo fare pops up
rinse and repeat.
Wow... Perfect descriptions of the drama.
Ten hours ago I followed this thread and found the 'golden tickets' but decided to wait as my wife felt that we travel too much. Luckily we've saved the hassle.

But seriously, Qatar marketed them as 'golden tickets' at first and then refuses to honor, that's lame.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
But you didn't purchase...you put it on hold.
A "Hold" is a contract as much as a "Ticketed" booking. Any booking routed to/from the US will fall under DOT authority...time to pressure QR to honour legitimately advertised Golden Tickets or lose its authority to fly to/from the US.
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