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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, 11:26 am
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My issued e-ticket was canceled, all three of them. Had ticket numbers.

Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
I would be very very surprised if these tickets are Cancelled.

A number of sources of mine within QR, commented that Customer Service were very busy this morning with people calling up to ask if their fares were genuine. The CS team were prepped overnight, and told that fares would be honoured - along with a spiel about the QR service passengers can expect.

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My experience so far is contradictory to your hearsay.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
I would be very very surprised if these tickets are Cancelled.

A number of sources of mine within QR, commented that Customer Service were very busy this morning with people calling up to ask if their fares were genuine. The CS team were prepped overnight, and told that fares would be honoured - along with a spiel about the QR service passengers can expect.

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That would be awesome!!

But the one thing that confuses me is that if these fare are indeed genuine, why are they so aggressive in cancelling held reservations?
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
I would be very very surprised if these tickets are Cancelled.

A number of sources of mine within QR, commented that Customer Service were very busy this morning with people calling up to ask if their fares were genuine. The CS team were prepped overnight, and told that fares would be honoured - along with a spiel about the QR service passengers can expect.

M
Originally Posted by keitherson View Post
My issued e-ticket was canceled, all three of them. Had ticket numbers.



My experience so far is contradictory to your hearsay.
I don't know who to believe!!!
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by keitherson View Post
My issued e-ticket was canceled, all three of them. Had ticket numbers.



My experience so far is contradictory to your hearsay.
Can you elaborate a little bit on your route, approximate date, and what time you booked? We're trynna figure out if there is some kind of trend as to why some are getting cancelled while others haven't been yet
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by jona970318 View Post
Can you elaborate a little bit on your route, approximate date, and what time you booked? We're trynna figure out if there is some kind of trend as to why some are getting cancelled while others haven't been yet
SGN-GRU
SGN-EZE
SGN-JFK

for next year. held, then booked.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:33 am
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Hmmm ... this looks like the real promo https://www.qatarairways.com/en/offers/fly-premium.html

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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:33 am
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One of my PNRs now comes up as not found.... but using the ticket number, I can still see the confirmed reservation.......
The other is ok. Both bought (early in the deal) and never held.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
And if you read Qatar's twitter responses to the fare all indications are the fare was intentional and is fine. These types of specials on Qatar have always only been offered for one day. It makes sense holds would be canceled after the fare expired.
What exactly is the purpose of holding the reservation then? And why is QR cancelling the holds if the fares were intentional?
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by BThumme View Post
What exactly is the purpose of holding the reservation then? And why is QR cancelling the holds if the fares were intentional?
Based on the link I posted above that they just tweeted, I no longer think fares were intentional. They have a very confusing twitter feed though. Thet have been responding to people who got the ex-sgn fares in a positive fashion. I'm thinking their comm team doesn't know what's up.

And yet... they tweeted this about yesterday's...

"@Skyehiker Hi John, the offer is no longer available. Promotional seats are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis."

But to your question, if it was legit, the fare likely had terms that said when the fare expired. You would have needed to be aware of those and buy before then.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
Hmmm ... this looks like the real promo https://www.qatarairways.com/en/offers/fly-premium.html
Find any that are labeled golden ticket?
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Old Jul 31, 17, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
Based on the link I posted above that they just tweeted, I no longer think fares were intentional. They have a very confusing twitter feed though. Thet have been responding to people who got the ex-sgn fares in a positive fashion. I'm thinking their comm team doesn't know what's up.
Now that the cat is out of the bag you think they would cancel everyone's else remaining by now eh? Or does it take time to get around to finding them?
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Where are these reports?? I've only seen held tickets cxld, not issued ones.
Like a few others mentioned, a few of us with e-ticket #s had their reservations cancelled.
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Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
And if you read Qatar's twitter responses to the fare all indications are the fare was intentional and is fine. These types of specials on Qatar have always only been offered for one day. It makes sense holds would be canceled after the fare expired.
Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Where are these reports?? I've only seen held tickets cxld, not issued ones.
the selective reading in this thread is quite something
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QR definitely knows about these fares now. Deciding if I should wait a few days or give them a ring/tweet to see why my reservation was cancelled even though I have an e-ticket #.
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Originally Posted by keitherson View Post
the selective reading in this thread is quite something
I read. :-)
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