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Old Sep 3, 2015, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by wavery83
Fair enough. I guess I'm thinking about it from a tourist perspective and not the home market. I would have thought lower fares would encourage a visit to Doha especially as a preview to this wonderful World Cup.
Alternative view: world cup prompts demand, therefore no need to reduce prices
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by jubbing
Damn can't win at anything in CDG :/
Yes. It may be good to consider flying from LHR!
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by zehbra
and some fare pricing magic no one can see through exactly (again like everyone else, actually)
no one apart from Sixth Freedom
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 5:04 am
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LHR-KUL-LHR significantly more expensive vs KUL-LHR-KUL?

Anyone can explain to me why it is so? Possibilities I can think of:

a. currency fluctuations

... and that's the only thing I can think of.
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by zsc
Anyone can explain to me why it is so? Possibilities I can think of:

a. currency fluctuations

... and that's the only thing I can think of.
Others will know much more about that than me, but: Market demands/what people are willing to pay for it. And of course what everyone else is doing (i.e. I saw ZRH-CKG having exactly the same C prices for both Finnair and QR. The only two airlines that serve the route with one stop.)

I know it's completely ridiculous, but it's the same for Europe-China, where EU-CN is often but not always quite a bit cheaper than the other way around.
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by zsc
Anyone can explain to me why it is so? Possibilities I can think of:

a. currency fluctuations

... and that's the only thing I can think of.
The market for doing KUL-LHR-KUL is willing to pay a different amount than those on LHR-KUL-LHR

Fares are priced in the local origin currency in each case so small fluctuations should not be important.
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by Calchas
Alternative view: world cup prompts demand, therefore no need to reduce prices
Alternative view: no one is going to turn up at that world cup because of the prices and lack of any football culture?
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by wavery83
Alternative view: no one is going to turn up at that world cup because of the prices and lack of any football culture?
Well QR can drop the prices if demand slumps. It would keep me away
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Old Sep 5, 2015, 3:43 am
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Does the QR hand luggage limits include wheels? Have my first QR itinerary coming up and my cabin bags are 55cm rather than 50 cm in length
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Old Sep 5, 2015, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by rembrandtuk
Does the QR hand luggage limits include wheels? Have my first QR itinerary coming up and my cabin bags are 55cm rather than 50 cm in length
I've never seen it actually enforced/tested (this isn't Ryanair), and QR are usually pretty relaxed with both check-in and hand luggage.

So theoretically I'd say yes, the rules include wheels. Practically: no one will care (most likely).
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Old Sep 5, 2015, 6:04 am
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Originally Posted by Calchas
Well QR can drop the prices if demand slumps. It would keep me away
Just resume normal pricing when if they hear England have qualified and police aren't monitoring the hooligans?
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Old Sep 11, 2015, 12:58 am
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Hi guys! Looking for some advice! First time flying on Qatar airways to Paris. I have two choices for flight times on two different aircrafts. On business class, what would guys recommend: flying on the a380 or the 777?

Thank you!
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Old Sep 11, 2015, 3:25 am
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Is it acceptable to keep hold of the onboard menu (just the menu, not the leather folder) or is it frowned upon?
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Old Sep 11, 2015, 3:33 am
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Originally Posted by Alfa_f
Hi guys! Looking for some advice! First time flying on Qatar airways to Paris. I have two choices for flight times on two different aircrafts. On business class, what would guys recommend: flying on the a380 or the 777?

Thank you!
If you are flying alone definitely the 380. Travelling as a pair I might consider the triple 7.
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Old Sep 11, 2015, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by sturejan
If you are flying alone definitely the 380. Travelling as a pair I might consider the triple 7.
Any particular reason for that?
Is there a difference in the level ofservice (seat comfort, staff, food quality) between the two aircrafts?

Thank you!
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