The Great Krug Thread

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Will I get Krug on board my QR flight?

In F, on the A380, Krug is served freely. If not, then No

Will I get Krug in the A380 On-Board Lounge?

Maybe; was unavailable for a while, last positive sighting 8th Apr 16

Will I get Krug in Al Mourjan?

No

Will I get Krug in Al Safwa?

No

Will I get Krug at LHR T4 lounge?

No
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Old Jan 8, 16, 3:55 pm
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I have been in Al Safwa last week and Krug wasn't on display, but upon request several glasses were flowing.

On both DOH-AUH and AUH-DOH only Jacquart Brut was available last week.

Hopefully, Krug will at least be maintained in Al Safwa.

Come on, QR, do you really want to jeopardize your 5* rating?
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Old Jan 9, 16, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by QR_Seb View Post
I have been in Al Safwa last week and Krug wasn't on display, but upon request several glasses were flowing.

On both DOH-AUH and AUH-DOH only Jacquart Brut was available last week.

Hopefully, Krug will at least be maintained in Al Safwa.

Come on, QR, do you really want to jeopardize your 5* rating?
By the way, on vielfliegertreff you wrote your had access to the "first class lounge" as QR Gold. I was on Y in dec. last year and i am also QR Gold but they send me to the "business class lounge" for Sapphire and there i have never seen champagner before.
Are you sure they send you to the first class lounge because you are gold and not due to the F flight?
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Old Jan 9, 16, 7:44 am
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Yes, I am sure.

1.) AUH-DOH was an op-up and normally QR op-ups do not affect lounge access (in contrast to upgrades on miles/QCredits/cash).
2.) They only scanned my onward boarding pass in Y.
3.) I have already been directed to the First Class Lounge / Emerald Lounge in November on an Y-Y-transfer.

These were my only DOH transfers with an onward Y flight since reaching QR Gold so I never experienced being sent to the Business Class Lounge / Sapphire Lounge with QR Gold, but of course two cases are providing little evidence for a general rule.

I have not seen any champagne in the Business Class / Sapphire Lounge which I used twice as QR Silver. In November there was Billecart-Salmon in the First Class Lounge (Emerald Lounge), no Krug. On 1 January 2016 there was no champagne available in the First Class Lounge / Emerald Lounge.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by QR_Seb View Post
Yes, I am sure.

1.) AUH-DOH was an op-up and normally QR op-ups do not affect lounge access (in contrast to upgrades on miles/QCredits/cash).
2.) They only scanned my onward boarding pass in Y.
3.) I have already been directed to the First Class Lounge / Emerald Lounge in November on an Y-Y-transfer.

These were my only DOH transfers with an onward Y flight since reaching QR Gold so I never experienced being sent to the Business Class Lounge / Sapphire Lounge with QR Gold, but of course two cases are providing little evidence for a general rule.

I have not seen any champagne in the Business Class / Sapphire Lounge which I used twice as QR Silver. In November there was Billecart-Salmon in the First Class Lounge (Emerald Lounge), no Krug. On 1 January 2016 there was no champagne available in the First Class Lounge / Emerald Lounge.
Thats interesting. I was gold the whole last year and on several Y flights but always send to the sapphire lounge. Due to the globetrotter promotion i should be platin this year. will check then what is available in the emerald lounge (first class).

will also have some business flights this year and will check what is available in Al Mourjan.

I hope the reason for the disappeareance of krug ist they just did not get a new shipment due to the new year celebration. heheh..
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Old Jan 9, 16, 9:44 am
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Saturday, Krug was at the A380 bar, but not at Al Mourjan (asked at the bar).
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Old Jan 9, 16, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Saturday, Krug was at the A380 bar, but not at Al Mourjan (asked at the bar).
What they had instead in Al Mourjan?
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Old Jan 9, 16, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Crisu69 View Post
What they had instead in Al Mourjan?
Don't know, sorry
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Old Jan 9, 16, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Crisu69 View Post
What they had instead in Al Mourjan?
Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Don't know, sorry

Billecart-Salmon NV

It is a nice champagne but of course it is not Krug. The bartender told me that Krug is now only in the first class lounge.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 2:02 am
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Originally Posted by Lobengula View Post
Billecart-Salmon NV

It is a nice champagne but of course it is not Krug. The bartender told me that Krug is now only in the first class lounge.
well i am not an expert and last time i tried both, krug and billecart and if i did not know i could not taste the difference anyway.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by Crisu69 View Post
well i am not an expert and last time i tried both, krug and billecart and if i did not know i could not taste the difference anyway.
I can clearly pick them apart, they are both good bubbles. In fact, the Billecart has become house pour in my house, it's phenomenal for the price.

As long as we get to keep Billecart in the AM lounge I won't mourn the loss of Krug too much. If they try pulling the Mosaique pi$$ in the lounge as well as onboard then I'm going to look at lot harer at CX for my Europe-APAC travel, as they are priced pretty similar til QR for this.

As someone else stated in a thread here, I'm surprised there isn't more people piping up regarding the loss of Billecart onboard.

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Old Jan 10, 16, 4:10 pm
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I've never tried Krug before; or Dom for that matter. I'll be sure to remedy that if I can get a seat on an A380 from LHR to DOH soon...
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Old Jan 10, 16, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by fayraree View Post
I've never tried Krug before; or Dom for that matter. I'll be sure to remedy that if I can get a seat on an A380 from LHR to DOH soon...
Or just buy a bottle of it!
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Old Jan 12, 16, 4:35 am
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Are there any recent experiences whether they have changed their champagnes in J already? Jacquart and Drappier weren't the most exciting options. Found videos on youtube where they served Bollinger Rose in the past...
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Old Jan 12, 16, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by afa340 View Post
Are there any recent experiences whether they have changed their champagnes in J already? Jacquart and Drappier weren't the most exciting options. Found videos on youtube where they served Bollinger Rose in the past...
Sadly they were still serving the Jacquart and Drappier the other day. Neither of them are inspiring. The crew mentioned that J Class wines are updated every three months...
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Old Jan 12, 16, 6:01 am
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Sadly they were still serving the Jacquart and Drappier the other day. Neither of them are inspiring. The crew mentioned that J Class wines are updated every three months...
It's been crap champagne onboard in J since this happened this spring (except lounge on A380).

The crew will give various replies to deflect any criticism of the Jaquart bottle, including saying wines change, and a of lot other non-comittal stuff.

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