JFK-DOH changed from A359 to B77L?

Old Jun 8, 16, 10:55 am
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JFK-DOH changed from A359 to B77L?

Looks like they've pulled the A350-900 from the JFK-DOH route starting June 9th. Anyone know why?
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Old Jun 8, 16, 11:15 am
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Likely for the same reason we have been advising of for a while...QR have more proposed A350 routes than physical airframes.

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Old Jun 8, 16, 11:25 am
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DOH PHL also 777... yesterday
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Old Jun 8, 16, 1:05 pm
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I'm booked on that flight in November and the Qatar website still lists an A350. Does it usually take awhile for the site to catch up with reality?
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Old Jun 8, 16, 2:05 pm
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It's just a few days seeing the equipment swap.
The 359 is scheduled to be back starting 6/13.
Having said that, you never know what you'll get with QR until you get to the airport, so seeing a particular aircraft type months out does not mean much.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 2:07 pm
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wripro there is no cause for worry yet. The schedules for November are not yet available.
The A350 is scheduled to be replaced by a B777 on 8,10,11,12,16,28,30 June with a similar pattern until the middle of July when the A350 appears to be daily again.
With the shortage of wide bodied aircraft, especially the A350, then anything could happen.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 3:57 pm
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I think that this specific JFK issue is also discussed in another thread, IIRC.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 5:24 pm
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My flight on august 29 still shows A350.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 8:23 pm
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Shortage of A350s. It is the reason QR cut some weekly frequencies on MIA, PHL, BOS. 777s being subbed in while there is a shortage. I'm pretty sure PHL hasn't seen a 350 since late April.
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Old Jun 9, 16, 11:57 am
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Thanks. Remdk. Not really worried. I'm sure not will be fine either way.
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Old Jun 10, 16, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by nova08 View Post
Shortage of A350s. It is the reason QR cut some weekly frequencies on MIA, PHL, BOS. 777s being subbed in while there is a shortage. I'm pretty sure PHL hasn't seen a 350 since late April.
Any educated guesses for August? I'm booked on the 777 but have been considering moving to the 350 even though it greatly increases travel time and forces the expense of a hotel in DOH. Too risky?
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Old Jun 10, 16, 1:40 pm
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jamienbaker DO NOT even think about it! There have been many promises, especially Airbus, about deliveries of A350s. You should should wait until deliveries are actually made and the situation has stabilised before even considering changing flight.

As has been said many, many times over the last few months 'Do not select your flights for a particular aircraft type.' It will lead to disappointment.
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Old Jun 10, 16, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by jamienbaker View Post
Any educated guesses for August? I'm booked on the 777 but have been considering moving to the 350 even though it greatly increases travel time and forces the expense of a hotel in DOH. Too risky?
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Old Jun 10, 16, 2:16 pm
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just out of curiosity, when is the next 359 delivery scheduled for QR?
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Old Jun 10, 16, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Does nobody listen to me?

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Folks - I get that. I'm not new to this. But once we get close in, I do tend to massage my schedule in hopes of maximizing aircraft utility. Sounds like I should track tail numbers (which I always do for international flights from airports without spares) and try to revise my flight only once assured the inbound aircraft is indeed a 359. Of course by then, no awards!
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