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Old May 15, 17, 12:54 pm
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i was suppose to fly DOH-CDG (QR39) on September 29th on the A380 First Class.. Qatar announced back in early March that on even days between most summer months, QR39 will be operated with 777 instead of A380. It seems that they changed the schedule again, coz now my ticket is not available as there are no First class anymore. If you look through Qatar website, it seems that September 30th is serviced by A380 now, and September 29th is service by 777... did I miss a service change announcement by Qatar?? Can anyone help.
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Old May 15, 17, 2:25 pm
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Question,

i was suppose to fly DOH-CDG (QR39) on September 29th on the A380 First Class.. Qatar announced back in early March that on even days between most summer months, QR39 will be operated with 777 instead of A380. It seems that they changed the schedule again, coz now my ticket is not available as there are no First class anymore. If you look through Qatar website, it seems that September 30th is serviced by A380 now, and September 29th is service by 777... did I miss a service change announcement by Qatar?? Can anyone help.
AAnerd welcome to the QR forum.
Did you notice if the earlier flights have also changed?

CDG and BKK appear to me to be the destinations to lose an A380 flight if an A380 is needed elsewhere. Such as an air show or the inauguration of a new destination, for example CBR, etc.
Remember that the number of aircraft has not kept pace with the headless, headlong expansion QR has been going through. Why is not a topic that can be discussed here.
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Old May 15, 17, 3:15 pm
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AAnerd welcome to the QR forum.
Did you notice if the earlier flights have also changed?

CDG and BKK appear to me to be the destinations to lose an A380 flight if an A380 is needed elsewhere. Such as an air show or the inauguration of a new destination, for example CBR, etc.
Remember that the number of aircraft has not kept pace with the headless, headlong expansion QR has been going through. Why is not a topic that can be discussed here.
Yes, it seems the operational changes that they announced on QR39/40 doesnt apply anymore in september.. Back in Dec 2016, and again on March, they announced this: "Doha – Paris CDG QR039/040 operated by Boeing 777-300ER, instead of A380, during following period: 22JUN17 – 30JUN17 (Even Days), 18SEP17 – 04OCT17 (Even Days)".. I tried dummy booking through all September, seems like the only one operated with 777 is on the date i chose, the 29th, the rest of September it seems like all operated with A380... #confused .. I specifically chose the date coz i wanted to try A380 First with Qatar..
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Old May 15, 17, 4:24 pm
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I specifically chose the date coz i wanted to try A380 First with Qatar.
Over the last 18 months there have been several hundred postings to the effect that
"Never choose flights for the aircraft type. You will probably be disappointed.".
msm2000uk, and myself as well as many other members have posted the above or similar warning sometimes several times a day. I am afraid that is is still true! It is expected to remain true at least until the end of this year.
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Old Jun 24, 17, 9:33 am
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A change that will please many a FTer as this is a popular route here: my July flights between DOH and VCE have been upgraded from 332 to 788 both ways. Certainly a nice change (I'm in J). I haven't checked if it is a permanent change or only for specific dates.
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Old Jun 24, 17, 9:47 am
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Not sure if reported before but QR 37 DOH-CDG has been replaced until August from A350 to 777
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Old Jun 29, 17, 3:55 am
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Hi,
I'm booked on QR150 MAD-DOH July-9th and QR149 DOH-MAD July-14th. The site says that they're both operated by A359, but both seat-maps show a 5-rows 2-2-2 layout (which, from seatguru, can only correspond to a 330-300! ). How can I check which one is wrong, the seat-map or the equipment?

Other legs in the ticket that are also A359 flights show the right seatmap...
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Old Jun 29, 17, 4:03 am
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flozano, you will be on one of the leased LATAM A350's which operate that route. Seating on those is indeed 2-2-2, but reportedly much better than the QR A330
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flozano, you will be on one of the leased LATAM A350's which operate that route. Seating on those is indeed 2-2-2, but reportedly much better than the QR A330
Oh! OK, that makes sense. Thanks a lot!
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flozano all the details can be seen on http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar...ch-2017-a.html.
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Old Jul 2, 17, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic View Post
A change that will please many a FTer as this is a popular route here: my July flights between DOH and VCE have been upgraded from 332 to 788 both ways. Certainly a nice change (I'm in J). I haven't checked if it is a permanent change or only for specific dates.

VCE, I will fly one way in July with 788 and return in August, unfortunately 332 seem back already for August , it seem 332 is replaced by 333 from November.

GVA have actually the 359, but from November to March all the booking display 788, April show 359 back.
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Old Jul 10, 17, 10:21 am
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Upcoming 3 month cancellations Aug/Sep/Oct:
CRK 3x / week
WDH 3x/week
DAC 7x/week
KUL 4x/week
KBV 1x/week
KRT 7x/week
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Old Jul 10, 17, 3:53 pm
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Upcoming 3 month cancellations Aug/Sep/Oct:
CRK 3x / week
WDH 3x/week
DAC 7x/week
KUL 4x/week
KBV 1x/week
KRT 7x/week
Many thanks for confirming Downunderdesert

Most aren't too surprising, based on it being very low season for South-East Asia and Africa.

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Old Jul 15, 17, 8:55 am
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Some changes for South America as well

From RoutesOnline:

Qatar Airways Jul/Aug 2017 South America service changes

Qatar Airways since last week adjusted planned operational aircraft to South America, as the airline once again operates 777-200LR aircraft on Doha – Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Buenos Aires Ezeiza route. Operation with the -200LR commenced on 03JUL17, replacing -300ER.

QR773 DOH0840 – 1645GRU1755 – 2050EZE 77L D
QR774 EZE2325 – 0200+1GRU0315+1 – 2305+1DOH 77L D

Originally the 777-200LR aircraft operation was scheduled until 31JUL17, however this week’s schedule update has been extended until 31AUG17 inclusive.
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Old Jul 20, 17, 10:05 am
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Can't seem to find any 777-300ER positioned to ZRH for Qsuite installation.

But, A7-BAC has not flown since 2nd July 2017, last flight's arrival in Doha.

A7-BEK will be next 777-300ER delivered from factory. Can we assume that it will be equipped with Qsuite right from Everett?

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