QR FRA-DOH equipment Mar 18?

Old Dec 11, 17, 12:01 pm
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QR FRA-DOH equipment Mar 18?

Just had a look at my booking for this route in Mar 18. Flying Business and seems to still say operated by A350 but the seat map appears to indicate 777 with a 2-2-2 config instead of 1-2-1.

Tried dummy seat change with phone app to middle 2 but it is not allowing. As we are pax of 2 one behind each other on what I believe 350 no issues but if this is now a 777 then would like to change. Any idea of equipment for March 2018 on this route?
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Old Dec 11, 17, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Just had a look at my booking for this route in Mar 18. Flying Business and seems to still say operated by A350 but the seat map appears to indicate 777 with a 2-2-2 config instead of 1-2-1.

Tried dummy seat change with phone app to middle 2 but it is not allowing. As we are pax of 2 one behind each other on what I believe 350 no issues but if this is now a 777 then would like to change. Any idea of equipment for March 2018 on this route?
Whats the exact date/flight? Flights endJan until end of the winter season, 24MAR18, are loaded as B77W.

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Old Dec 11, 17, 4:39 pm
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Date is 18th march. It's just odd that the booking on Qatar says 350 but alas the seat map 777. Also changes progress until confirm then it says unexpected error and does not allow seat change to be implemented.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 6:00 pm
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Sounds like the Latam A350s which QR have been borrowing for a while.

Have a look on the Forum for Qatam A350 and you'll find all the info.

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Old Dec 11, 17, 7:42 pm
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Definitely loaded as 77W:

TN18MARDOHFRA
** QATAR AIRWAYS - TN ** FRA FRANKFURT.DE 18MAR18 25MAR18
1 QR 069 D DOH FRA 1 0105 0605 0 24JAN18 24MAR18 77W 7:00
2 QR 067 D DOH FRA 1 0730 1230 0 31JAN18 24MAR18 77W 7:00

Even the website is showing this but I can't upload a screenshot due to IT restrictions...

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Old Dec 11, 17, 10:58 pm
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FRA-DOH is likely QR's most favoured bait and switch route. Buy A350, get B777. Even though I consistently booked A350 flights, I got more B777 than A350 flights. Had this happening in April, May, October and December. It's not like I don't know the "don't book by aircraft type" rule, but given the amount of switches,I wonder why QR even bothers to advertise A350 on this route.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 3:18 am
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Thanks for the responses. Actually I gave wrong travel date it is 16 march. If I knew this is such a changeable flight I might have tried other departure point. Still unable via the mmb to change seats. It allows for the process then continually comes up with "unexpected error"..bit frustrating.
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had that error when somehow two FFnumbers where attached to my PNR, after CSR at airport (TXL,getting there by car, was even faster than waiting for 60 min on the phone) removed one of them, I could MMB again
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Thanks for the responses. Actually I gave wrong travel date it is 16 march. If I knew this is such a changeable flight I might have tried other departure point. Still unable via the mmb to change seats. It allows for the process then continually comes up with "unexpected error"..bit frustrating.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 11:30 am
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Thanks for the responses. Actually I gave wrong travel date it is 16 march. If I knew this is such a changeable flight I might have tried other departure point. Still unable via the mmb to change seats. It allows for the process then continually comes up with "unexpected error"..bit frustrating.
16th March is also 77W. Not sure where or when you've seen 350 operating:

AN16MARFRADOH
** QATAR AIRWAYS - AN ** DOH DOHA.QA 94 FR 16MAR 0000
1 QR 070 J9 C9 D9 I9 RL UL Y9 /FRA 1 DOH 1035 1835 E0/77W 6:00
B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 T9 GL O9 EL XL
2 QR 068 J9 C9 D9 I9 RL UL Y9 /FRA 1 DOH 1605 0005+1E0/77W 6:00
B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 T9 GL O9 EL XL
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jbflyboy84 according to Check Availability | QR-Cargo there is one daily A350 scheduled from 17 December to 12 January when it becomes two 77W flights until the start of the summer schedule (26 March).

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Old Dec 12, 17, 3:52 pm
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jbflyboy84 according to Check Availability QR-Cargo there is one daily A350 scheduled from 17 December to 12 January when it teo 77W flightd until the start of the summer schedule (26 March).
Thats correct.

Up until that date, the A350 is on FRA as BA is temporarily suspending their DOH flight as some of their widebodies are requiring extended maintenance and QR is upgrading QR5/6 from B788 to A350 and QR15/6 from A350 to B77W to cover the missing capacity. This reverts back in mid Jan but is likely to be extended so the 350 MAY go back on FRA, but for now, it is scheduled as B77W.
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Old Dec 13, 17, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by jbflyboy84 View Post
16th March is also 77W. Not sure where or when you've seen 350 operating:

AN16MARFRADOH
** QATAR AIRWAYS - AN ** DOH DOHA.QA 94 FR 16MAR 0000
1 QR 070 J9 C9 D9 I9 RL UL Y9 /FRA 1 DOH 1035 1835 E0/77W 6:00
B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 T9 GL O9 EL XL
2 QR 068 J9 C9 D9 I9 RL UL Y9 /FRA 1 DOH 1605 0005+1E0/77W 6:00
B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 T9 GL O9 EL XL
Thanks for this. I have now managed to change seats via UL app. When I requested e mail confirmation it says aircraft type A3509..but from what you provide and the AC map it's a 777.
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