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Old May 18, 18, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post
I was able to use the (what I thought was small) First lounge upstairs at DOH on the outbound due to my Gold card. I wasn't there for long, but long enough to eat and drink,
Different lounge - there are two for OWS/OWE as they don't allow status entry to Al Mourjan (J)/Al Safwa (F) which are supposedly much better [I've only been in AM so can't speak to that].

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Old May 18, 18, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post
I was able to use the (what I thought was small) First lounge upstairs at DOH on the outbound due to my Gold card. I wasn't there for long, but long enough to eat and drink,
Sounds like you used the QR First Class lounge. This is for oneworld Emerald members travelling in economy or premium economy.

If you’re travelling in business class, the QR Al Mourjan lounge is the place to be - vastly superior to the First Class lounge.

If you’re travelling in first class, the QR Al Safwa lounge is available.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by cheshirepete View Post
We were upgraded from Business to First last year on a DOH>BKK flight. Ironically we were looking forward to the Circle Bar in Business class on the A380!
You can still access the bar when travelling F
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I had an upgrade to F as another data point, first flight with QR. I should say have a punt, worst case result is a good business class experience and you still get the bar.
Well that was essentially my thinking. I'll see nearer the time what the options look like. The only downside is setting a precedent at work that I am happy with non direct flights. As this won't always be the case. Risky strategy.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:49 am
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The F toilets on the A380 are also pretty impressive.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:56 am
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Nice to hear. Happened to me last year in the opposite direction at the gate, and yes I was also quite excited by the prospect. Still spent a considerable amount of time in the bar area though despite 3 A. Dont forget the free wi fi voucher; I almost paid for wifi before being handed one.Having recently been on the same routing in J last week ( which was oversold by 6 in J apparently so 3 up and 3 downgraded) I have decided that QR A380 J will be my go to seat if affordable.. unless of course Im on a GUF , then BA 's version of A380 F ex EU will do just fine -although that involves an internal QF flight down to Mel for me. If leaving Mel as BA Gold I find that the format of QF F lounge 3 course meal, QR Bar for a few hours, then about 8 hrs sleep before eating again works quite well!
Just noted bisonrav's comment and agree - spent a while in one just enjoying the space, the orchids and the general ambience... ha ha .One of the nicest spaces to be found airborne IMO!
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Old May 18, 18, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by OldFruity View Post
..................................... If leaving Mel as BA Gold I find that the format of QF F lounge 3 course meal, QR Bar for a few hours, then about 8 hrs sleep before eating again works quite well!

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Sounds horrendous.

But you’re obviously made of stern stuff, and can tolerate it all ..........
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Old May 18, 18, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Pascoe View Post
I have a HKG trip coming up soonish and I have been umming and ahhing about going via DOH and trying QR just for a bit of variety. Do they actively target BAEC status holders for this kind of thing (especially if first flight with QR)??? If so might be worth a punt just for the hell of it???
I've done QR in J on 8 sectors to date and as yet have never had an upgrade to 1st. Dont get me wrong, not having a moan or believe I have any divine right to be upgraded but if being BAEC may influence the decision then I'm on the DOH-MEL 24th Dec in J so who knows!!! That said, QR J at least for me more than meets the requirements ans considering I paid £2k for OSL-DOH-MEL AKL-DOH-OSL at what I guess is a peak travel time I aint complaining.
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Old May 18, 18, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
The F toilets on the A380 are also pretty impressive.
I've already warned my colleagues (via the free wifi) that I shall be taking a photo
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Old May 18, 18, 8:19 am
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I've done QR in J on 8 sectors to date and as yet have never had an upgrade to 1st. Dont get me wrong, not having a moan or believe I have any divine right to be upgraded but if being BAEC may influence the decision then I'm on the DOH-MEL 24th Dec in J so who knows!!! That said, QR J at least for me more than meets the requirements ans considering I paid £2k for OSL-DOH-MEL AKL-DOH-OSL at what I guess is a peak travel time I aint complaining.
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Mine was a last minute purchase (Customer couldn't make up their mind) so both ways in J EDI to MEL cost £6900. On the outbound at checkin I was offered upgrade to J for £1000 which I declined. I think travelling on a Friday night has helped as it's popular.
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Old May 18, 18, 8:21 am
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Is no one going to point out the irony of the OPs handle to the thread title? Taking the highway to HEL only to climb the stairway to heaven First?
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Old May 18, 18, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by OldFruity View Post
Nice to hear. Happened to me last year in the opposite direction at the gate, and yes I was also quite excited by the prospect. Still spent a considerable amount of time in the bar area though despite 3 A. Dont forget the free wi fi voucher; I almost paid for wifi before being handed one.Having recently been on the same routing in J last week ( which was oversold by 6 in J apparently so 3 up and 3 downgraded) I have decided that QR A380 J will be my go to seat if affordable.. unless of course Im on a GUF , then BA 's version of A380 F ex EU will do just fine -although that involves an internal QF flight down to Mel for me. If leaving Mel as BA Gold I find that the format of QF F lounge 3 course meal, QR Bar for a few hours, then about 8 hrs sleep before eating again works quite well!
Just noted bisonrav's comment and agree - spent a while in one just enjoying the space, the orchids and the general ambience... ha ha .One of the nicest spaces to be found airborne IMO!
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Having been elated at the upgrade to J I think I would be pretty gutted at a downgrade to cattle on a 14H fight, A380 or not.......6 seems a lot to oversell.


Speaking of the bar, it's Ramadan so apparently they can't have the booze on show (arab state etc) but it's still available. I shall see what malt they have, if I can face walking past the great unwashed in Business
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Old May 18, 18, 8:24 am
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Is no one going to point out the irony of the OPs handle to the thread title? Taking the highway to HEL only to climb the stairway to heaven First?
Even me as the OP had failed to spot that one :-) I love it!
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Old May 18, 18, 8:42 am
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Congrats OP, maybe you should change your user name!
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Old May 18, 18, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by richardwft View Post
Prepare yourself to be shocked about how great the A380 is.
The next EZY flight will feel like a jail sentence
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