Upgraded to QR F - Heavenly!

Old May 18, 18, 6:34 am
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Upgraded to QR F - Heavenly!

BA Gold card, just boarding the QR905 MEL to DOH in Business, and Iíve been upgraded to First. A380. I am the definition of a grinning Cheshire Cat!
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Old May 18, 18, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post
BA Gold card, just boarding the QR905 MEL to DOH in Business, and Iíve been upgraded to First. A380. I am the definition of a grinning Cheshire Cat!
well done and yes its wonderful when that happens. Enjoy the 12 hours or so in First and the wonderful attentive service.
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Old May 18, 18, 6:43 am
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Wow !

OneWorld at its best !
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Old May 18, 18, 6:49 am
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A thread for the QR Forum?! Enjoy it
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Old May 18, 18, 6:50 am
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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! Which we sat at for a bit anyhow. 1st was so empty we had window seats and they made our beds up on 2 separate seats opposite the aisle! So we had 4 seats altogether.

Not that it applies to you, as your not leaving from DOH, if you are upgraded to 1st, you are still not allowed to use the very Large and extensive 1st Class Lounge at Doho.
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Old May 18, 18, 6:57 am
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Congrats! Nice indeed when that happens - I had it happen once on a DOH-BKK flight, but was a bit of a waste, since it was the flight leaving at around 3am and hence, breakfast service.. And then there was the family of five in the F cabin who though it appropriate to shout across the cabin to each other more or less all night.

I had a lovely time in the bar at the back for most of the flight though
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Old May 18, 18, 7:00 am
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How apt that we go from ďgrinning like a Cheshire CatĒ to a post by cheshirepete. Such symmetry !

Meanwhile .....is HIDDY awake yet down in Argentina ?? He just lurrves these sort of threads.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:04 am
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F on QR 380? Sounds like a major result.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:13 am
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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???
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Old May 18, 18, 7:21 am
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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.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:25 am
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Probably. But I fly BA almost exclusively; I chose this route because they have a direct EDI to DOH so I avoided LHR (my usual haunt), and BA wanted to send me via Hong Kong or Singapore. Plus, I've never been on a 787 or a 380 before (I live my days on a 319 or 767 doing EDI to LHR or LGW) so this ticked many bucket list items. I reckon it's the Gold that got me the upgrade.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:27 am
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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,
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Old May 18, 18, 7:29 am
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Prepare yourself to be shocked about how great the A380 is.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:30 am
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Never been on a A380, until my outbound journey a fortnight ago, and according to FlightRadar this metal is brand new (about 8 months old). So yeah, after a gazillion domestic flights (every week for 38 consecutive weeks on current project, EDI to LHR) and the occasional international, this is the best I have ever done with any airline. I really am over the moon.
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Old May 18, 18, 7:35 am
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Op ups don't get much better than this. Long flight on a premium airline. Congrats!!
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