Onboard duty free purchase

Old Dec 19, 2023, 7:36 pm
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Onboard duty free purchase

Friends travelling LGW - DOH - SIN asking whether in-flight duty free is good value.

I regularly travel Qatar, but have never bought duty free. Actually thinking about it, I don't even know if duty free alcohol is offered for sale?
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Old Dec 19, 2023, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Midships
Friends travelling LGW - DOH - SIN asking whether in-flight duty free is good value.

I regularly travel Qatar, but have never bought duty free. Actually thinking about it, I don't even know if duty free alcohol is offered for sale?
I've actually never seen duty free offered on QR as far back as I can remember.
I might have actually used it to purchase alcohol if offered since I do buy duty free alcohol from Doha.
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Old Dec 19, 2023, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Midships
Friends travelling LGW - DOH - SIN asking whether in-flight duty free is good value.

I regularly travel Qatar, but have never bought duty free. Actually thinking about it, I don't even know if duty free alcohol is offered for sale?
QR stopped selling duty free on board (IIRC) in 2019. I never thought it good value, prices being better in the UK. There’s lots of duty free opportunities at DOH but I’m not convinced it’s good value, again prices appear more agreeable in the UK.
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Old Dec 20, 2023, 2:07 am
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I've actually never seen duty free offered on QR as far back as I can remember.
I might have actually used it to purchase alcohol if offered since I do buy duty free alcohol from Doha.
Many thanks.
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Old Dec 20, 2023, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
QR stopped selling duty free on board (IIRC) in 2019. I never thought it good value, prices being better in the UK. Theres lots of duty free opportunities at DOH but Im not convinced its good value, again prices appear more agreeable in the UK.
Appreciate the advice - thank you.
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Old Dec 20, 2023, 2:26 am
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Most airlines have stopped selling onboard duty free, including QR.
As mentioned above, DOH dutyfree prices are high, same at LGW. Might be better to buy in UK if you can put it in your checked bag.
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Old Dec 20, 2023, 4:05 am
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DOH cigarette prices are excellent.

But as with airport shopping all over the world, most of it is just peddling tat to a captive audience.
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Old Dec 20, 2023, 4:16 pm
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Most airports now have duty free on arrival as well. If you're transferring in DOH, there is little point to buying something there, just so you have one more thing (bag) to deal with and carry around with you. I find DOH duty free prices high; MEL is definitely cheaper.
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Old Apr 17, 2024, 1:50 pm
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DOH cigarette prices are excellent.

But as with airport shopping all over the world, most of it is just peddling tat to a captive audience.
About how much for a carton of marlboro?
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Old Apr 17, 2024, 4:46 pm
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About how much for a carton of marlboro?
From memory 200 packs are around $20-$30 USD.
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