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Mar 23, 20, 3:54 am
Replies: 916
Views: 177,218
Posted By TravelDream

Beirut is a strange one to cut as summer loads...

Beirut is a strange one to cut as summer loads are always very high and the fares could get a bit crazy.

This year is obviously going to be a very bad one for airlines. Nothing much is going to...
Feb 4, 20, 5:20 am
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

Haven't done the Cardiff figures for a few...

Haven't done the Cardiff figures for a few months.
It appears that 2019 was a fairly successful year for the route with just over 90,000 using the route.

In October, 7387 passengers used the...
Dec 11, 19, 6:12 am
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

Saw an article in a UK business paper. The...

Saw an article in a UK business paper. The highlights:

From May to October 2019, 50,000 passengers used the route which is up 13.5% on 2018.

52% of passengers originate in the UK and 48%...
Nov 15, 19, 5:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By TravelDream

Just contact your bank and say that the service...

Just contact your bank and say that the service you paid for wasn't delivered.

They'll then do a chargeback and Qatar will have to respond to your bank to dispute it.

It doesn't matter if it's...
Nov 14, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

September's figures are now out and there are...

September's figures are now out and there are another set of reasonable, but not good, figures for CWL.

September saw 9030 passengers take the CWL-DOH-CWL route which averages 151 per flight or...
Oct 3, 19, 8:08 am
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

August's figures are out and it's been a...

August's figures are out and it's been a reasonable, if not good, month for CWL.

In total, 11,714 passengers sued the route in August 2019. That makes an average of 189 passengers per flight and a...
Sep 26, 19, 4:36 pm
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

You're right. I was thinking of Manchester. ...

You're right. I was thinking of Manchester.

They do however compete with two Airbus A380s from Emirates.
Sep 20, 19, 6:30 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,824
Posted By TravelDream

It will have very little effect I imagine. ...

It will have very little effect I imagine.

What some people forget is that QR isn't a normal private company. It is instead the international face of Qatar, a country very few had heard of a...
Sep 19, 19, 7:24 pm
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

Just a quick update as Birmingham have finally...

Just a quick update as Birmingham have finally released their figures. I like to compare as both routes have a very similar schedule and the same seat capacity.

So, Birmingham and Cardiff both...
Aug 29, 19, 7:26 am
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

July's figures are out. 10,558 passengers...

July's figures are out.

10,558 passengers used the route in July which is up 4% on last year. That means an average of 170 on each flight or a LF of 67%. Reasonable loads, but the growth from last...
Forum: Budget Travel
Aug 25, 19, 4:06 am
Replies: 34
Views: 15,933
Posted By TravelDream

I'm also a great advocate of traveling in the...

I'm also a great advocate of traveling in the shoulder season. I don't know why anyone wants to tour most parts Europe or North America in July or August - it's far too hot and too busy. May to June...
Jul 31, 19, 10:46 am
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

June's figures have been released. The route...

June's figures have been released. The route operated daily through June and carrier 6077 passengers.

That makes a load factor of 101 passengers per flight or 40%.

These are pretty horrendous...
Forum: Europe
Jul 31, 19, 8:12 am
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By TravelDream

I flew Vietnam airlines a few years ago in...

I flew Vietnam airlines a few years ago in business.
I wrote a trip report here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-reports/1859227-vietnam-airlines-hkg-lhr-j.html

Overall, my experience...
Jul 21, 19, 10:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By TravelDream

A few years ago, CX availability of BA Avios used...

A few years ago, CX availability of BA Avios used to very good. The last few years have been very different though with extremely limited availability.

It has made Avios a pretty useless FFP for...
Jun 29, 19, 12:25 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 19,102
Posted By TravelDream

Aeroflot customer services are pretty useless. ...

Aeroflot customer services are pretty useless.

If you're not getting anything useful from them, I suggest sending a notice before action letter to Aeroflot's UK registered address.

If this...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jun 29, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 31
Views: 14,554
Posted By TravelDream

Yes, Narita is pretty well linked by public...

Yes, Narita is pretty well linked by public transport to both Narita city and downtown Tokyo. It's the price that gets most people.


One that COULD be due a mention is BKK. Yes, it's very well...
Jun 26, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 291
Views: 67,456
Posted By TravelDream

Does anyone know when the Bene restaurant is...

Does anyone know when the Bene restaurant is supposed to close?

I actually find it to be a pretty nice restaurant with reasonably priced food and a good happy hour.
Jun 25, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 1,160
Views: 265,042
Posted By TravelDream

During the summer, Doha 5* hotels are dirt cheap...

During the summer, Doha 5* hotels are dirt cheap outside of this deal.

The Millennium and Warwick are around £50 and the Oryx Rotana and the Double Tree around £75 including service charges


...
Jun 13, 19, 1:11 pm
Replies: 721
Views: 216,111
Posted By TravelDream

Qatar has been doing this for quite some time...

Qatar has been doing this for quite some time now. It just doesn't make any sense at all.

Their 'special offers' are actually much higher than if you had just bought a business ticket initially.
...
Jun 4, 19, 10:59 am
Replies: 313
Views: 62,795
Posted By TravelDream

Those figures are right and definitely a positive...

Those figures are right and definitely a positive turn from the previous two months.

There were 7,884 passengers in April and there were 22 return flights. That means an average of 179.2 per...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 31, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,714
Posted By TravelDream

Absolutely love Druian. It's the most delicious...

Absolutely love Druian. It's the most delicious of fruits. I just love the creamy texture.

Some call me weird, but I actually find the smell strangely pleasant too.

If only there weren't so...
Forum: Budget Travel
May 31, 19, 1:03 am
Replies: 31
Views: 14,554
Posted By TravelDream

The JR Pass is excellent value if you travel long...

The JR Pass is excellent value if you travel long distance.

A return ticket from TYO to Kyoto or Osaka is about the same price as the 7 day pass. Add a return to Narita and you're saving.

It's...
May 30, 19, 7:01 am
Replies: 40
Views: 8,903
Posted By TravelDream

Whilst I agree that the level of English at 5*...

Whilst I agree that the level of English at 5* hotels across China is lacking (and I mean at all of the major brands), you didn't exactly help yourself.

Washroom and restroom are hardly...
Forum: Budget Travel
May 23, 19, 1:45 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 14,554
Posted By TravelDream

Ryanair used to call Katowice airport Krakow...

Ryanair used to call Katowice airport Krakow (Katowice) airport. In fact, Katowice is still often used as a gateway to Krakow.

The problem is Katowice airport is in the middle of nowhere and is...
Forum: Budget Travel
May 23, 19, 1:38 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 15,933
Posted By TravelDream

Tips for Saving Money

I'm always interested in tips for saving money when traveling.
Ones that I always try are:

- Look for restaurants that are both busy with locals and away from major tourist streets. Just going...
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