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Jun 6, 17, 12:37 pm
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Posted By Canuck2012

I guess this will delay the roll-out of the new...

I guess this will delay the roll-out of the new Qatar business class. :D

Well, always expect the unexpected in this part of the world. On the plus side, there's far too much money on the line for...
Mar 21, 17, 7:32 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 23,725
Posted By Canuck2012

See how they treat suitcases? No way I'd check my...

See how they treat suitcases? No way I'd check my gear.
Mar 11, 17, 5:32 am
Replies: 2,867
Views: 796,390
Posted By Canuck2012

Looks like a less blingy version of the Emirates...

Looks like a less blingy version of the Emirates first class pod --- but a whole lot cheaper!
The removal of the storage cabinet to allow a 'relax space' beside the chair gives the illusion of more...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 9, 17, 8:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By Canuck2012

Are you interested in archeological sites and...

Are you interested in archeological sites and museums, shopping, relaxing on beaches? Figure out that first, then the routing will be easy.

Also note, many sites are only reachable by car, Petra,...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 9, 17, 7:59 am
Replies: 52
Views: 8,316
Posted By Canuck2012

http://londoncabegypt.com/ is also a great...

http://londoncabegypt.com/ is also a great alternative.

Nothing beats traversing the metropolis in a genuine London taxi. ;)
Nov 7, 16, 8:52 am
Replies: 241
Views: 38,304
Posted By Canuck2012

It's always a good idea to dress modestly, ie....

It's always a good idea to dress modestly, ie. sleeves covering elbows. Headscarves not necessary (unless you're entering a Mosque). Egypt is quite liberal compared to other MENA...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 30, 16, 3:57 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By Canuck2012

I think the current price of a tourist visa on...

I think the current price of a tourist visa on arrival is $25, bring USD cash. ;)
Oct 29, 16, 6:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By Canuck2012

Sometimes you can upgrade at the gate.

Sometimes you can upgrade at the gate.
Oct 28, 16, 6:18 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By Canuck2012

Good luck, though I fear an extended champagne...

Good luck, though I fear an extended champagne and canape party in the Doha lounge would have been more fun. ;)
Oct 28, 16, 5:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,979
Posted By Canuck2012

I got a seat sale CAI-JFK for end of OCT (next...

I got a seat sale CAI-JFK for end of OCT (next week actually) on the a350 for a shade over $1600 in biz. That rate is over $1000 less than I usually pay. Can't get much better than that. There is no...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 17, 16, 2:02 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Canuck2012

CAI is a very busy airport, people flying in/out...

CAI is a very busy airport, people flying in/out all day long. Nothing to worry about.
Oct 17, 16, 1:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By Canuck2012

Try their main Doha customer support centre line....

Try their main Doha customer support centre line. A bit pricy depending on the time of day for long distance, but I've gotten better results that way. Conversely, go to a customer service centre in...
Oct 7, 16, 11:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,112
Posted By Canuck2012

B789, B738 & B77W New Order

Boo!
Oh well, I like their A350 and dreamliner biz class just fine.

Perhaps has something to do with this:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatarairways-boeing-idUSKCN1271QD

"Gulf...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 6, 16, 6:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By Canuck2012

If you want imported alcohol, it's basically your...

If you want imported alcohol, it's basically your only choice. ;)
Oct 4, 16, 7:43 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By Canuck2012

Get put on the upgrade wait list and cross your...

Get put on the upgrade wait list and cross your fingers.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 4, 16, 7:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,252
Posted By Canuck2012

Full day use of car (new car with AC) and driver...

Full day use of car (new car with AC) and driver should be around $100 - in local currency.
Entrance fees for sights would be a bit extra.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 4, 16, 7:14 am
Replies: 23
Views: 7,972
Posted By Canuck2012

FYI, the long awaited and renovated T2 finally...

FYI, the long awaited and renovated T2 finally opened this month, with airlines gradually transferring over from T1. - there is also word of a small airport hotel within the terminal. Should be a...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 4, 16, 7:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By Canuck2012

Everything is priced in Dollars, so I bet you...

Everything is priced in Dollars, so I bet you could do better at another airport. However, they usually have some decent items on sale.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 4, 16, 7:06 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By Canuck2012

You're flying out on the same airplane? Just stay...

You're flying out on the same airplane? Just stay in the terminal. Very odd indeed.
Oct 4, 16, 7:03 am
Replies: 45
Views: 15,293
Posted By Canuck2012

That Delta One seat looks great.

That Delta One seat looks great.
Oct 3, 16, 6:27 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,791
Posted By Canuck2012

Print it out in colour. They just need member...

Print it out in colour. They just need member number anyway, it's all in the database.
Oct 2, 16, 5:28 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,047
Posted By Canuck2012

A bit of an odd story: Last week my mother...

A bit of an odd story:

Last week my mother had a flight CAI > DOH > DXB on Business. While checking in at Cairo airport, the Qatar Rep said the flight was horribly overbooked, business was full....
Mar 10, 16, 6:33 am
Replies: 117
Views: 14,843
Posted By Canuck2012

Don't forget about the new a350 1-2-1 ;)

Don't forget about the new a350 1-2-1 ;)
Mar 10, 16, 6:31 am
Replies: 117
Views: 14,843
Posted By Canuck2012

Well, when I check ticket prices and see Emirates...

Well, when I check ticket prices and see Emirates offering biz class fares for $500-1000 less (or more with a seat sale) than competing airlines, it's an easy choice.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 10, 16, 6:28 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By Canuck2012

Many carriers/charter flights are still not...

Many carriers/charter flights are still not flying, including the Russians. I've seen reports the Germans have sent security assessment teams. Normal flights should resume by May.
That said, the...
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