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Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

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Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

Thought this might be of interest to some.

Qatar Airways will operate a daily business class-only flight between Heathrow and Doha from May using an Airbus A319 which has been fitted out with just 40 premium seats.

telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transpo…

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1. Re: Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

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2. Re: Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

It's been suggested that this is a stopgap until new planes with larger business class sections are delivered, as business class demand is outstripping supply on existing flights.

A380s start arriving in May, but the existing Doha airport is far from ideal for them. By the time crews are trained on A380s the new Doha terminal should be open too, so maybe the business-only flight will vanish as part of a reshuffle of aircraft between flights.

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3. Re: Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

Nice idea, but would be infinitely more useful from LCY

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4. Re: Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

Only to you intrepid explorer ,,,:-))

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5. Re: Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

Possibly!

I've used the BA CW A318 from LCY a few times and loved it. Just wish it went to a few additional places.

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6. Re: Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

There were a couple of business class only carriers in the past. Most of them went bust. But as a stop gap it could work.

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7. Re: Qatar Airways plans business class-only flights from LHR.

I am actually booked in J on a flight from DOH at 12.30 later in the year and I thought that my booking had been changed but my flight is still showing an A346 so this A319 is an additional later flight.

Comment on flyertalk states that invariably F & J are full DOH/LHR/DOH so that could be part of the decision process. Also this aircraft has the older cradle seats.

flyertalk.com/forum/qatar-airways-privilege-…

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