Qatar Airways Reducing Adelaide Flights

When Akbar Al Baker first announced Qatar would be starting Adelaide flights with the A350 many were very surprised. Qatar already fly to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Information courtesy of Routesonline.net

Qatar Airways in Northern winter 2016/17 season plans to adjust operational frequencies for Doha – Adelaide route, based on recent schedule update. From 30OCT16 to 25MAR17, the Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft will operate this route 5 times a week, instead of daily.

QR914 DOH2105 – 1735+1ADL 359 x26
QR915 ADL2155 – 0425+1DOH 359 x37

If I were to fly to Doha I would defiantly do the Adelaide flight for a number of reasons.

  • They have the best premium product out of the Australia routes.

The A350 features their fantastic reverse herringbone seats in a 1-2-1 configuration instead of their 777’s which feature 2-2-2.

Qatar A350 Business Class

Qatar A350 Business Class

 

  • Onboard Bar

I can’t exactly take advantage of it however Qatar have a great self serve bar aboard the A350.

Onboard Bar

Onboard Bar

 

  • Availability for the route is fantastic for redemptions

Redemptions rates for the following are:

  • American Airlines — 180,000 roundtrip business class
  • Qantas — 208,000 roundtrip business class
  • British Airways Avios 300,000 roundtrip business class

Qatar are very good at releasing space last minute and in advance for this route.

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Summary

It’s not a huge deal that the route is not going daily but it’s great to see that they are keeping the A350 on that route.