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Inflight Experience / Seating qatar business class 777 vs 350

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by AHB, May 25, 2016.

  1. AHB

    AHB New Member

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    I am traveling from Doha to Miami on Qatar business class. DOH-MIA is a 777, business class product is outdated. Is it worth adding a stopover in Boston to fly on an A350?
     
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    hi AHB, really depends on your priorities right? :) I'd probably switch to try the new plane but if you are traveling with other people they might not care enough to add the time and connection hassle.
     
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  3. David W

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    JFK and PHL are also serviced with the A350 so you have options, especially if this is an award. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend EY's A380 from JFK or their A789 from IAD either, which is bookable using AA miles. If its a paid flight, you can credit it all to AA if you'd like.
     
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  4. Jacob McCarthy

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    It really depends. If you are fine with the extra hassle, go for it. The Old product is still fully flat and is a 2-2-2 which means fairly wide seats compared to most forward facing 777 products being 2-3-2
     
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  5. Jacob McCarthy

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    can't wait till we get newer planes to ORD. Qatar, Etihad, and Emirates all operate 77Ws to ORD. A380 gate is being modified right now though
     
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  6. AHB

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    tried changing the flight but my original ticket is J fare, and the DOH-BOS is on I (cheaper), QR cannot downgrade fares so there is a change of afre charge of almost USD $500. My other option would be to cancel and ask a refund for my current ticket ($80 cancellation fee and taxes are not returned) and use the credit to purchase the new ticket DOH-BOS
     
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  7. David W

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    $80 cancellation fee isnt horrible if you really want to fly the A350.

    I find it strange that taxes and fees arent returned though - how much is that?
     
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    Hello,

    The a350 Bussiness class is amazing and flying on Qatar is amazing. Are you flying with a partner? If so it shouldn't matter as you, however if you are on your own I would go with the a350 because you have direct aisle and more privacy.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  9. AHB

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    Hi
    Does it make a difference on what type of fare I am traveling on QR to the number of miles I'll earn on AA?

    If my current ticket on QR is J - on QR site I will earn 200% qmiles, but for I will be 125% qmiles
    http://www.qatarairways.com/PrivilegeClub/qmiles_earn_chart.page?mid=4&sid=1

    On the AA website regarding miles when flying with QR for J,I its the same
    https://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/airlines/qatar.jsp

    Are the base miles calculated on the actual miles of the flight on based on the qmiles?

    Thanks
     
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    David W Well-Known Member

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    Base miles the scheduled distance flown. gcmap.com is a good tool to use to check distances.

    for example, DOH-MIA is 7680 miles. Crediting a business class ticket to AAdvantage will earn 9600 miles. Crediting to Qatar will earn 9600-15360 miles depending on the fare class.

    you should also consider if you want status with QR or AA before crediting
     
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