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  • MarkivJ
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    It’s mind baffling how BA never took any cues from its oneworld sisters QR and CX on how a lounge experience is done.

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    MarkivJ
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    Will they soon be selling M&S buy on Board in their first class suites? Sad to see any kind of airline go down so soon.


    MarkivJ
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    I haven’t flown them yet but a colleague flew their very old 2-2-2 Lufthansa style business class last spring. He said bad hard product (zero privacy, no direct aisle access) but service was “as good as Cathay”.

    In short, if you’re lucky to fly on their 1-2-1 reverse herringbone new 789s, then you get the best of both worlds. If not, well, the soft product still shines!


    MarkivJ
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    It is very hard to fault both QR and DOH! Way better experience than both EY/AUH and EK/DXB

    in reply to: Qatar airways deals

    MarkivJ
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    I’m flying to marseille on BA (T3) so really excited I’ll get to use the QF lounge for the first time (I’ve tried all the others, love CX the most).


    MarkivJ
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    I’m answering my #4. Per Delta’s website, Gold Medallion can only use VS’s Clubhouse in the USA (JFK, EWR, LAX, SFO). We’re advised to use T3 No1 Lounge in LHR.


    MarkivJ
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    BPP – I haven’t flown on EVA, but checked with a colleague who flies J class often from Seattle. He’s flown J on both 777 and 747 and said the service was incredible. His comment was – “as good as Korean Air, better than Cathay’s”. He did mention his only gripe was the choice and quality of vegetarian food (special meal) – not bad, but not the best.

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    MarkivJ
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    QR’s QSuites changed my perception of business travel. Anything else seems so pedestrian now!


    MarkivJ
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    I am aware in the minority here, but I’m a big fan of BA’s CW Asian/Hindu vegetarian. I hope DoCo don’t screw or up!


    MarkivJ
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    The longest I did on j class was DOH-ORD (on QR’s excellent QSuites) and yet felt I was being stretched already! So yeah, no thanks to these 16-17hr fights.


    MarkivJ
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    I flew both this year HKG-YVR. Both were very good. A350
    Felt quieter But that’s all


    MarkivJ
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    Hey Derek, as a oneworld Emerald (or Sapphire), I love T3 for the choice, and often go “lounge-hopping”.

    I start at the AA lounge for their fabulous veggie rolls (as appetisers), then move on to the BA lounge for their crisps…. and finally settle down in the CX lounge for dinner, followed by a shower, followed by some excellent English trifle for dessert! I haven’t been to the new QF lounge to comment.


    MarkivJ
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    It depends on what your criteria for airlines is.

    For me, esp J class, it’s usually collecting miles. Which means, as both a oneworlder and Skyteam’er, I’d rather fly a less-than-comfy BA or KLM versus an Emirates. Both KL and AF have good African network. If you’re looking for oneworld, Qatar!


    MarkivJ
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    Whilst, no doubt the QR lounge in Doha is very well made, my experiences have been night and day. Literally.

    On an evening arrival, the lounge is empty, easy to get showers, etc. If you land between 7a-10a however, it’s a fish market. We didn’t get any seating in the dining area upstairs, so the bartender had to pull up bar stools for us and we sat at the back of the bar (where the cutlery inventory, loading and refilling, etc all happens!). Add a 1hr wait to shower. They could build a few more showers in that feee space.

    in reply to: Finnair or Qatar

    MarkivJ
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    Like others said – if you’re paying, finnair. If the company can pay, Qatar.

    That said, you can’t go wrong with both. I’d pick finnair just because I’d get more uninterrupted rest as the HEL-SIN flight is longer than DOH-SIN

    in reply to: Finnair or Qatar
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