Qatar Airways Travel Festilval ending today!

As I wrote about a few days ago, Qatar Airways is offering several great deals during their travel festival, and the offers ends tonight midnight Qatar time (which would be 1 am UAE time.)

If you haven’t booked yet, I would go ahead and do so now. The offers are as follows:

Book more – Save more with Qatar Airways Travel Festival

This is the first time I have seen that Qatar Airways is offering this kind of promotion, a book more, save more. It is similar to their 2-for-1 companion offer, but this one is valid if you are 3 passengers traveling together.

Again, it offers some great discounts on certain destinations from certain cities, and you have to check fares from your country to see what is on offer, or even change countries if you do not mind doing a positioning flight to get the fares you are looking for.

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2 for 1 companion offer with Qatar Airways Travel Festival

Qatar Airways is again offering a 2-for-1 companion offer on selected routes and destination. Just like the discounted fares the promotion is different depending on the country and airport of origin, but again we see some good and a few really great fares. Continue reading “2 for 1 companion offer with Qatar Airways Travel Festival”

Fare Discounts with Qatar Airways during the Travel Festival

For the travel festival Qatar Airways have announced some really good deals, there are discounts on most destinations (and you get an additional 15% discount if you use the Visa Promotion), and the offers varies from country to country.

To see a full list of offers from your country, click here.

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Etihad expands their Boeing 787 Dreamliner operations

Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Etihad has just taken delivery of their 10th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and as such they are expanding the network the Dreamliner is operating on.

On October 30 2016 they started daily fights between Abu Dahbi and Ryadh in Saudi Arabia, and 3 days later, on November 2nd 2016 they also started daily flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Etihad and Jet Airways expands Abu Dhabi – India services

 

etihad-jet-aiorwaysJet Airways and Etihad have announced that they will be expanding their services between Abu Dhabi and India.

Etihad currently owns a 24% share of Jet Airways, and they have had a tight partnership for a while now, and with this latest expansion plans it seems to be getting even tighter.

From early 2017 Etihad and Jet Airways will expand by an additional 28 weekly flights between Abu Dahbi and India, and adding 3 new Indian cities to their network connection directly from Abu Dhabi.

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Etihad Cargo starts twice weekly flights to Copenhagen, Denmark

Etihad Cargo Boeing 777F
Etihad Cargo Boeing 777F

Etihad Cargo has announced that they from today, October 20, will start a twice weekly freighter flight from Copenhagen, Denmark, to their hub in Abu Dhabi.

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Qatar Airways 2-for-1 business class sale is back!

qatarfleetQatar Airways ‘famous’ 2-for-1 business class sale is back!

If you are traveling over the next few months, this is one of the better and cheaper way of flying. As long as you are traveling in an ‘even’ number, Qatar is offering 2 for 1 in business class to over 150 destinations worldwide.

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Abu Dhabi airport introduces 35 dirhams passenger fee

Abu Dhabi new Midfield Terminal
Abu Dhabi new Midfield Terminal

Abu Dhabi airport is introducing a Dh35 fee for passengers transiting or departing the airport, according to a report on Tuesday.

“The new fee will be charged from the passengers with  effect from July,” says Al Ittehad newspaper, citing a resolution adopted by Abu Dhabi Executive Council in April.

The announcement comes barely two months after Dubai and Sharjah airports introduced similar charges for passengers.

“Every passenger departing from Abu Dhabi’s airports will have to pay Dh35 as fee, however, transit passengers and children below two years of age will be exempted from the new fee,” according to the report.

“The new fee is not being collected, as yet,” says Bilal Chaudhary, a senior travel advisor at National Travels and Tourism in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi International Airport has become region’s fastest growing travel hub. It has reported 9.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2016.

Between January and March this year, 6,044,025 passengers travelled through Abu Dhabi, compared with 5,521,110 during the same period last year.

The number of passengers traveling through Abu Dhabi in March 2016 jumped to over two million passengers, reaching 2,025,842, up 5.6 per cent from 1,917,939 in March 2015.

Flying and drinking (and eating) during Ramadan 2016

etihad ramadanNow that Ramadan has been announced, it is time to remember what you can expect when travelling in the Middle East.

 

First of all, the general rule for everyone is that eating, smoking and drinking during daylight hours is prohibited during Ramadan.

However, all transit areas of the airports are exempted, as all travelers traveling more than 80 kilometers in one day are exempted from the fasting. You can therefore expect all food outlets to be serving food and drinks during Ramadan, and in the UAE you should also be able to order alcoholic beverages, although they will probably not be on display.

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