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Qatar Airways adds 11 weekly London flights

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Qatar Airways has announced a sharp increase in the number of flights it operates from London.

If you have been struggling to find Qatar Airways reward availability because the London to Doha legs were not available, it is worth another look.

Qatar Airways adds 11 weekly flights from London

From London Gatwick:

From 19th June, Qatar Airways will operate two daily flights from London Gatwick instead of one. The British Airways service is also remaining, at least for now, although I don’t understand the point of having two flights to Doha which depart literally a few minutes apart around 2pm.

The new flight will be a morning departure, leaving Gatwick at 9am and arriving in Doha at 5.35pm. It will use a Boeing 787-8 which has the same business class as the A380, which I reviewed on Monday.

From London Heathrow:

From 28th March, Qatar Airways will add a 7th daily service on selected dates. This will be on a Boeing 787-9, so you won’t be getting Qsuite.

It will be an overnight flight from Heathrow, leaving at 9.20pm and landing at 6.05am in Doha. It will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Heathrow will now see 45 Qatar Airways flights per week, with a total of 59 weekly flights across Heathrow and Gatwick.

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In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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Comments (119)

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  • NFH says:

    I was wrong about Eurotunnel, which we used at the weekend. The French police aux frontières do operate separate EU/EEA/CH and non-EU/EEA/CH lanes in both the Folkestone and Calais terminals. But at exit controls in Calais, there was only one lane of each, and lots of UK-registered cars were presenting British passports in the EU/EEA/CH lane, delaying genuine EU/EEA/CH nationals. EES should hopefully put a stop to this.

    • M Jones says:

      Yes. Hopefully the UK does the same. I should not have to wait behind EU nationals in the queue entering the UK when they get questioned! British citizens should be expedited through, hopefully ETA puts an end to this.

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