Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Qatar Airways ~ Sky High Pricing?

Recently the hash tag #QatarAirwaysFail cascading on twitter got my attention and I wondered what all the hype was about. Then I ran across an article on Doha News’ tumblr, Qataris Renew Boycott Calls Against Qatar Airways, that really peaked my curiosity regarding the subject. Not being one to jump on the bandwagon without doing my own research, I found that the proof was indeed in the proverbial pudding. Perhaps locals and expats, alike, do have a little or a lot to be griping about. One return flight booked for the same city on the same day will cost you (and more importantly me!) 45% more on Qatar Airways as opposed to British Airways, if you’re going to London, anyway. That’s what I call a chunk of change, folks.

Here is another random search I did. Qatar Airways vs SriLankan Airlines with a Doha to Colombo return trip selected...

To be fair, the only other price I checked was a Lufthansa vs Qatar Airways flight to Frankfurt. Lufthansa beat out Qatar Airways by only a 10% savings, which I would have to opt for Qatar Airways in this case for the service alone.

The moral of the story here, check out the competition and decide where YOU want to spend your extra moolah...in the air or at your destination.

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  1. Makes me laugh each time I book DOH-DXB. It's cheaper to go on FlyDubai (or anyone else for that matter) than an airpoints ticket with Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Must be a joke if it makes me laugh.

  2. I always knew they were higher than the competition, but I didn't realize HOW much higher. Our problem is that they've suckered us into enjoying the lounge and the free flowing Nespresso. It would be soooo much cheaper to sit at Costa Coffee and sip on lattes. No? Definitely will rethink this on our next booking!

  3. But it's a 5 star airline!!! ; )


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