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Oman air buys London Heathrow slot for $75m

Oman Air is name that won’t be familiar to many of the travelers given that they aren’t in the league of the big Middle East 3 cousins namely Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. But the airline has started flexing its muscles to show that it means serious business. As part of this, the airline has bought the coveted landing slot at London Heathrow for $75million from Air France-KLM, this beats the previous record of $60million deal done between American Airlines which bought the slot from Scandinavian carrier SAS. Conclusion: Landing slots at the London Heathrow have become prized commodities with the early morning slots commanding the most premium with airlines targetting premium customers. The Middle east airlines have all been snapping up all available slots…

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Now Qatar wants to claim the longest flight crown

In this race to run the longest flight in the world everyone wants to score the brownie points. Qatar Airways has jumped into the fray now and wants to run the world’s longest flight. As per the The Telegraph’s report, the airlines intends to run the flight from Doha to Auckland which would be a 9,032 mile flight beating the current record holder Dallas-Sydney flight which is a cool 8578 miles and takes 17hrs. Now I know you would say that Emirates is planning to launch Dubai-Panama route which is planned to begin service from mid-March 2016 but even that flight at 8588 miles and 17.5hrs of flight time will not be able to beat this planed route. In the past running such long route…

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A320neo facing production issues?

Airbus’s top seller seems to be facing some production issues even before it can be inducted by the airlines in their fleet. Initially news came in about Lufthansa being the launch customer for the aircraft replacing Qatar. Now we are hearing that Indian customers, Indigo and GoAir have also expressed reservations about the delivery schedule of the A320neo aircrafts. The airlines have commented that they are not confident about when will Airbus be able to start the deliveries of the latest generation aircraft to them. Indigo which is the largest acquirer of the aircraft model seems to be hit hardest should these delays pile up. The major cause of these issues is the new Pratt and Whitney engine which has been blamed to be having issues…

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Singapore Airlines A350 starts taking shape

Airbus has been all gung ho about their A350 production plans. As of now it’s only their launch customer, Qatar Airways that flies the A350 and very soon Vietnam Airlines and TAM will be taking the delivery of its own. One Mile at a Time reviewed the A350 including the inaugural flight and you can read about it here and here. Today Airbus posted about the first A-350 XWB for Singapore Airlines that’s come onto the production line. Singapore Airlines is one of my favorite airlines and am really excited to see how this fabulous plane is going to turn up when they start flying it, with their unmatched service levels and the new generation technology it’s definitely going to be a great experience. After…

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Qatar Airways Globetrotter bonus 100,000 Qmiles and tier upgrade offer

Qatar Airways is running a promotion whereby you can earn up to 100,000 bonus Qmiles from April to December 2015 by simply travelling to at least one of the destination cities in each themed segment city during that theme’s offer period. You need to register for this offer by signing into your Qmiles account here. As per the website once you log into your account, “select “My offers” on your dashboard menu and register now or at least 24 hours before you travel.” The following are the cities that make up each segment along with the travel period: The bonus Qmiles will be calculated based on travel cabin class and distance travelled to reach the destination. The chart for the bonus Qmiles calculation is as…

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Etihad all set for its India push

Etihad is trying to make the most of the bilateral pact signed between India and Abu Dhabi that allows it to expand the current allocation of 13,600 seats on flights between the two countries to a whopping 50,000. In a statement made by the airline, it stated its intention to use a wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft on one of the two daily flights to Mumbai and the wide-body A330-200 aircraft on one of the two daily flights to Delhi. Not only that ,the airline will also operate a larger aircraft which can seat 174 passengers instead of the 136-seater deployed currently on its daily flight to Chennai. This capacity increase is going to be in addition to the Jet Airways flights that will now be using…

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