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I was told by my Qatar Airways employee friend that they have dropped the prices to their flights in the east. I went online to check the current prices and lo and behold! Cheap prices to the Philippines indeed! For example, an Economy Super Value Plus return ticket on July 30 from Doha going to Manila coming back on August 18 will only set you back for QR 2970 taxes included. I got mine a month ago for QR3700++.

My friend said that it was the Swine Flu scare that brought the prices down. In any case, better start buying those tickets if you intend to fly this month or the next coming months. I just made a quick search for a flight on September and returns on November and the price for the trip, including taxes, is just QR 2570. If you are not yet sure of the exact date of flight, you better get the Economy Standard Value 2 which permits changes to your date of flight. The ticket would cost you QR 2970 but would allow you to freely change you travel dates witihin 6 months.

This is the best time to buy those tickets!!!

Qatar Airways increases Doha – Manila service from 11 to 14 weekly starting March 29, 2009.

Here are the following additions and changes that we expect:

QR644/645, which currently operates 4 weekly, is slated to be Daily with A330-300 aircraft.

QR646/647, current Daily A330-200 service, will see capacity increase with Boeing 777-300ER.

From Doha
QR646 DOH0055 – 1530MNL  (Daily)
QR644 DOH1450 – 0525+1MNL (Mon. Wed. Fri.)
QR648 DOH1820 – 0855+1MNL (MWF)

From Manila

QR645 MNL0655 – 1125DOH (Tues. Wed. Sat.)
QR649 MNL1025 – 1455DOH (TWS)
QR647 MNL1710 – 2140DOH Daily 

I was wondering why flying to Hong Kong gets you 25 QPoints (5868 miles) while flying to the Philippines (6792 miles) only gets you 20 Qpoints? Why is it that they get more even if they’re paying less? How am I supposed to even get Burgundy Status if I only travel once a year?

Carry On Baggage Allowance

The below rules are for Qatar Airways operated flights. Local authorities and airports may apply different rules. Please check with them before your journey.


First Class

Business Class


All flights

2 pieces not exceeding 15kg (50 x 37 x 25cm)

2 pieces not exceeding 15kg (50 x 37 x 25cm)

1 piece not exceeding 7kg (50 x 37 x 25cm)

Checked Baggage Allowance


First Class

Business Class


All flights

40 kg

30 kg

20 kg

Trans Atlantic flights

2 pieces each not exceeding 32 kg
maximum dimensions 158cm

2 pieces each not exceeding 32 kg
maximum dimensions 158cm

2 pieces each not exceeding 23 kg
maximum dimensions 158cm

  • The dimension of each piece of baggage must not exceed 158cm (total dimension = length + height + width).
  • Excess baggage will be charged at the airport. For excess baggage rates please contact your nearest Qatar Airways Office (click here for a list of office locations).
  • Trans Atlantic travel to and from the Americas on QR operated and interlining flights.

Liquid and Gels

As of 1 June 2007, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommends all liquids, gels, pastes and aerosols up to 100 ml must be carried in one transparent and resealable plastic bag to a maximum capacity of 1 Litre. The transparent bag dimensions should not exceed 20 cm x 20 cm or 8 inches x 8 inches. Containers over 100 ml will not be accepted even if they are partly filled. All items must fit comfortably in the plastic bag. You are required to produce your clear transparent bag of liquids separately for security screening.
There are no restrictions on baby food and medication. You will be required to produce a medical certificate for medication taken onboard.

Qatar Airways has published a statement with regards to what happened on flight 401 from Aman to Doha on August 10, 2006. Apparently, a man tried to force his way in side the cockpit of the plane forcing the male cabin crew members and three passengers to restrain him. The plane had to go back […]

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