Qatar Airways, Doha - Adelaide

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Chris_PER

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Feb 2014

Total posts 90

Qatar Airways, Doha - Adelaide

Chris_PER

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Feb 2014

Total posts 90

Looking more and more likely that QR914 will soon route Doha-Adelaide-Melbourne-Doha.  I've heard and read a number of times that peoples bookings have been routed via Melbourne outbound from Adelaide, as have there also been rumours that Melbourne will get a second daily QR flight.

A way of Qatar just saying that they can't make Adelaide work.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Or possibly another way of increasing Melbourne capacity 

RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

Yeah I was wondering how they managed to get good loads to Adelaide with the A350, well now I know they weren't.

chap6595

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 May 2015

Total posts 38

Friend of mine got on that flight as it was 200 cheap going Melb Adel Doh rather than Adel to Doh...doesn't make much sense how it is cheaper

FLX1

Member since 31 Mar 2016

Total posts 37

"..doesn't make much sense how it is cheaper"

Actually, it makes tremendous sense how 1) ADL-MEL-DOH-ADL fare is cheaper than 2) ADL-DOH-ADL or MEL-DOH-MEL fare fm an airline demand/yield mgmt perspective.  E.g.

A.  1) is easier to fill seats per flight than 2) which means lower mkting /selling /distribution cost per ticket and lower risk of unsold inventory(i.e. 100% Rev$ lost per empty seat).

B.  1) offer more frequencies in ADL/MEL mkt than 2) standing alone.  Greater frequencies always improve network connectivity @ hub(DOH in this case) which in turn attract more sales volume for the ADL/MEL mkt overall.

C.  ADL pax heading to DOH obviously prefer 2) over 1) if fares are the same.  To attract some ADL pax(e.g. your friend) to take 2), a 'discount' must be offered which is econ sustainable for QR to offer due to A. & B.

ajstubbs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

To clarify, is it possible to knowingly book this route or are these experiences diversions that the traveller is later notified of?

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