Qatar Airways to launch Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta flights, boost New York

By Chris Chamberlin, May 5 2015

Qatar Airways will grow its services to the United States in 2016 with the commencement of non-stop flights to Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston from its Doha hub, while its existing New York flights will grow from daily to double-daily.

Los Angeles will be first off the block with its inaugural flight on January 1 2016, served by a Boeing 777 with 42 fully-flat beds in business class – the same as you’ll find on the airline’s Australian flights to Melbourne and Perth.

Read: Qatar Airways Boeing 777 business class review

Then it’s Boston from March 16 2016 with the A350, kitted out in a 1-2-1 layout in business class: providing all 36 pointy end passengers with direct aisle access, an 80-inch fully-flat bed and a 17-inch HD entertainment screen.

Read: Flight report: on board Qatar’s first A350-900

Atlanta follows on July 1 2016 using the same Boeing 777 aircraft and business class layout as Qatar’s Los Angeles flights, with the seats configured as 2-2-2.

With New York already boasting a daily Boeing 777 flight, Qatar Airways adds an A350 into the mix from March 1 2016 to make the service twice-daily with a choice of aircraft types.

Residents of Melbourne and Perth can make a one-stop journey via Doha to reach these USA destinations, although of most appeal will be flights from Australia’s west coast to America’s east coast including Perth to Atlanta, Boston and also neighbouring New York.

As a member of the Oneworld alliance, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn both frequent flyer points and status credits when travelling with Qatar, or can earn points with the airline’s own Privilege Club program.

Read: Qatar Airways Privilege Club: the unofficial guide

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

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10 May 2012

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More good news for Perth FF.  I've flown Qatar a few times now (since QF abandoned WA flyers) and quite like the experience.  I hope they might one day make MSP a US destination as this is a hub I  need to reach.

20 Feb 2012

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I love this

Cathay launches Manchester, Zurich and Dusseldorf 

( which is more relevant for Australia considering it is a logical route , unlike using Doha for N.A)

and ausbt says nothing...

even though CX also now provides the fastest  way to MAN...

Kash,

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Just to note, the Cathay Pacific routes you refer to were announced up to one year ago. At the time of the announcement it's likely that there were other stories that needed to take priority for whatever reason to allow us to deliver coverage that had an even greater relevance.

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