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.
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.
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.
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