• Just because they limit themselves to sandwiches and crackers, doesn't mean they have to limit the choice so drastically.Just two choices of sandwich, all on white bread, with pretty uninspiring fillings. There were better choices in other lounges pre-covid.Very uninspired.

  • Yes, my comment referred to the source, not the testing regime. Basically, testing in this way is not 100% guaranteed, hence why quarantine normally accompanies it. However, this agreement is in place avoids quarantine as the source countries have a very low infection rate as well as policie...

  • Misleading to compare it against the cruise. That was a debacle in the making, with the bulk of passengers coming from the most infected source in the world, the US. And no testing beyond a test 3 days before boarding, and then at boarding - and no quarantine at all. This means it was a stra...

  • Qatar doesn't view the FF program as a loyalty earner, but more an offering for those who fly them by default. That's why its own redemption rates are poor, and it hasn't been attractive as they have a lock on their own base. This is just an extension of that, as a money raiser. It's not abo...

  • By all appearances, this is just a cut in inclusions. $7500 roundtrip to London was comparable to existing, previous business class pricing on Qatar. Now, if you want lounge access with them, the base fare is $10400. So really, what this is is a cut to existing services but selling at the same pr...