On Monday, the US will expertise its 1st-ever Airbus A350-a thousand flight thanks to Qatar traveling a a single-off flight using its latest plane type. If you’re however intrigued in earning very last-moment strategies to make the flight, there’s presently 29 unassigned seats in Qsuite and the flight however has a few organization course award seats offered.
But, if that is as well quick discover, you’ll be joyful to know that Qatar has extended its unofficial US A350-a thousand tour with flights to Miami. We had been clued into a single of these flights this early morning thanks to a tweet from Airlineroute:
Absolutely sure adequate, Qatar has loaded the adhering to flight into its program for July 29:
- QR777 Doha (DOH) 8:00 Departure → sixteen:20 Miami (MIA) Arrival
Having said that, there’s no flight for sale on the return leg from Miami to Doha on the A350-1000… or any other plane. The next working day, Qatar resumes its provider amongst the airports with its solid (but not as fantastic as Qsuite) Airbus A350-900:
When I dug into the predicament a little more, I located that this isn’t the only time that Qatar is traveling the A350-a thousand to Miami. The airline has included a flight a few days before on July 26 from Miami to Doha on the A350-a thousand:
- QR778 Miami (MIA) 19:55 departure => sixteen:50 Doha (DOH) arrival on July 27
Take note: the center seats in the Qsuite quad are blocked for couples and greater teams to reserve. These seats are however offered and can be selected through booking.
And there’s presently a single organization course award offered on this flight:
So, what would reveal this unusual flight scheduling? The most probably clarification is that Qatar is running an A350-a thousand charter flight from Doha to Miami on July 26 and a return charter flight on the A350-a thousand from Miami to Doha on July 29.
Update: As David details out in the feedback underneath, there’s a soccer match in Miami on July 28 between FC Bayern and Manchester Town. Qatar just turned a significant sponsor of FC Bayern in March 2018. So, it is probably that Qatar is transporting the FC Bayern workforce to and from the match on these charter flights.
But even if this is the explanation that the A350-a thousand is coming to Miami, we can be hopeful that Qatar is also using these flights to check how the manufacturer new plane performs on these very long-haul flights. After all, again when the airline took supply of its 1st A350-a thousand in February, Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker pledged that the US East Coast would see an A350-a thousand flight scheduled “soon”. And, we’re however ready.
Highlighted picture by Zach Honig / The Factors Man.