Route changes happen – it’s a fact of life. For travellers wanting to travel with British Airways to Doha, there’s going to be a nasty surprise with the airline suspending its London Heathrow to Hamad International (Doha) route.
The suspension of the service will run from 25th March 2018 through to 30th June 2018 according to Routes Online
When the service resumes on the 1st July 2018, the route will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 as opposed to the current Boeing 777-200ER that is booked on the route.
Thankfully, flights between London and Doha will operate with Qatar Airways having six flights a day between the two cities.
Whilst the loss of one flight a day isn’t significant – passengers will need to rebook if they have booked British Airways flight
. In addition, Qatar Airways operate a mixture of three-class (featuring First, Business and Economy) and two class (Business and Economy Class) planes on the route – as opposed the four-class offering that British Airways run with (the magical Premium Economy cabin is missing), so those holding Premium Economy tickets may need to find a new method of travel – or buy up/buy down to the next cabin.
If you have tickets between the end of March and June between London Heathrow and Doha on BA – it could be an idea to check with the airline what their plans are to re-accommodate you..
H/T to Muslim Travel Girl for prompting me to investigate this a bit further…
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