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Article from BTNews 24 JULY 2017

Qatar baggage accolade

Baggage handling has acquired new significance at Doha’s Hamad International Airport with Qatar Airways becoming the first airline to achieve compliance with International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at the hub.

The resolution requires an airline to track every piece of baggage from start to finish of its journey. Qatar Airways says it achieves this via its own HAQIBA baggage-management system and seamless integration with its website and mobile app.

The company says it offers real-time updates on checked baggage through its “Track My Bags” feature, with the app giving real-time updates to passengers as well as the ability to retrieve details as needed using the “My Trips” feature.

Meanwhile, the airline last week announced it was adding an extra daily flight on the Doha – Moscow route from 2 August, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights a week between the two points, as part of further moves into eastern Europe.

Expansion plans in the region include service to Skopje and Prague starting by the end of August, while the additional Moscow frequency will be served by an Airbus A320 with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy.

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John Davidson, France/paris

In my view Qatar and Qatar Airways are way over-rated in terms of quality. Note this headline: Qatar Airways CEO says Airbus A350 delivery delays down to Airbus

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