Qatar Airways moves airport…but no lounges available

23-05-2014 06-44-06

I wrote a few days ago about my excitement about travelling Qatar Airways. I appear to have got excited too soon.

The new airport in Doha will be open when I travel, but it now appears that there will be no airport lounges ready for premium passengers. The Qatar Airways web site says:


During this transition, some of the airport lounges are temporarily unavailable. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused and would like to extend to you our unreserved apologies. If you are affected by this situation, please contact the Qatar Airways check in staff at your point of embarkation or the premium customer service desks at Hamad International Airport in DOHA for alternative arrangements. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to welcome you back soon in order to experience the fullest range of our services and memorable Qatar Airways hospitality.

Well that’s OK then. Sounds like we’ll be stuck with some refreshment voucher to use!

And of course, where am I flying to?

23-05-2014 06-52-10

Thailand of course.

I think it’s going to be a fun few days. You can follow my exploits here.