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Qatar Airlines to Namibia
Contributors to this thread:
Ollie 24-Jul-18
Drahthaar 24-Jul-18
altitude sick 24-Jul-18
Buffalo1 24-Jul-18
Bushwacker 25-Jul-18
From: Ollie
I recently flew Qatar Airlines from the USA to Windhoek, Namibia for a recent bowhunting trip. I decided to bypass the traditional route of flying to Johannesburg, overnighting, and then taking a next day flight to Windhoek, Namibia. Just another chance to lose luggage along the way. In addition, flying Qatar Air was hundreds of dollars cheaper than flying to Johannesburg and overnighting with an additional flight to Windhoek the next day. Qatar flies from quite a few major US cities with direct flights to their Dohu airport in Qatar (next to Saudia Arabia). Flight time will be about 15 hours depending on where you depart. From Dohu, you catch a direct daily flight to Windhoek (about 10 hours in the air). Both Qatar Airlines and the Dohu airport are very highly rated in travel magazines. The Dohu airport is modern and spacious with lots of interesting shops and food courts. Qatar is English-friendly with signs in both Arabic and English. A good airport if you have a long layover. American Airlines partners with Qatar so your bags will be checked from wherever you begin to Windhoek. I had two large hunting duffels that exceeded the 62 linear inches restriction and neither American or Qatar Air made any comment or tried to charge extra. If you need to fly to Windhoek on a future hunting trip give Qatar Air a look.

From: Drahthaar
Thanks for the report. Forrest

I have flown Qatar and Emirates through Doha on to Nepal. Both top notch airlines.

From: Buffalo1
15 hr.(from where?) + 10 hr Dohu > Windhoek = 25 hr. flying time.

From: Bushwacker
Houston to Doha, 15 hours, a 9 hour layover in Doha, 9 hours into Windhoek. Dallas to Doha, 14 hours, a 9 hour layover in Doha, 9 hours into Windhoek

My recent trip to Namibia on Qatar issues, they even paid for a hotel on the layover in Doha for the trip over..... I'll fly with them again on my next trip to Namibia

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