It is difficult NOT to think of (Rudyard) Kipling’s famous line about East Is East And West Is West And Never The Twain Shall Meet, when learning about Qatar Airways. The East/West twain, or two, have met for awhile now, and its most recent blend is Qatar's newest route from Doha, Qatar to Los Angeles, California. This new air bridge began January 1st of this year; later this year, Qatar will also bring non-stop flights from Doha to Boston in March, and to Atlanta in July.
There was time when first class air travel on a commercial airline was a real treat – but an international wave of consolidation, cost cutting and security have made the allure of Pan Am or TWA a distant memory. Certainly, flying private can be more expensive, but it’s luxurious amenities and convenience create a viable travel alternative for many. New escape locations are very exclusive – so much so that commercial flights have not kept up. So getting to that private Pacific island might take four flights on a commercial airline. A private flight can get you there directly, fly you where you want to go, and continue the vacation throughout your journey in the comfortable and spacious cabin.