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Seattle to Doha on the Delivery Flight of a Boeing 777-200LR

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I love the new car smell. Does an airplane have the same cool, sexy, absolutely fabulous fragrance as a car or is it something more, well, plane-like? Yesterday I had the unique pleasure of answering that question.

Qatar Airways invited half a dozen of us to come along on the delivery flight of their second Boeing 777-200LR, flying from Boeing Field outside Seattle to Doha International Airport, Qatar.

With Doha as its hub and routes already well established in Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and, of course, the Middle East, the Boeing 777-200LR gives Qatar Airways a reach of 8,000 nautical miles, putting them in striking distance of just about any destination in the world.

Several years ago Qatar Airways pushed into the American market with non-stop service to New York and Washington, D.C. Starting March 30, 2009, the airline will begin flights between Houston and Doha. With service to Houston, they will strengthen their relationship with American energy businesses.

For the next yea…