freak hailstorm damages Atlas Global jet in Istanbul, awesome Qatar fares from South/ East Africa to the US and China

– a rough (and rare) summer hailstorms damaged this Atlas Global plane real bad – Istanbul airport was closed right after and the plane made a successful emergency landing

– Qatar Airways has Business Class fares from South Africa to many US airports (incl. Los Angeles) for $2,068 Round Trip – a great deal to rack up Oneworld miles for status

– Qatar also has great fares from Nairobi to Guangzhou, China on modern Boeing 787 and A380 equipment for $1,173 Round Trip