Last month, Mike and I traveled to Bangkok where we spent four nights exploring the city. Our original flight on Qatar Airways was in economy class but luckily, we ended up being upgraded on 3 of the 4 flights. Thanks, Qatar Airways! As for our lounge access, we had to rely on my Air Berlin Gold card as operational upgrades do not grant lounge access, aside from the fact that our upgrades were given at the gate. The weather in Bangkok was not perfect as there was a bit of showers almost everyday but still, we were able to make the most of it. As I have Hilton Diamond status, we chose the Conrad Bangkok and Millennium Hilton Bangkok as our "home in Bangkok", both of which I highly recommend to everyone as they are two of the best hotels we have stayed at. It was a very short but memorable trip and I really hope to be back soon to one of the most amazing cities in the world, Bangkok!
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Flight: QR 837
Departure time in Bangkok: 2:05 (actual 2:02)
Arrival time in Doha: 4:35 (actual 4:27)
Aircraft: Airbus A380-800
Duration: 6h 25m
Date of flight: July 1, 2016
*Upgraded from Economy to Business Class, Business Class flight #108
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge where we had an enjoyable time. This is one of the newest lounges of Cathay Pacific with the Studioilse design, together with the one in Tokyo Haneda and Manila among others. We thought we'd go to the boarding gate early so we left the lounge about an hour and a half before departure.
the first was last March 2015) but still, I was just as excited as I was on my first flight with them.
Qatar Airways A380 Business Class Cabin
As I walked through the cabin, I was welcomed by Hazel, a Filipina flight attendant who escorted me to my seat, 19E.
Moments after settling in to my seat, Hazel took my predeparture beverage order as well as my choice of towel. I was also given the pyjama and the male amenity kit from Giorgio Armani consisting of a small bottle of perfume, after shave balm and lip balm as well as socks, eyeshades and earplugs. Qatar Airways amenity kit are among my personal favorites as I love Italian brands, although my favorite is still the Bulgari products offered by Emirates on their night or long haul flights. Paniti, the cabin supervisor also came to our seats to welcome us onboard.
Newspapers were also offered although both Mike and I declined.
Late night dining
Tomato basil cream soup
Fresh pomelo, sweet purple potato and pimiento salad with caramelized red apple, goji berry, toasted pine nut and soy sesame dressing
Grilled beef tortilla with ginger mayonnaise
Stir fried mee goreng noodles with prawn
Chocolate ginger tart
Selection of biscuits, chocolates or mixed nuts
on our Stockholm-Doha flight the week before.
Qatar Airways A380 Onboard Bar
After visiting the onboard lounge and the lavatory, I was back to my seat where I was asked by Nayeon if I wanted to have breakfast before landing. Since I really wanted to maximise my sleep, I declined. About 35 minutes before landing, the captain came on the PA to update us of our arrival time in Doha which was scheduled at 4:15am and that we would be starting our descent in 5 minutes. Landing at Hamad International Airport went smoothly and we were one of the first passengers to disembark.
There it was, another great and enjoyable flight on one of my favorite airlines in business class. The crew was simply fantastic and the meal we had was great as well. I love the fact that Qatar Airways is offering pyjamas on night flights since not many airlines do it. The Giorgio Armani amenity kit is one of the best out there and definitely one of my favorites. The menu not being updated (since it was the start of a new month) was a minor thing and could easily be rectified. And of course, the seat that turns into a fully flat bed and with direct aisle access is something I hope all other airlines could offer as this is no doubt the world's best business class seat. No wonder, Qatar Airways has been voted the Best in Business Class on Skytrax. To all the crew on this flight, thanks for the wonderful service! And to Qatar Airways for yet another upgrade to business class, Shukran!
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