A few weeks ago, I traveled to Kazakhstan for the first time where I spent two nights in the capital city of Astana. I flew from Dubai to Astana via Frankfurt (and back) in Lufthansa First Class using my miles and needless to say, it was one of the best trips I've ever had. I had a separate ticket on Qatar Airways between Stockholm and Dubai where I flew in economy class on the outbound and business class on the inbound. My business class ticket on Qatar Airways from Dubai gave me the chance to visit their newly opened lounge which was really nice, as well as that of British Airways'. This whole trip lasted for a week and eventhough it was very extensive, I loved every single minute of it!
Photoreview: Lufthansa Business Class Lounge, Dubai T1 Concourse D (DXB)
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Review: Lufthansa First Class, Dubai-Frankfurt
Photoreview: Lufthansa First Class Lounge, Concourse A Schengen (FRA)
Review: Lufthansa First Class, Frankfurt-Astana
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Photoreview: Lufthansa Welcome Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
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Photoreview: British Airways Galleries Club, Dubai T1 Concourse D (DXB)
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Review: Qatar Airways First Class, Dubai-Doha
Review: Qatar Airways Dreamliner Business Class, Doha-Stockholm
Flight: QR 169
Departure time, DOH: 1:00
Arrival time, ARN: 6:10
Aircraft: Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Duration: 6h 10m
Date of flight: September 14, 2016
*Revenue Ticket, Business Class flight #111
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge
Al Mourjan Lounge. Fortunately, they had some available quiet rooms when I arrived so I was able to have a few hours sleep.
Aircraft, Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Boarding, gate C20
I've previously flown on this same aircraft so I won't be covering the seat features in detail. The cabin was actually quite full, with only 7 seats empty on that evening flight to Stockholm. As I boarded, I was welcomed by one of the female flight attendants who escorted me to my seat.
From the movie selection, I ended up watching "Angry Birds". Unfortunately, the volume from the headphones was too loud even if I had set it to the lowest level.
A few minutes later, Jay-an, the CSD from South Korea came to my seat to welcome us onboard and to advise us of our flight time of 5 hours and 50 minutes.
Newspapers were also offered but I declined.
To end my meal, I had some desserts and a cup of green tea. I was already full so I skipped the cheese.
Toilet & Lavatory
The captain came on the PA 35 minutes before landing to give us some flight arrival informations like the weather in Stockhom which was 11 degrees and that we would be starting our descent in 5 minutes.
Landing at Arlanda Airport
Qatar Airways' business class product and service has been pretty much consistent. They offer one of the best dining experience in the sky, they have one of the coolest amenity kits for business class, and they have a seat that turns into a fully flat bed (at least on their 787s and A380s). They truly are worthy to be a 5-star airline! And of course, the flight attendants were fantastic as always. To all the crew on this flight, "Shukran!"
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