June 1, 2018

Qatar Airways B787 Business Class, Bangkok-Doha

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Business Class, Bangkok to Doha

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Flight: QR827
Departure time in Bangkok (BKK): 8:10
Arrival time in Doha (DOH): 11:20
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8
Seat: 3A
Duration: 7h 10m
Date of flight: April 18, 2018
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #166

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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

I arrived at the airport around 6:05am and headed directly to the check-in desks.

Check-in, Desks R2 and R3

There were 2 desks assigned for business class passengers and I went to desk R3 where I was helped by a friendly agent. Moments later, I was handed my boarding pass as well as the fast track card.

Fast Track

Priority lane for premium passengers 👍

Qatar Airways Premium Lounge

It was my first time visiting the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge and I have to say it was beautifully designed 😍 The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the lounge felt so private as I was one of four guests during my visit. around 7:17am, a member of the lounge staff came to me to inform that boarding has already started.

Boarding, Gate E9

When I arrived at the departure gate around 7:24am, they were already doing the final call which I thought was a bit early. Later on the flight, I found out that the economy class was pretty empty, thus the fast process of boarding.

Cabin

I was greeted at the door as I boarded and escorted to my seat 3A.

There were supposedly only 6 business class passengers on this flight so I was forced to ask (later during the flight) Lora the CSD when I saw that we were 13 passengers onboard. I was told that it could be that the other 7 passengers were from the later flight who had already checked in and decided to take this earlier flight. There was actually another flight just an hour later so I guess it's always nice to arrive earlier 😉

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 business class cabin

Seat 3A

Welcome to my seat, 3A 😉

This is my personal favorite when it comes to business class blankets 😍

Personal screen

From the film selection, I ended up watching "I, Tonya".

One of the flight attendants came to offer me the male Armani amenity kit although I asked for the female version for my collection which was brought with no problem. The contents were exactly the same as the ones I got on my last flight with them in business class from Doha to Stockholm in 2016.

Around 7:39am, I was asked by Sana, one of the flight attendants working in business class, for my drinks and towel preference. I opted for a glass of apple juice and hot towel. Menu cards were also offered. Lora the CSD also came to my seat to introduce herself and welcome me onboard. Around 7:45am, newspapers were offered although I declined.

Three minutes later, the inflight safety video was played on the screen. Sana, the FA from Morocco came to take my meal order and I chose mango smoothie, smoked salmon, fish congee and green tea.

Take Off

We began our pushback at 7:59am and 19 minutes later had our take off.

Dining

Menu card and wine list

A la Carte Menu

A la Carte Menu

Beverage menu

The mango smoothie was perfect 😋

Table set up with bread, butter and jam

The smoked salmon was fantastic 😋

The fish congee was very good 😋 As my plate was cleared, I was offered more items like yogurt but since I was already full, I declined.

Second Service, Light Option

Around 9:44am, Lora came to my seat to ask if I wanted to eat or drink something, and from the Light Options, I chose the Stir-Fried egg Noodles with Grilled Sea Bass Fillet and a glass of apple juice. The noodles was very good as well as the fish 😋 I was also offered some bread, desserts and coffee although I declined.

The other choices were:

Grilled prawns with chunky pomelo salad
Beef steak and cheddar cheese sandwich
Selection of indulgent individual desserts

Onboard Bar

As usual, the onboard bar offered a bottle of champagne, fruits and some snacks items.

Lavatory

The business class lavatory had the usual Rituals hand lotion and spray. Dental kits and shaving kits were also provided 👍

Lavatory

Airshow

Airshow enroute to Doha

A closer look at the map shows that the plane is still avoiding the airspace of certain Arab countries blocking Qatar Airways.

Landing at Hamad International Airport

Around 10:31am, the captain was back on the PA to inform us that we would start our descent in 10 minutes and would land in 45 minutes, with the current temperature in Doha being 26 degrees.

View before landing

We landed at Hamad International Airport at 11:17am and reached our gate 8 minutes later.

CONCLUSION

There it was, another great flight on one of my favorite airlines in business class 😍 To start with, the new lounge in Bangkok was gorgeous. Of course, as a business class passenger operated by a OneWorld flight, one could also access the JAL Sakura Lounge and the Cathay Pacific Lounge, if he/she wishes to. The crew were very friendly and it was obvious that they did their best to make this flight enjoyable. The meals served were all fantastic especially the noodles with sea bass 😋 The amenity kit is one of the best out there (if only all other airlines could offer same amenity kit) Overall, it was a very enjoyable flight 😉 To all the crew on this flight, Shukran 😍