Departure time in Oslo (OSL): 16:10
Arrival time in Doha (DOH): 00:40 (+1)
Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (A7-ALR)
Duration: 6h 30m
Date of flight: March 20, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #187
Trip to Singapore, Vietnam & Hong Kong on Qatar Airways Qsuite
It´s time again to qualify for British Airways Gold status and with this first trip to Asia flying on Qatar Airways, I will get 560 tier points. This trip is an open jaw, flying from Oslo to Singapore and back from Hong Kong to Stockholm, booking flights on Scoot, Vietjet and Jetstar to fly us within Asia. With my second trip (to Singapore in August) and my third trip (to Bangkok in December granting Qatar Airways stays with OneWorld), I will get more than 1500 tier points which is more than enough to get OneWorld emerald status again. Also during this trip, we stayed at 8 different Hilton properties making my total stay to 19, and closer to the 30 stays needed to renew my Hilton Diamond status.
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OSL Premium Lounge
the Premium section as we waited for boarding.
Boarding, Gate F16
Aircraft, Airbus A350-900
The QR app gives a 360 degree aircraft view, a screenshot of which you can find below:
360 Degrees Aircraft View
It has been 3 years since I´ve flown on an A350 which was from Frankfurt to Doha. It was only 2 months after the launch of the A350, with Qatar Airways being the first customer.
Upon boarding, I was greeted by a flight attendant who directed me to my seat. I was then welcomed by the CSD, a very friendly guy from the Philippines. He also asked if he could hang my jacket although I declined.
Waiting at my seat is a pillow and a blanket, as well as an amenity kit.
Business class pillow
Reading lamp, magazine rack, bottle of water
Inflight magazine, safety instruction card, air sickness bag
The contents of the amenity kit were the same as the ones I got on my last flight with them last year which included a refreshing facial mist, an anti aging moisturizer and a lip balm from Castello Monte Vibiano but the pouch bag has been changed from Brics to Nappa Dori which are nice although I still prefer the ones from Brics 😉 Also, the same amenity kits were given on our connecting flight to Singapore which used to have Armani toiletries. I guess Qatar Airways only have one amenity kit for Europe and Asia flights.
Personal storage compartment (to the left of the seat)
Personal storage compartment for bottle of water and headphones (to the right of the seat)
USB socket and power port
Personal air vent, reading lamp
IFE Controler, headphones
I ended up watching Green Book which recently won in the Oscars as best film 👍
There was also complimentary wifi with limit although I could not connect to it.
Moments after settling in, we were offered some predeparture beverage as well as a choice of hot or cold towel.
Mike had a glass of champagne 😍
I on the other hand had a glass of apple juice. I commented about the new coaster design and was told that they have started using them just a few months ago. We were also offered some newspapers and was informed that we can find them at the back in case we would need them later. The menu card and wine list were also offered, informing us that they have "Dine on Demand".
Pushback & Inflight Safety Video
Around 3:48pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and to give us some flight information including our flight time to Doha of 6 hours and 5 minutes.
View from my seat
At 3:55pm, the inflight safety video was played on the screen and 2 minutes later, we began our pushback.
On the A350, there´s a camera feature where you can have a cool view of the aircraft as it flies, among others 😉
Take off went smoothly and quietly at 4:10pm.
View after take off.
Airshow enroute to Doha
Menu card and beverage list
To start the dinner service, I had an apple juice which was served with some mixed nuts.
Then the table was set up, with butter, bread and the candle just like on Turkish Airlines flights. The amuse bouche followed which was salmon and tasted very good.
Then, the Sweet Corn Soup was served which was very tasty 😋
Mike had the Cold Smoked salmon and which according to him was also very good.
Transitting in Doha Hamad Airport
Around 11:25pm, the captain was back on the PA to give us updated flight information and that we would be landing at 12:10am, with a temperature of 20 degrees in Doha. The CSD came to thank each one of the passengers in the cabin for flying with Qatar Airways.
We landed in Doha Airport at 12:18am and 4 minutes later, parked in a remote stand. Fortunately, we had enough time to connect to our flight to Singapore, although it meant we couldn´t use the gorgeous Al Mourjan Lounge.
My last flight with Qatar Airways in business class was about a year ago and it was definitely one of the best flights I've had. This flight is pretty much like that, if not better. They have a new coaster design and have added a candle which I though were cool. The amenity kit also got a new refresh although I wish they would bring back the Brics and the Armani kits. The crew on this flight was very friendy and the food was very good. I only wished we didn't have to park in a remote stand since Hamad Airport is very new and if this problem is existing now, I wonder how it would be in the future. Overall, we had an enjoyable flight and needless to say Qatar Airways truly deserves to be a 5-star airline 👍