Departure time in Hong Kong (HKG): 19:10
Arrival time in Doha (DOH): 23:35
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER, A7-BEK
Duration: 9h 25m
Date of flight: April 2, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #189
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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Video from YouTube 📺
Exploring Hong Kong
After our stay in Vietnam visiting Saigon, Da Nang and Hanoi, it was time to spend two nights in Hong Kong, one of our favorite cities.
at the Conrad Hong Kong where we got upgraded to one of their Executive Peak Suites 😍
the Hilton Garden Inn Mongkok. I´ve stayed here before when the hotel was just a few months old and liked it. On this stay, we were given a drinks and meal voucher which I believe is a new benefit of a Diamond member 👍
Below are some of the places we visited during our two night stay in Hong Kong:
o Hong Kong a lot of times but this was our first time to witness this marvelous show which is probably the best light and music show I´ve ever seen 😍👍
We left the hotel around 2pm and arrived at the airport shortly before 3pm. Qatar Airways' check in desks are located in Aisle E of Terminal 1 and although there were check-in kiosks, they were only for ANA and EVA air passengers (if I remember it right) so we had to wait until the check-in desks opened at 3:40pm, about 3.5 hours before departure.
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge
the Pier First Class Lounge. At this point we still didn´t know our departure gate so we decided we´d stay here and have a light dinner until we know it.
Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge
From the flight information monitor, we saw that our flight was departing from Gate 23. We then decided to visit the other first class lounge which is The Wing.
Aircraft, Boeing 777-300
Boarding, Gate 23
Already waiting at my seat was the Brics amenity kit, blanket and pillow.
Safety Instruction Video
Around 7pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and to give us the usual flight information including our flight time of 8 hours and 45 minutes. The crew also came to offer pyjamas, menu card and newspapers. A few minutes later, the safety instruction video was played on the screen.
At 7:10pm, we began our pushback. About 8 minutes later, the flight attendant came to take my meal order and I chose the grilled chicken breast for appetizer and the prawns for my main course. She also asked if I wanted to be woken up for the meal service before landing and I said yes. Moments later, the CSD came to welcome us onboard and to inform us of the super wifi which is free to use for one hour. Around 7:35pm, we had a smooth take off. About 12 minutes later, the flight attendants started unlocking the doors of the Qsuites.
From other reviews on line, a special snacks platter menu used to be offered but there was none on this flight.
of my flights on Turkish Airlines in business class 😉
With about 2 hours left before landing, I was offered something to eat and I opted for the dessert which I didn´t have earlier.
There are four lavatories in the cabin, two between rows 6 and 7, and two behind the cockpit on the left side,
As a comparison, the lavatory near the cockpit is much smaller than the two lavatories you´d find between rows 6 and 7.
Landing in Hamad International Airport
With an hour left before landing, the CSD and the flight attendants came to thank us for flying with them. Around 10:30pm, the captain was back on the PA informing us that we would be landing in 50 minutes, with the current temperature in Doha of 20 degrees. We landed in Doha Airport at 11:21pm although we had to park in a remote stand.
There it was, our first ever flight trying the famous Qsuite 😍 With a lot of good reviews about this product, we really had high expectations, and they were all met. This is definitely First in Business and the fact that Qatar Airways is a consistent 5-star airline according to Skytrax, we just couldn´t ask for more. The service was great, the flight attendants were friendly and the food was phenomenal. And for the price we paid, it was just worth it. I am already looking forward to my next flight in Qsuite to Singapore in August and I can´t wait. To all the crew on this flight, Shukran 😍