Trip from Europe to the US via Asia flying Qatar Airways Qsuite & Cathay Pacific First Class
In 2014, I did two round-the-world trips, flying Asiana Airlines, Lufthansa and British Airways first class using miles. This year, I´m doing it again although it will be a bit different. I will fly from Europe to the US via Asia and will take the same route on the way back so it won´t really be a complete round-the-world tour. I´m flying Qatar Airways business class and Cathay Pacific first class (thanks to the mistake fare) so I´m really looking forward to a trip full of jet lag but nevertheless fun!
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Review: Qatar Airways A359 Qsuite, Doha-Singapore
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Photo Review: British Airways Lounge, T1 Singapore (SIN)
Photo Review: NIA Business Class Lounge T2 Hanoi (HAN)
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Video Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong (HKG)
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Exploring Washington DC
Review: Millennium Times Square New York
Photo Review: American Flagship Bridge Lounge, New York T8 (JFK)
Photo Review: American Airlines Flagship First Dining New York (JFK)
Review: Cathay Pacific B777 First Class, New York JFK-Hong Kong
Review: Cathay Dragon Business Class, Hong Kong-Hanoi
Photo Review: Vietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge Hanoi (HAN)
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Singapore-Doha
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Doha-Stockholm
Departure time in Doha (DOH): 19:45
Arrival time in Singapore (SIN): 09:05 (+1) Terminal 1
Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (A7-ALY)
Duration: 8h 20m
Date of flight: August 7, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #195
Video Review from my YouTube Channel 📺
Transiting in Hamad Airport
Al Mourjan Lounge
Al Mourjan Lounge, one of the best business class lounges I´ve been to.
Aircraft, Airbus A350-900
Boarding, Gate C5
I left the lounge around 7pm and headed to our departure gate which was C5.
Just like on my previous flight, there was an hour of complimentary wifi 👍
At 7:41pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and to give us some flight information including our flight time of 7 hours and 45 minutes. Menu card and wine list were also offered by the flight attendants at 7:55pm.
Inflight Safety Video
Pyjamas, Slippers and Newspapers
I was able to sleep for a few hours and woke up with 1 hour and 30 minutes left before landing. This was the time when most would go to the lavatory and with the cabin full (36 passengers) and with only 3 lavatories, we had to wait for our turn.
Landing in Singapore Changi Airport
Around 7:53am, the captain was back on the PA to inform us that we would start our descent in a few minutes, with the current temperature of 30 degrees in Singapore.
Just like on my previous flight from Stockholm to Doha, this one was just as lovely. The crew were friendly and the service although a bit slow during dinner was understandable as the cabin was full. I loved the pyjamas and amenity kit and the mattress pad provided during turn down service made sure I´d have a good night´s sleep. To all the crew on this flight, Shukran!