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 Business Class, Doha-Stockholm
Departure time in Stockholm (ARN): 09:05
Arrival time in Doha (DOH): 16:10
Aircraft: Airbus A359 (A7-AMG)
Duration: 6h 5m
Date of flight: August 7, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #194
Video Review from my YouTube channel 📺
Stockholm Arlanda Airport Terminal 5
Check-in, Desks 49-56
Stockholm Arlanda Lounge
Stockholm Arlanda Lounge is the lounge being used by airlines like Qatar Airways and Emirates. It is not really the best lounge in Stockholm Airport but good enough to visit before your flight 😉
Aircraft, Airbus A350-900 (A7-AMG)
Boarding, Gate F66
Business Class Cabin
I had chosen seat 2A when I checked in online although it was apparently changed to 1K when I got my boarding passes from the agent at the airport. Upon boarding, I discovered that it was the A350 with Qsuite so it was such a surprise 😉 Qatar Airways has been awarded Airline of the Year and Best in Business Class in Skytrax awards and I really think they deserve it.
Inflight Safety Video
Around 8:54, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and to give us some flight information including our flight time to Doha of 5 hours and 43 minutes. Four minutes later, the inflight safety video was played.
Around 9:05am, the cabin supervisor came to my seat to introduce herself and welcome me onboard. She also informed me that the cabin is not full, in case I would like to change from a rear-facing seat to a front-facing one. I stayed in 1K although later during the flight, I realized that one disadvantage of my seat is that it is too close to the lavatory and that it was easy to hear the noise from there. Pushback was at 9:08am and 9 minutes later, we had a smooth take-off.
I was really sleepy after the meal so I decided to close the doors and turn the DND sign on. I had a really good nap, I must say 😉
There are 3 lavatories in this A350-900, all of which are located in front of the cabin. In the A350-1000, there are 4 lavatories, two in front and 2 at the back.
Landing in Hamad Airport
Around 3:11pm, the captain was back on the PA to update us and informed us that we would be landing in 42 minutes subject to traffic control, with clear skies in Doha.
Transiting in Hamad Airport
Al Mourjan Lounge.
Qatar Airways being awarded the Airline of the Year and Best in Business Class according to Skytrax is something the airline should be proud of. I really think they deserve it as shown by the service of the crew on this flight. Of course, the Qsuite is definitely the best business class seat in the world (with doors you can close) so I couldn´t ask for more. I´ve flown with Qatar Airways a lot of times and I really think they are one of the most consistent when it comes to service. I just can´t wait to fly with them again 😉 To all the crew on this flight, Shukran!