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If you are looking for best business class option for travel from London to Doha then there is no better option than Qatar Airways Qsuite A350-900. Much like Emirates, Qatar Airways has been a major game changer in the airline industry. Launched in 2017, it has captured everyone’s attention owing to its amazing services, food quality and best interior, making your travel worthwhile-reflected in the fact that it has won many awards for the best business class seat in the world. With cabins designed finely and partitions that can be opened up to create privacy, the Qsuite business class has much more to offer to its respective passengers. The airline has fairly raised the bar by introducing its luxurious seat that incorporates a “first in business class” approach, removing the need for a first class cabin with its closing doors and double beds.
Let’s discuss the Qsuite business class from London to Doha in detail & find out why you should travel via this much-admired business class…
As we headed to the check-in desks, we were quite amazed by the staff services as check-in was quite swift. We were free within few minutes and then we headed to the premium lounges. Check-in staff was quite staff helpful and friendly as compared to other airlines.
The walkway, was not so impressive but as we entered into the luxurious lounge the vibes of a premium facility were indeed very tangible. Perfectly designed and with an on point seating arrangement curated the perfect ambiance for us. The lounge was conveniently located at the airport both for entry check-in & gates Qatar departs from. We had lunch before our afternoon flight at the lounge; a café was stocked with fresh fruits, smoothies, yogurts, pastries and any hot drinks. When it comes to the main course, the menu offered a wide range of dishes. There was also a cocktail bar and brasserie restaurant looked elegant.
Ps. Go for salmon if you are seafood lover; its light and delectable and it was great to stoke up my appetite for the flight.
Quite amazed by the art and interior we think that the lounge was more akin of a first-class lounge than a business class one.
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As expected, boarding process was well-organized. As I was onboard, the crew members were there to help us out and offer any assistance, if we needed any. When I was directed to my seat, it had it all. From comfortable cushions to a BRICS amenity kit, these facilities assured me of a luxurious travel ahead.
Qsuite is in quad configuration, taking cabin innovation to an entirely different level via aft and forward-facing seats. Its media amenities include all-access power port, with USB, HDMI and NFC capabilities. Serving the business class experience like never before, Qsuite is designed in such a way that you can convert it according to your needs. While travel, you can transform into your work space as well as into comfortable private room in no time. You can open up your quad if you are travelling with family or colleagues and share a spacious double bed if you are travelling as a couple. As a sole traveler I opted for a “true” rear-facing window seat to ensure maximum privacy.
The staff is friendly and professional ensuring you of a comfortable travel. Moreover, Qsuite has technological bells and whistles like light-up “Do Not Disturb” signs, and 21.5-inch entertainment monitors with touch screen controls. We would recommend you to have backwards facing window seats as they are quite comfortable and much quieter, allowing you to recluse into your own world as you indulge all that Qatar has to offer you.
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Food & Drinks:
Followed with scrumptious appetizers mainly Greek yogurt; in main course we had chicken and rice dish which was delightful. It was wrapped up with a choice of ice-cream, cheesecake or fruits. For the passengers opting for wines and drinks.
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Right beside our seats was an ample storage area and they were imbued with noise-cancelling headphones, a bottle of water and space to put away your laptop/tablet. The entertainment screen was large and in HD display along with controls within our reach. Apart from that, the Oryx entertainment was quite extensive and sure to keep one from boredom, though cannot compare to that which is offered by Emirates.
Overall, there is not much one can fault with Qatar’s Qsuite product. It is as close to perfection as a business class can come. There are a few blips that can be ironed out. The principle let down for me during this flight was the dine on demand concept. Whilst conceptually a great USP that offers much needed flexibility to passengers, its delivery in practice had a few issues that proved irksome.
I ordered the snack option just after takeoff, yet there were significant delays in my food preparation and each time I sought to check up on this, though I was given a courteous response, left me quite frustrated at having to wait for so long, especially as I was looking to grab some sleep before arriving in Doha.
Perfection is a rare feat and the criticism is not to take away from the excellent had product and world class service that sets this product and airline a class apart. For this reason, I would give Qatar airways a score of 9/10 for this experience.