I have flown with Qatar Airways a number of times and have reviewed their long-haul flights in Business Class. My trip reports can be found below. Check with our Luxury Travel Concierge before booking (unless you are booking on miles) to get further discounts and free upgrades on luxury hotels and premium flights.
I rate the Middle Eastern Carriers; Qatar, Etihad and Emirates as the top airlines for First Class and have compared Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Qatar Airways to rank which is the best Airline in the Middle East. They all also feature in my top 10 best business class airlines in the world.
Qatar Airways offers several types of Business Class products on its A330 fleet, with some aircraft featuring the old seats (that don’t fully recline) and others featuring the updated product (with fully flat bed seats) which Qatar offers on its A350, B787, and A380 planes. The brand new Qatar Airways QSuite will be rolled out across most of its fleet (starting with the B777), so in the near future, the inferior A330 Business Class seats will be gradually phased out.
The Qatar Airways’ QSuite will make Qatar Airways the outright winner when choosing an airline to fly to the Middle East in Business Class. By the end of 2018, when this seat has been rolled out across most or all A350’s and Boeing 777’s, there will simply be no comparison between this Business Class product and the Business Class Suites offered by other airlines. Even the new suites offered by American Airlines, United and Delta will not compare, and with the rapid rollout, Qatar should be your first choice for Business Class on routes flying these two planes.
Having said all that, on our most recent flight back from Sydney on Qatar, although we found the hard product (seat) and the food to be good, we found the staff overly busy and very difficult to make eye contact with. This is one way that a few other carriers with an inferior product like British Airways actually win as their staff are usually friendly and amazing. This meant it was a pain to get our bed made up, and when the wrong drink was brought over, we found it difficult to get the flight attendant’s attention to get it changed.
Pre-flight at Hamad International airport in Qatar, if you travel in First, you get access to the Qatar Airways El Safwa First Class Lounge which simply outclasses all the competition in airport lounge experiences. In Business Class you will get access to the Qatar Airway’s Al Mourjan Business Lounge which is also exceptional.
Below you will find my most recent flight reviews on Qatar Airways in Business Class: you can draw your own conclusions.
I flew and reviewed my Business Class experience on Qatar Airways A380 Doha To London Heathrow in Jan 2018. This was actually the second leg of our Qatar Airways Business Class flight from Sydney. You can read my other Qatar… Read More.
I flew this 13-hour flight on Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER Sydney To Doha in March 2017 and chose Qatar Airways as they have decent Business Class seats (which are better than Emirates and comparable to Etihad). You can read my… Read More.
Rhis trip report reviews Business Class in an Airbus A330-300 of Qatar Airways (QA) from Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Qatar to Male International Airport (MLE), in the Maldives. The previous flight on Qatar Airways from Brussels to Doha was… Read More.
In this trip report, we review a Qatar Airways flight on Boeing B787 Dreamliner in Business Class Brussels to Doha. We have already reviewed Qatar Airways Business Class on Boeing 777-300ER, along with a previous trip from Brussels to Doha… Read More.
In this review, I flew Business Class with Qatar Airways from Brussels (BRU) to Bangkok (BKK) via Doha (DOH) on a Boeing 777-300ER. The first leg of the trip from Brussels to Doha was flown in Business Class on a… Read More.
This is the second time I have reviewed Business Class on the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This time the trip was from Brussels (BRU) to Doha (DOH). Following this flight I flew Qatar’s Boeing 777-300ER in Business Class from… Read More.
Feeling in need of a midsummer break, we decided to take advantage of some fantastically competitive fares offered by Qatar Airways in Business Class on their B787 Dreamliner to promote their new routes from European cities. We bought two business… Read More.
The Middle Eastern airlines are currently the best in the world and I recently compared Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Qatar. Qatar has just launched a new Business Class Suite at ITB Berlin, and it is a game-changer offering First Class… Read More.
It is worth reading my tips on how to find cheap First or Business Class flight tickets to and from North America for a way to save money on your next First, Business and even Premium Economy flight booking traveling into or out of the US.
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