I have flown with Qatar Airways several times and have reviewed their long-haul flights in First Class. My trip reports can be found below.
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.
The brand new Qatar Airways QSuite will be rolled out across most of its fleet (starting with the B777) and is said to be First Class in Business, so it may be worth considering as an alternative option to First Class. The Qatar Airways’ QSuite will certainly 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.
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.
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Below you will find my most recent flight reviews on Qatar Airways in First Class: You can draw your own conclusions.
Early 2016, I took a trip First Class on a Qatar Airways Airbus A380 from Doha’s new Hamad International Airport in Qatar to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. Qatar Airways has six A380s in its fleet, deploying them… Read More.
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