THE ROUTE : DOHA TO LONDON
Qatar Airways’ Qsuite promises the ultimate privacy and it delivers. At one point during my DOH-LHR flight I woke from my deep sleep and felt so cocooned within my Qsuite that it genuinely took me a few moments to realise where I was and I did slightly worry if any other passengers were even still on the flight such was the feeling of being in my own little world.
When I realised that I was still flying high over Europe I knew I still had plenty of the flight left to enjoy the wonderful Qatar Airways’ Business Class.
The Qsuites experience was special from the moment I boarded the plane. While I settled down in my Qsuite my friendly flight attendant, who would be looking after me throughout my flight, came to introduce himself and quickly returned with my pre-departure glass of Charles Heidsieck champagne and a pair of The White Company pyjamas (very comfy!) .
I was given a quick run through of the operation of my Qsuite in order to get the full luxury experience, (the important things such as how to convert my chair into the fully flat bed, how to close my suite door and where the ‘Do Not Disturb’ button was).
I was flying solo so really did appreciated this privacy but for couples, Qatar Airways’ Qsuite have the travel industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Seats can also be configured into a ‘Quad’ to allow four family members or colleagues to be together during their flight. This is the innovation that makes Qatar Airways stand out from the crowd.
The Qsuites have been extremely well thought out as they feel very spacious and yet everything is always close to hand when required. The layout of the pod means that even when the bed is fully flat there is still space and the positioning of sockets and cupboards has been given so much time and thought making them very user friendly and practical.
The Qsuites and the business class cabin look great - very stylish with curved edges, detailing, ambient mood lighting and complimentary colours and textures. Adding to the style and comfort are the BRIC’S amenity kits with Castello Monte Vibiano Skincare products.
The technology within my Qsuite was appreciated, with its large TV screen (Oryx One Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system has up to 4,000 entertainment options including Hollywood movies, TV box sets, music and games), ambiance mood lighting and plenty of universal power points, USB, HDMI and NFC capabilities.
My flight attendant had previously asked when and how I wanted to dine and because the menu was so extensive and delicious sounding I opted to dine as soon as possible. The tasting menu featuring delights such a Baba Ghanoush and Chicken Shawarma was top end restaurant-quality. It felt very indulgent when I was brought both dessert options when I was unsure which one to go for – both the panna cotta and the chocolate tart were delicious.
Operating a ‘dine on demand’ system, dining in the Qsuites is available at any point in the flight and the ‘Stadium Snacks’ such as battered cod and chips or Beef Burgers are a great option if you wake up peckish or want a snack while you watch a movie.
It was clear that the crew had quickly established the needs of each passenger and the level of attention that they would require. The friendly service I received was flexible and attentive without being intrusive - which is exactly what I was looking for on this night flight.
Qatar Airways’ business class is renowned and rightly so. It’s recent haul of awards include World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards (very well deserved in The Luxury Travel Bible’s opinion).
A flight in a Qsuite is an unforgettable experience. This level of style, privacy, service and comfort is what luxury travel should be all about.
|Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 being held in November 2022. The airline is extremely proud of this and celebrates it on board with a fun inflight features such as football themed safety video and desserts sporting the World Cup logo. Qatar Airways have a collection of all-inclusive travel packages available for the World Cup which include Flights, Accommodation and World Cup Tickets. To book packages visit Qatar Airways.|| |
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