Qatar Airways is undisputedly the best airline in the world. They were named No.1 carrier in the world for six consecutive years at the “Oscars of Aviation” and the Skytrax World Airline Awards in 2021. They also won the gold medal in ‘best Business Class’.
How does it achieve these accolades? And how do the standards at the back of the cabin stay up to date? The Points Guy UK travel experts set out to find the answers.
Two of the passengers boarded a Boeing 777, the carrier’s flagship aircraft, in Doha to fly to London Heathrow. The posh end was perfect? Nearly.
The Points Guy UK recorded their experiences in business and economy class on a Qatar Airways Doha to Heathrow flight.
Qatar Airways is undisputed world’s best airline, having been named No.1 carrier by the ‘Oscars of Aviation.
Liam Spencer was the Points Guy lucky flier in Qatar Airways’ highly acclaimed Qsuite berth. The tips site managed to save 52 percent on his ticket by routing the journey via Abu Dhabi with an overnight stop at Doha.
The site explains: ‘Qsuite prices started at a hefty £2,275, however, there are many short connecting flights around the Gulf and we had already planned to be in nearby countries before Qatar anyway. We searched for different departure points to determine if the price had dropped, including Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
‘To our joy, flying out of the latter with an overnight stop in Doha lowered the price by a whopping 52 per cent to just £1,091!
Liam from The Points Guy UK is impressed by the extras in Qatar’s Qsuite
And Liam’s verdict? He called it the best product of its kind. The seat was very comfortable and provided privacy due to the sliding door.
“The food was amazing and would not have looked out of place at a fancy London eatery.
“The sleeping experience was wonderful. The seat became a fully-flatbed with White Company bedding and pyjamas. I felt like I was sleeping in a bedroom in space.
Liam chose an Arabic meal for his main course, as shown in the photograph.
Liam’s main course consisted of pan-fried veal with mashed pumpkin
However, it wasn’t quite 10/10.
He stated, “It took over 10 minutes for the cabin crew to get to my seat after I pressed that call bell.
‘[Also]Many of my business-class fellow passengers weren’t adhering to the mask-wearing rules and the cabin crew didn’t make any effort to enforce them.
Nicky Kelvin, Head of The Points Guy UK, documented the Qatar Airways 777 economy offering, paying £228 for seat 28K.
It was a very enjoyable experience for him.
Nicky Kelvin, Head of The Points Guy UK, documented the Qatar Airways 777 economy offering, paying £228 for seat 28K
Nicky is demonstrating the poor man’s business classes’
Nicky approved of the food in economy – ‘tasty and substantial’
He described it as a’very comfortable and spacious seat for an economy product,’ and said that it was a ‘bonus that the cabin was so empty allowing him to make a “poor man’s business class”, spreading across multiple seats’.
He also approved of the food – ‘tasty and substantial’ – and the service from the ‘very attentive crew’, which was ‘fast and friendly’.
Are there any downsides? Just the pudding – ‘some kind of take on a cheesecake base topped with Angel Delight-style “pudding”, which wasn’t great’.
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Nicky’s main course consisted of lightly curried chicken and rice. He says it’s his kind of vibe.
A Qatar Airways Boeing 777300 – The type that The Points Guy UK flew from Doha