When I think about the best business class product in the world there is Qatar Airways Qsuite, then there is everything else. My latest 12-hour flight from Tokyo to Doha onboard a 777-300ER merely confirmed what I already knew.
Qatar Airways 777-30ER Qsuite – A Flawless Flight
I’ve flown Qatar Airways on multiple occasions this year, including an ultra-longhaul from Dallas to Doha on an A350-1000 and a 787-9 from Doha to Copenhagen. Both flights were wonderful, though my 777-300ER flight from Tokyo to Doha was best of all.
First, the service was over-the-top excellent. I feel like I hold Qatar Airways to a much higher standard than U.S. and European carriers, but even so, the service from Joey and Wattana (pictured below) was so excellent (attentive, gracious, prompt, kind) that I cannot help but to shake my head in amazement…and thanksgiving.
I appreciate a flight attendant who constantly patrols the cabin, notices when you wake up, asks if he can bring you a hot beverage or fresh-squeezed orange juice, and returns moments later with a hot towel. It’s classy. It’s Qatar Airways.
Service is on-demand on Qatar Airways so it is not like there were set meal times on this journey. But Joey and Wattana had this uncanny sixth sense to anticipate your needs.
Sure, using the flight attendant call button was encouraged, but it was not even needed because they were attentive enough to proactively see when you needed something without being obtrusive or overbearing.
But wait, there’s more.
The Qsuite business class cabin is among the most comfortable and spacious in the sky. The flight left at 9:55pm, arrived at 5:00am the next morning, and ended up taking over 12 hours of flight time. After my sleepless journey from Los Angeles to Tokyo on JAL then several hours in the JAL lounge, I was quite ready to sleep. And sleep I did…I slept incredibly well thanks to a soft velvet-like blanket, cold cabin, and individual air vents.
But wait’s there more.
I sandwiched two delicious meals in between my sleep. For supper after takeoff I enjoyed a lovely seafood appetizer, bowl of soup, salmon main course, cheese board, and a hazelnut tart with coffee to finish.
After a refreshing rest, I had breakfast before our arrival in Qatar, which included more coffee with a full English breakfast, yogurt with granola, a hot croissant, and fresh fruit.
I love catering on Austrian, Air France, British Airways, and Turkish Airlines…but Qatar Airways is the best.
I realize this may sound like a sponsored post for Qatar Airways, but it is not. Instead, I was blown away by what was probably the best Qatar Airways flight in my life in terms of excellent service. I also slept well and enjoyed two great meals. What a great deal...
Thanks for reading my first impressions post of this flight. I’ll have a lot more details about this flight in my full review including info on the full menus, pajamas, amenity kit, IFE, lavatories, and other onboard and ground services. For now, two longhaul flights in Qatar Airways Qsuite business class merely confirm that Qatar is the best of the best.