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Qatar Airways Review – The Luxury in Economy!

Travelling comes with a leverage of flying with different airlines around the world. As much as I love traveling I also love to try out different airlines before actually picking up my favorite. I have traveled in more than 6 different domestic/international airlines till date and yes I do have a few favorite ones and out of them Qatar Airways is surely among the top two. 

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It was my first experience with Qatar Airways while traveling from Delhi -> Paris, France via Doha ~ Hamid International Airport and it was a pleasant one. The layover allowed me to explore the upcoming airport of Doha and already made it to the 2017’s World’s top ten Airports.  

Qatar Airways - Cabin - Economy
Source – Google Images

The airline has surprisingly spacious legroom with comfortable seats. The cabin crew provided us nice comfy pillows and warm blanket for a good nights sleep that actually proved helpful to fall asleep even in an economy seat.

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There were ample food choices and was served hot & fresh in the airline. As it was a morning flight, we were served breakfast with fresh fruits and coffee/tea for those who (like me) need coffee in morning!! The second part of the journey was longer the first so we were meals more than once. In the first meal, I opted for Chicken Sandwich which was a tad disappointing for me. You might wonder why..what could possibly go wrong with a simple chicken sandwich? There was nothing wrong with the sandwich, it is just the fact that most Indians are used to eating the meat/chicken fully cooked – not partial or even boiled and so is the case with me!! I tried but couldn’t relish the sandwich which my fellow passengers enjoyed to the fullest!! But there’s a twist in the tale – the second time I was asked about food preference I jumped onto vegan!! There  I got the last vegan pasta served hot with cheesy toppings on the second leg of my flight finally from Doha to Paris. The patience paid off…finally!!

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My day is never complete with ample water!!

The cabin crew was extremely courteous and attentive with a helping attitude which was a plus point. I am the person with excessive water needs and require water every few minutes. After throwing away my water bottle while going through the security checks I was dependent on the small water cups in the flight but the air-hostesses were very helpful with that when I requested.  

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Somewhere over Doha

On the second leg of my journey from Doha -> Paris, while waiting on the mentioned gate I was informed that the planes have changed at the last moment at altogether another corner of the terminal. I literally had to run as I got to know this very late & by the time I reached the new gate all window/aisle seats were full. I got the middle seat left out in an awkward situation for the next 6 hrs. There was only one point where I felt nice about my seat was when I got the very last vegan pasta 😀 Jokes apart, I believe, there should have been an announcement about such a big change & must provide people their preferred seats to those who took the pain for web check-in. On second thoughts I believe the airport should also claim responsibility for such events as well.

Travelling is Economy is not that fun but still used by a majority of flyers. So if I talk about which airline stood best for me with maximum facilities in Economy – Qatar Airways will fall directly into that category!! It evidently stood by its tagline – A 5-star airline.

Have you traveled via Qatar Airways? Do share your experience with me!!

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– The Wanderer

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Disclaimer – This is not a sponsored review but derived from a personal experience.

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72 comments

  1. Good write-up, I’m normal visitor of one’s blog, maintain up the nice operate, and It’s going to be a regular visitor for a long time.

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  2. I have heard such great and impressive reviews about Qatar airways’ impeccable service. I’ve been using Philippines Airlines when I travel back to my country because it’s affordable. I never looked at other options especially Qatar Airways as I assumed the price is something my pocket will never afford.. but will look into their Economy rates when I fly back! I heard good things about Emirates too, I think those two are really leading the pack in the air travel industry

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  3. I have never had a chance to travel by Qatar Airways. But, it sounds good. Thanks for sharing some of your experience to everyone. The next time, if I have to travel abroad, Qatar will be on my list. Thanks a lot.

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  4. I have never had a chance to travel by Quartar airway. However, it sounds good. Thanks for sharing some of your experience to everyone. The next time, if I need to travel abroad, Quartar will be on my list. Thanks a lot

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  5. Well, I like to travel and I’m not rich 😀 so of course, I have to fly in economy! And this post comes right on time for me, as my family is planning to come visit next March. They need to fly from London to South Africa and my sister mentioned that she found very cheap flights with Qatar, I will share this with her. I have to tell you, from my experience, the worst airline is Air France. OMG. I’m a small person and even I feel the legroom is ridiculous and the seats super uncomfortable; on the other hand, based again on experience, Iberia is excellent. Couldn’t say enough good things about them, but yes, good to know there are other airlines making an effort! I’ve heard Emirates is really good as well, have you try them?

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  6. You said that most people travel economy.I do too. But economy is not always the most comfortable way to fly Consequently, it is good to know that one airline works on making even its passengers in economy comfortable. This is commendable as customer service makes or breaks a business

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  7. Hi – I’ve traveled for more than 20 years for my job, internationally and domestically, but I’ve never flown that airline. It looks much like Lufthansa which to me was top notch! In today’s world of bare bones flying, it’s nice to see some airlines still have the extra service ! Thanks for sharing

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  8. I’ve never flown on Qatar Airways but I definitely want to try that airline now. It looks pretty amazing for economy. The seats actually look roomy and comfortable!

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  9. I have always heard great things about Qatar Airways! Sounds like the rumors are true 🙂 I actually was in one of Qatar’s commercials and was hoping to fly Qatar when I went to the shoot location, but they flew me on Singapore Airlines. Hhahahah, but I wasn’t disappointed cuz Singapore airlines was great too 🙂

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  10. Spacious seats and ample legroom are big ones for me, so I’m glad to see that’s a perk of flying economy with Qatar. I haven’t flown Qatar Airways before, so will see if they have offerings for my next flight.

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  11. I have never flown via Quatar airlines but I have had my fair share of crappy economy flights. I guess I am at that stage where I want a bit of comfort. I would definitely try Quatar airways out especially after your review.

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  12. I’ve travelled Qatar economy from Adelaide, Australia to London – the first leg of that flight is about 13 hours. We found it surprisingly comfortable, and the staff were superb. The food was GREAT, and very plentiful – I was knocking it back by the end of the flight. Although it’d be nice to try Business Class, it costs about 5 times as much, so that’s probably not going to happen. But I’d definitely fly Qatar again!

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