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