Flight Review Qatar Airways Doha to Miami
Flight Number QR777
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Airline Alliance – Oneworld
Frequent Flyer Progamme – Qmiles and Qpoints
Dated January 2019
Qatar Airways operates the Airbus A350 on a variety of long-haul flights. This aircraft is configured with only two classes of service where all Business Class seats feature 180 degree recline. This aircraft flies with 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy.
This was a 16 hour and 20 minute direct non stop flight leaving Doha’s Hamad Airport which was newly opened in 2014 and now serves over 37 million passengers annually. The most famous icon of the airport terminal is the giant teddy bear that sits in the middle. It is a 23-foot canary yellow teddy bear sculpted from bronze, that sits peacefully inside a lamp. There are a lot of things to do at the airport, many restaurants and shops including their own branch of Harrods.
Onboard this beautiful new Airbus A350 the colour scheme is purple as you would expect from Qatar Airways. The seat configuration in Economy is 3-4-3.
The cabin is modern, spacious and overhead bins large and quite high so you don’t feel claustrophobic.
The IFE in flight entertainment is called Oryx and is great, has tv shows, games and unlimited movies even enough for a 16 hour flight. There’s plenty of leg room.
You get a lovely amenity kit which contains socks, eye mask, ear plugs, lip balm, toothbrush and toothpaste and every seat has a pillow and blanket.
Shortly after a morning departure over the Persian Gulf the flight turns left to start its journey over Europe and then over the big pond to Florida.
After about 40 minutes after take off the first meal service starts which is breakfast. We were served a breakfast egg loaf with beans and mushrooms which was accompanied by a croissant, fruit, a yummy strawberry yoghurt, orange juice and cold water.
In Flight Entertainment
Watched 2 great movies on the Oryx. Instant Family with Mark Wahlberg. An American comedy drama about two parents who adopt three young children.
Followed by Alpha which is a brilliant film about a young hunter who befriends an injured wolf during the last ice age. A great film for animal lovers.
About 1 hour before landing (3pm Eastern time), dinner was served. This time a delicious chicken curry with beans and salad. Flight landed on schedule at 4.15pm and it felt like the 16 hours had just flown by literally. Probably because I managed to sleep comfortably for about 4 hours.
Overall this was a lovely experience. The cabin crew were friendly, efficient and always seem to be smiling even after 16 hours. Our luggage allowance was 30kg and Qatar Airways did not charge any extra for seat allocation. Qatar Airways is probably THE BEST economy class in the skies.
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