Qatar Airways | Premium Travel Between Sydney and Doha
Long haul flights in economy class are not always the most pleasant experience. From the lack of personal space to the subpar meals, it can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore. I’m sure I’m not the only one to have hoped for a free upgrade to business or first class during check in (hey, it happens in movies all the time!) With that in mind, it was welcome news to hear that as of last week, Qatar Airways will be operating daily flights between Sydney and Doha direct on their Boeing 777.
Qatar Airways is relatively less known in Australia compared to the other two main Gulf airlines – Etihad and Emirates, but they’ve been operating international flights since 1997 as the national airline of the State of Qatar. Their primary focus is on customer service and ensuring passengers actually have a comfortable and pleasant time while in the air. Crazy! The airline doesn’t offer a premium economy class, claiming instead that their regular economy is on par with other airlines premium offerings. Similarly, they suggest their business class is more in line with what first class passengers may be used to on other airlines, so either way you’re getting a nicer experience than usual.If you’re lucky enough to fly business class with Qatar Airways, some of the awesome features you get to try are the fully-flat beds (no futile attempt to get some sleep while sitting straight up wedged between two other people) as well as 78 inches of seat pitch, which is essentially geek speak for leg room. That’s a decent chunk more than other luxury airlines have in their business classes. There’s also an a la carte menu which passengers get to order from whenever they want during the flight. Everyone on board gets an individual screen with the state-of-the-art Oryx One entertainment system, which has more than 3,000 entertainment options. At this rate, there’s a good chance you’ll want to stay on board even after the plane has landed!