Qatar Airways Review

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is the national airline of Qatar, it began its operations in 1994, and was founded in 1993, its hub is located in Doha(Hamad International Airport), serving over 150 destinations for commercial and cargo use (more than 40 destinations are flown to by Qatar Cargo.) Qatar Airways has over 46,000 employees, more than 32,000 are airline staff. Using over 200 aircrafts, Qatar Airways has achieved success in flying to both business and leisure destinations.  Qatar Airways is also one of the fastest growing airlines, with one of the youngest fleets.

Since 2013 October Qatar Airways has been a member of the Oneworld alliance, and it also operates Qatar Airways Cargo, Qatar Airways Holidays, and Qatar Executive, also has 5 other subsidiaries.

Qatar Airways was awarded AIRLINE OF THE YEAR in 2011, 2012, 2015 & 2017 by Skytrax.

Fleet Information:

Currently, Qatar Airways has 109 Airbus, 78 Boeing passenger fleet, 22 Cargo fleet which is operating with 8 Airbus Freighters, and another 14 Boeing Freighter aircraft. Qatar Executive is operating 11 aircraft, 8 Bombardier, and 3 Gulfstream.

2 Airbus Long Range A319LR, 39 Airbus A320, 8 Airbus A321-200, 13 Airbus A330-200, 13 Airbus A330-300, 4 Airbus A340-600, 22 Airbus A350-900 (3 of them are currently leased LATAM aircraft), 8 Airbus A380, 8 Airbus A330 Freighters, 117 Airbus fleet including passenger and Cargo fleet.

30 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, 9 Boeing 777-200LR, 39 Boeing 777-300ER, 13 Boeing 777F Freighters, 1 Boeing B747-8 Freighter, 92 Boeing fleet including passenger and Cargo fleet, 3 Bombardier Challenger 605, 1 Bombardier Global Express XRS, 4 Bombardier Global 5000, 8 Bombardier fleet in total(Qatar Executive), 3 Gulfstream G650ER.(Qatar Executive)

Future Fleet On Order

Boeing 777X (110 aircraft), Boeing 777-300ER (9 aircraft), Airbus A350 (57 aircraft), Boeing 777 (30 aircraft), Boeing 777F (3 aircraft), Boeing 747-8 Freighter (1 aircraft), Airbus’ new advanced and fuel-efficient A320neo Family (75 aircraft), Airbus A380 (5 aircraft), Airbus A330 Freighter options (8 aircraft), Boeing 737 MAX (6 aircraft), Gulfstream G500 and G600 (8 aircraft) and the Qatar Executive Flagship G650ER.

Cabin Crew:

Just as Emirates and Etihad, Qatar Airways Cabin Crew is professionally trained to satisfy the needs of the passengers onboard, and to give the best care they can. Their uniform is reflecting their exceptional work, and even their make up shades are carefully selected to match their uniform, and stay professional meanwhile.

Cabin Crew - Qatar Airways

Seat Capacity:

Qatar Airways seat capacity ranges from 192 to 275 Economy seats, 24 or 30 Business, and up to 12 First Class on the Airbus A330, depending on the configuration used.

For the comfort, Qatar Airways has 2-4-2 seat configuration in each Economy class row, on all of their Airbus A330 aircraft.

On their Airbus A340-600, 260 Economy, 42 Business, and 8 First Class seats are available.

Airbus A350 configuration is different than what they use on their A330, and A340, they are using 3-3-3 seat configuration, except for Row 16, where only 2 seats are available on the left and right side of the aircraft.

On the Airbus A380, 461 Economy, 48 Business, and 8 First Class seats are available, with a 3-4-3 configuration in Economy class except for Row 67, and for the Economy class on the upper deck which is configured 2-4-2, Row 29 and Row 32 has only 4 seats. Most of the upper deck is used for Business and First Class.

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR (77L) has a capacity to fly 217 Economy, and 42 Business travelers, while their Boeing 777-300ER (77W) aircraft can carry 293 to 388 Economy, and 24 to 42 Business travelers.

Their Boeing 787-8 can carry up to 232 Economy, and 22 Business passengers.

The smaller, narrow body Airbus A320 family jets can hold up to 196 Economy, and 12 Business people, except for the Airbus A319 Business, which is configured to carry 40 Business passengers.

Cabin - Qatar Airways

Baggage Allowance:

Baggage allowance varies by route, and class, while Business, and First Class travelers are allowed to check larger and heavier baggage, Economy passengers to Canada, Argentina, and the U.S. can carry up to 2 pieces of 23 kg, and a maximum of 158 cm dimension each, while some destinations allow 45 kg and a maximum dimension of 300 cm, travelers flying to most destinations can carry a baggage up to 30 kg and 300 cm. Qatar Airways Extra baggage charges also vary by destination.

In-flight Entertainment:

Qatar Airways offers Oryx One with more than 3000 entertainment options that include movies, audio, TV, Games, also onboard Wi-Fi (after launching the web browser the price plan can be chosen), and after reaching 10,000 feet the electronic devices can be used to send and receive SMS, and MMS. (Available on all A319, B787, A350, A380, and some A320, A321, and A330-200 aircraft.) Also, a Laptop power outlet, a USB plug, and a personal telephone are available.

Food and Beverages:

Qatar offers a high quality, freshly made meal to the passengers, on select flights from Doha Business and First Class passengers can choose their preferred meal 14 days to 24 hours prior to departure from Qatar Airways’ onboard à la carte menu, also every passenger can choose foods that are needed for their special dietary.

Comfort In Air:

Economy class passengers can enjoy over 3000 entertainment options in the air, use USB ports, and power outlets to charge devices, in addition, to keep young travelers occupied, a selection of games, and a personal lunch box is available if ordered while booking, also Qatar Airways offers a Young Travellers Channel, TV programmes, and other interactive games for children.

Business Class travelers can enjoy many in-flight entertainment options as well a dine-on-demand cuisine, and luxurious amenities (Italy’s Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio) including:

Lip balm, hydrating facial mist and anti-aging moisturizer cream, also 100 percent cotton sleepwear, and slippers.

First Class passengers can travel comfortably in their luxurious and elegant private space, with an exclusively tailored cabin crew for the best travel experience, signature dishes, amenity kits, and designer sleepwear suits are available.

Destinations & Flights:

Qatar is serving over 150 destinations for leisure, and over 40 destinations for Cargo. Qatar is Flying to Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America, and Europe, it is also flying to the largest U.S. metro areas. Some of the most popular destinations include London, Paris, New York, and Athens.

Qatar Airways new destinations include Pattaya, Canberra, and Las Vegas.

Airline Fares:

A one-way Economy Class ticket from London, UK to Doha can be purchased from 709 $ USD, a Business ticket around 3444 $ USD, and a First class ticket around 5998 $ USD.

Ground & Customer Service:

Qatar’s Privilege Club is offering customers the opportunity to earn Qmiles and enjoy special benefits. It is designed to provide the best option for members in different tiers, the higher the membership is, the more opportunities it comes with, Qatar Airways membership tiers and benefits of each are;

Burgundy: Priority stand-by, Shop & Pay, and Family accrual rate

Silver: Priority stand-by, Shop & Pay, Family accrual rate, Excess baggage 10kg, and Lounge access.

Gold: Priority stand-by, Shop & Pay, Family accrual rate, Excess baggage 15kg, Lounge access with one guest, and 40 Qcredits.

Platinum: Priority stand-by, Shop & Pay, Family accrual rate, Excess baggage 20kg, Lounge access with two guests, 60 Qcredits, and No Qmiles expiry.

Qatar Airways Customer Service is available through email, also over the phone with a Qatar Airways contact number for some countries.

Conclusion:

Qatar Airways is currently one of the fastest growing airlines, operating one of the youngest fleets, and is connected with more than 150 leisure destinations and over 40 cargo destinations around the world. The Cabin Crew is doing a professional job for the safety and the comfort of the passengers, and gives a unique experience to every traveler, no matter what age group they belong to. With their growing fleet is planning to fly to more destinations, and deliver a unique traveling experience both on the ground, and in the air for their customers.
Skyview - Qatar Airways

Last modified: February 18, 2018

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