Unparalleled service and a range of innovations make flying with Qatar Airways Business Class truly remarkable. By Amitha Ameen
Having heard so much about Qatar Airways Business Class, it was only natural that I was most excited about the airtime more than the destination. The prospect of a long-haul journey, between Doha and Gothenburg, didn’t seem all that daunting on a flat bed.
The perks of flying Qatar Airways Business Class begin long before you step on the plane, with priority check-in, dedicated security counters, and an all access pass to Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge. Designed to mirror a resort experience, the 10,000-square-metre lounge offers luxuriously appointed shower rooms, quiet rooms for a quick nap, private family areas with leather couches and widescreen TVs, private workstations fitted with personal display screens and complimentary Wi-Fi, a game room, and a garden dining area. All food and drinks at the lounge are complimentary, so I enjoyed a piping hot cappuccino along with some cookies.
On boarding the flight, I was immediately greeted by my personal steward, who was to tend to my needs throughout the flight. As a person who struggles with confined spaces, I was pleasantly surprised by the expansive cabin and the clever seat layout that gave every passenger access to the aisle. Even more delightful was the 17-inch LCD touchscreen with a great line-up of entertainment. On-board Wi-Fi connectivity meant I could stay on top of work emails or check my social media. I sank into my seat with a cosy blanket, noise-cancelling headphones, and a luxury vanity kit from Italian brand Bric’s.
Aboard Qatar Airways Business Class, food is served when you want it. The dining experience is further elevated by warm, freshly prepared meals and potent cocktails. Post the heavy meal, I navigated the entertainment menu and converted my seat into a fl at bed. The advanced LED lighting ensured I could avoid jet lag.
At the end of the flight, as my steward bid me goodbye and I stepped into the city of Gothenburg, I realised that journeys can sometimes be as unforgettable as the destination.