Editors note: For some reason, the original of this had vanished. I’ve used the WayBack Machine to recover it – and I’ve added a few more images.
Time for another snapshot – this time focusing on the passenger experience on Qatar Airways 946 between Doha and Singapore.
And yes – this is in business class in the much vaunted QSuites.
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Transfer was at Hamad International Airport from the bus arrivals zone into the main terminal.
A priority security lane (of two scanners) operated, processing passengers rapidly.
And a bear lamp too.
The Al Mourjan lounge was used. This is the main Qatar Airways business lounge.
Boarding was from the A gates with a jetbridge used. Priority boarding zones were offered and used
Its an Airbus A350-1000 – one of the latest types to be introduced to the Qatar Airways fleet.
The seat is Qatar Airways new generation business class suite seat – dubbed “Qsuites”. This is a Collins Aerospace custom seat, with a door on it.
IFE is provisioned by a large HD Thales IFE screen, with a remote control. Interesting, the content mix was slightly different to the content loaded on the previous flight.
In-flight Connectivity is provided by through a Inmarsat Global Express (GX) Aviation link. There were no issues connecting to the network or browsing out the internet.
Food and Drink
A late supper snack and breakfast service was offered on this 8 hour flight
Landing cards were distributed before landing for completion, with the A350-1000 landing safely at Changi.
The full review of Qatar Airways 946 will be out soon!
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