QR833 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hamad International Airport Doha in QSuites
Summer Premium Adventures
In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!)
- In the Summertime when the weather is hot…
- Off to Heathrow, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- BA762 London Heathrow to Oslo – A321neo (EuroTraveller)
- Oslo Airport, OSL Lounge
- AY914 Oslo to Helsinki, Business Class
- Helsinki Airport lounging
- QR302 Helsinki to Doha (Business Class)
- Doha Lounge Stop Part 1
- QR946 Doha to Singapore (QSuites)
- Hotel Indigo, Katong, Singapore
- Exploring Hawker Markets
- Intercontinental, Bugis, Singapore
- Orchids Everywhere – The National Orchid Garden
- Off to Changi featuring the Singapore Pokemon Centre
- Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok
- Dream Hotel, Bangkok
- Exploring the Wats
- Food Mistakes in Bangkok (Or Regrets. I have a more than a few)
- Back to Suvarnabhumi, Qatar Airways Lounge, Bangkok Airport
- QR833 Bangkok to Doha (QSuites)
- Another long Doha Layover
- QR175 Doha to Oslo
- Back at Oslo Airport
- BA767 Oslo to London Heathrow (EuroTraveller)
- Homeward bound
- Always Curious
QR833 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hamad International Airport Doha
Qatar Airways, Boeing 777-300ER (QSuites Version)
Seat 3K, Business Class – QSuites
140 Tier Points Earned, 3,267 Base Avios + 817 Avios Cabin Bonus
I was welcomed aboard and turned right – and found my way to my seat. This Boeing 777-300ER had been fitted with Qatar Airways newest seat product – QSuites. Once again – I would be sitting backwards – which is no hardship when you’re in Business Class.
In terms of differences between the A350 and B777, there are a couple of differences to QSuites here. And they’re small changes – in terms of where the HDMI input, a second USB socket is and of course, no tail-camera. Other than that, this is the same QSuites product that is on the Airbus A350-1000.
I was welcomed by a cabin crew member, who walked me through the product and told me to take the message pillow with me.
Sometimes, I can just love Qatar Airways staff.
With me settled in (and knowing where the small room was), the crew came on welcoming us on board, with menus handed out
Meanwhile, next door to our Boeing 777-300ER was Lucky Air A320 aircraft. With a paint-scheme, I swear I’ve seen somewhere else before in my travels.
Just tell me… why am I humming “Flower Duet” for some reason?
With the aircraft loaded and secured, the safety video played as we pushed back. Sadly, It was the video with the cabin staff who look like Akbar Al Baker enforcers. The ones who question why Qatar Airways does things and why there is no Premium Economy product, whilst sucking the life out of you.
With the videos underway, the plane commented it taxi around Suvarnabhumi airport.
With the aircraft getting a direction, it headed out to a runway. With ease, the GE-90s spooled up for QR833 nighttime departure to Doha. Interestingly, our aircraft did a partial loop around Bangkok Suvarnabhumi as well as it left the area
With Bangkok and the airport disappearing from view and the aircraft climbing out – it was time for the first service aboard this Boeing 777-300ER.
Of course, there’s a fully stocked menu to enjoy aboard QR833.
Dinner choices were made, and I settled in for the flight over to Doha.
The door was unlocked and I was left in my own private cocoon. I could deal with this.
I decided to explore the IFE system, which pretty matched what was loaded on the outbound segments.
That made the file choice rather easy – it was time to go back to the Spiderverse. Again, this is probably the one Spiderman film I like… so it’s an easy choice.
Once again, on-board wi-fi was offered – and thankfully it was the high-Speed Inmarsat Global Express system as opposed to the L Band systems that these planes were originally fitted.
Speeds again were more than passable – and more importantly, the airline was offering one hour free to all passengers aboard.
It’s amazing what a bit of bandwidth can do on the plane.
With that done, the dinner service appeared.
The meal opened with the LED Candle, with pieces of bread to follow. An amuse-bouche was served too.
This was followed with a Grilled Aubergine salad, served with prawns, minced chicken and trout roe. There was a lot of flavours packed in this, and a welcome thing to see in the air.
This was followed by a Massaman Curry Beef short rib to spice up the system. Whilst I didn’t feel great – something that I was semi-familiar with, with balanced flavours was the idea of the game.
With the service cleared down, I decided to try and sleep off this bug as best I could. Thankfully, the QSuite seat gives you the perfect chance to do so.
I do find it a bit odd that the seats have been designed with a design flaw that if you put your shoes in-front of the seat, it won’t extend into full bed mode.
Odd, but that seems to be more than an oversight.
I must have had some rest, as the next thing I knew – it was 40 minutes to landing at Doha. That’s always welcome when you feel like crap.
I took my time getting all my things together and bagged the pillow. Little did I know how much I’d need that in Doha.
With a gentle bump, the Boeing 777-300ER landed at Hamad International Airport and began the long taxi to the terminal area.
Thankfully this time, the powers that be deemed that we should have a gate to dock at, rather than deal with the heat of a Doha Night.
The plane docked at the gate, the lights came up and it was time to leave QSuites behind… and into the ice-cold air-con of a Hamad International Airport evening.
With the pillow safely secure, I gathered my items, thanked the crew – and headed out.
Overall: Another good performance with Qatar Airways QSuites product, with a strong catering offering and a solid seat. Combined with a well managed crew, it adds up to a great product (even if you need to put the shoes to the side of your seat).
As to which choose, the Airbus A350 or Boeing 777-300ER version of the seat, go with the Airbus version. Mainly, as I got off the Boeing 777, my skin was dry as heck – compared to the A350 which has high air humidity. That alone is worth it in the comfort game.
That – and there’s no tailcam. Which is a thing if you’re an #avgeek.
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