The cost A return flight from Dubai to Beijing, via Doha, typically costs from Dh6,955.
The perks With chauffeur service, private terminals and new businessclass seats, Qatar offers one of the very best experiences for premium travellers. You’ll be pampered from the moment you set foot in the terminal until touchdown. Known for its unrivalled service and immaculately dressed staff, the airline excels in every aspect, and this was recognised last year when the carrier won the best business-class title at the prestigious World Airline Awards.
Its in-flight dining has also been much celebrated of late after the airline employed a cast of the world’s greatest chefs – including Nobu Matsuhisa whose restaurant in Copenhagen was named the best in the world – to design a menu adapted for optimum taste at 38,000 feet. You’ll also be kitted out with designer sleepwear, Italian Frette linen and a selection of Ferragamo Attimo toiletries. This month the airline will become the first carrier to fly the Airbus A350 XWB, reputedly the most advanced plane in the world with the widest seats, HD entertainment screens and a state-of-the-art ventilation system. What’s not to love?
The drawbacks While Qatar’s new A350 XWB and A380 planes have upgraded business seats, many of the older planes feel a little cramped and lacking in the rockstar factor. However, the airline is combating this and slowly upgrading seats across its fleet.
The verdict If on a route served by a new plane, you’re in for a super treat.
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