Business Class Of A Qatar Airways Boeing

Air New Zealand may have just taken delivery of the latest 
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, but the original 787-8 still has us 
excited when we find ourselves on one.

Qatar Airways has 9 Dreamliners operating a number of routes 
out of its brand-spanking new Hamad International Airport in 
Doha, and an additional 51 on order from Boeing. We recently 
did a business class return between Stockholm and Doha, which 
gave us enough time to explore its swanky interiors.

This Dreamliner comes in a two class configuration Business 
and Economy seating a total of 254 passengers. Business class 
is an extremely spacious across for a total of 22 seats  of 4 
and the one middle pair. All seats have Aisle Access and 
recline to fullyflat beds. We avoid the pair in row 6 because 
of the proximity to the curtains and the bassinet row in 
Economy right behind it on our Doha to Stockholm flight there 
were several babies and infants who screamed for the majority 
of the flight. Sitting much further forward and wearing the 
Bose noise-cancelling headphones will eliminate the ruckus, 
but we can not imagine the Passengers in row 6 enjoyed 
complete peace.

Economy has 232 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration  The seat reclines to meet a little footstool visible just 
underneath the screen in the above shot and there is a drawer 
to store shoes. The table slides forward and folds out during 
meal time. The 17 screen provides access to the in flight 
entertainment, but is actually operated through a 
Touchscreen, Smartphone like control. We struggled with it on 
the outbound flight it alternated between being hyper 
responsive and not responding at all no matter what we tried. 

On the way back, and in a different seat, the control worked 
much better so we probably just had a faulty unit.
All seats have Aisle Access and recline to fully-flat beds. 
We would avoid the pair in row 6 because of the proximity to the 
curtains and the bassinet row in Economy right behind it on 
our Doha to Stockholm flight there were several babies and 
infants who screamed for the majority of the flight. Sitting 
much further forward and wearing the Bose noise-cancelling 
headphones will eliminate the ruckus, but we can’t imagine 
the passengers in row 6 enjoyed complete peace.

Economy has 232 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food 
onboard. On the way from Stockholm to Doha, we had a salmon 
starter which was tasty, but only a small and pleasant hint 
of what was to come as a main course.

light QR168 left Stockholm Arlanda Airport at 4.05pm arriving 
at Doha Hamad International Airport at 10.55pm. The return 
QR167 left Doha at 08.25am and arrived at 1.45pm in Sweden. 

We flew the two sectors on the Dreamliner as part of a ticket 
to Bangkok  with Doha to Thailand on a Boeing 777, which we 
will talk about soon.

Air New Zealand,
787-9 Dreamliner,
Qatar Airways, 
Hamad International Airport,
swanky interiors,

Stockholm Arlanda Airport,
Boeing 787 Flight Tracker,
Boeing 787 Seating Capacity,
Boeing 747 Dreamliner,
Boeing 787 Seating,
Dreamliner First Flight,
Boeing 787 Wiki,
787 Dreamliner Engines,
Virgin Atlantic 787 Delivery Date,

Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
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