Flight Number: QR909
Duration: 14 hours, 20 minutes
The A380-800 features three classes spread over two decks. The upper deck has a spacious inflight lounge where premium passengers can gather in a communal zone. The economy cabin has a 3 x 3 x 3 configuration.
My chair had a decent width, with a headrest that easily slides up and down to align with the passenger’s height in the seat. A detachable handset operated the entertainment and general controls. There was a small hook and a USB charging port; as well as two netted rear-seat pockets which stored information and the Oryx inflight magazine.
The inflight Oryx One system featured movies, TV, audio and games that can all be viewed on an LED seat-back screen. Shows were available in Islam and Arabic; as well as children’s options. WiFi is available inflight (free for the first hour and charged thereafter). iPod connectivity allows guests to create their own inflight entertainment.
The check-in staff and inflight team were very friendly and hospitable. Check-in was smooth and we departed on time. The lavatories were cleaned and serviced regularly throughout the flight.
Food + Drink
Food options are presented on the Quisine menu. After my evening flight take-off, I was served turmeric rice and edamame salad; butter chicken with steamed rice and seasonal vegetables; infused focaccia; and chocolate mousse. The sparkling wine was Cava Bonaval from Spain, and the table wines were Santa Julia from Mendoza, Argentina. I noted that there was reduced plastics in-service, with economy passengers receiving steel cutlery folded in a napkin rather than a plastic satchel.
All economy class passengers received a pillow, blanket, toothbrush and paste, socks, eye mask, earplugs and lip balm.
There was a 30kg baggage allowance.
Find out more: qatarairways.com