This is a beautiful airport. We have seen many, but this was impressive. Huge concourses, well laid out, amenities for Kids, adults and shopaholics, all manner of restaurants and shops. The Business Class lounge (Al Mourjan Buisness Lounge)) is, in a word, incredible. Huge in size, two restaurants and nice showers and toilets with plenty of charging points (USB and Multi plug AC outlets, so no adaptors needed) and quiet zones for getting some sleep. Also some cabanas behind one of the restaurants – incredibly quiet and the staff will ask you your flight number so they can wake you for boarding. The level of service is fantastic, staff to passenger ratio is higher than I’ve ever seen anywhere. Must say the only thing missing is the lack of a good viewing area. There is one area you can see part of the runway and watch aircraft come a go, but it’s a far cry from the view at the SYD FLounge. BUT, it is the best Business club I have seen anywhere. I’ll let the following pictures do the rest of the talking.
This is the first time we have flown with QATAR Airways and I have to say I was impressed. The aircraft was a 777-300ER. J (Business) class was spectacular and the service impeccable. Great menu selection and any amount of nibbles along the way are available upon request. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the crew at any time. Meal was very nice. Wine selection wasn’t extensive, but what was there was good. 15yr old Glenn Livet wasn’t a bad scotch either. Seats were comfortable and sleeping was easy. Arrival at DOH was a little early and alhtough we were only transiting, we still had to go through security, albeit this was very efficient and 20 mins after disembarking, we were sitting in the club.
After spending Christmas morning with the family, we headed for BNE for a late lunch at the QF Buiness Lounge. Aircraft for the flight was an a300-200. Crew were great – flight a little early into PER. Bus trip to Int. terminal was a little longer than expected – walking is definitely not an option. A couple of hours in the QF Lounge at Terminal 1 before next sector.
ng ready for Flight 2.