Review of Qatar Airways flight Frankfurt-am-Main Doha in Economy

Airline Qatar Airways
Flight QR68
Class Economy
Seat 20J
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 6:00
Take-off 14 May 15, 15:40
Arrival at 14 May 15, 22:40
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PhilippA350
By 4796
Published on 20th May 2015
Hello guys and welcome to my Qatar Airways Airbus A350-941 XWB experience! :)

Here is my YouTube-Video of my experience:



Today I'm going to fly from Frankfurt to Dubai, via Doha.
After arriving at the boarding-gate, I got this view to my operating aircraft today, an A350! It's gonna be A7-ALC, which was delivered excactly one week ago. It will be just it's 12th passenger-service today.

A beautiful aircraft in my opinion, as I'm a very big fan of the black eye-liner.

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Nice sunlight and perfect weather conditions for a beautiful Qatar Airways flight to Doha's brandnew Hamad International Airport, which was opened around a year ago.

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After boarding, I was soo excited to finally see the new A350-cabin in real-life. Just look at these mood-lighting-effects!

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Boarding was just on time, pushback as well and we took off for a nice flight to Doha. Here is a picture of the nice wingview, taken from seat number 20J.

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Shortly after take-off, the crew brought some nice sticks.

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And now the Inflight-Entertainment-System (IFE). The touchscreen comes very close to an iPad-touchscreen! A big like!

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About an hour later, the real meal has been given to us. You could choose between three different meals, I took the chicken-option, as always ;)

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It got darker and darker and at 22:40, I finally arrived at Hamad International Airport, just right beside of a Qatar Airways A380. What a nice view!

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This is how the mid-economy-section looked like during deboarding.

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And here two images of the brandnew Hamad International Airport, which is (in my opinion) one of the best airports I've ever seen.

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Thanks a lot for reading!

I hope you've enjoyed my short trip-report of my first Airbus A350 flight from Frankfurt to Doha :)

Kind Regards,
Philipp
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Verdict

Qatar Airways

9.3/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment10.0
meal/catering10.0

Frankfurt-am-Main - FRA

6.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness9.0

Doha - DOH

9.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

All in all a perfect flight-experience with Qatar Airways.
The combination of the A350 and a five-star-airline like Qatar Airways is just brilliant :)

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7 Comments

  • Comment 136991 by
    socalnow 348 Comments

    What a great report ont he A350 experience! Thank you for sharing.

    A beautiful aircraft in my opinion, as I'm a very big fan of the black eye-liner.
    - I whole-heartedly agree. A stunning machine. I hope to be a passenger on one some day.

    After boarding, I was soo excited to finally see the new A350-cabin in real-life. Just look at these mood-lighting-effects!
    -Really sharp looking as well. Those IFE screens are huge.

    It got darker and darker and at 22:40, I finally arrived at Hamad International Airport, just right beside of a Qatar Airways A380. What a nice view!
    -The wingtip feature on the A350 is quite fetching.

    Thank you again for the report.

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  • Comment 136992 by
    lagentsecret 8685 Comments

    Thanks for sharing your first FR and welcome aboard

    I like the A350 too : beautiful aircraft

    Is it noisy inside during take off and airborne ?

    You could choose between three different meals
    A menu was handed ? What were the two other choices ?

    which is (in my opinion) one of the best airports I've ever seen.
    If your benchmark is FRA I could understand ;)

    See you soon for another report

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    • Comment 316470 by
      PhilippA350 AUTHOR 2 Comments

      Thanks!

      It is quite quiet during take-off and landing. The only loud effects are the flaps and the gear, but these sounds are very airbus-like, that's why I like them ;)

      As I said, one option was the chicken menu, the other was a vegetarian meal but I don't remember the third one.

      I have seen some international airports around the globe already and DOH was really good. Of course, FRA hasn't got a chance ;)

      Philipp

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  • Comment 137020 by
    NGO85 1561 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report aboard the A350 and welcome to the site!

    The A350 does look really good, I like it's appearance better than the B787. One thing I don't like about the A350 is how it is not switched to a 3-3-3 seating configuration. The cabin width is only marginally larger than an A340, but they add an extra seat. I think the B787 is even narrower than the A350, so the 9-abreast is worse on it.

    Seat and IFE are identical to QR's B787s? The catering looks good, but I find the size of the main to be only average when compared to the size of the cup or the water.

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  • Comment 137043 by
    fernousdu972 1114 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this very interesting report,

    The meal is looking very attractive.
    The PTVs are so huge! They really seem to have a great resolution.
    The 9-abreast configuration give a very welcome impression of space.

    I'm going to stake this aircraft in 4 months. It's an absolute beauty, I can't wait!

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  • Comment 137210 by
    KévinDC TEAM 3888 Comments

    A great first report! Very nice pictures and video!

    The QR A350 is beautiful on the outside and inside! Though the black eyeliner makes it look a bit like a racoon :-P

    The cabin looks really nice and the moodlighting is pretty. The IFE is HUGE and the seats look really comfortable. The 3-3-3 configuration on the A350 is perfect. Certainly more comfortable than a 3-3-3 configuration on the narrower 787.

    The meal looks good as well. QR has a very good Economy product that is enhanced even more with the A350.

    Welcome to Flight-Report!

    KevinDC - Community Manager

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  • Comment 137376 by
    Chibcha 409 Comments

    I agree with KévinDC it does look like a racoon!

    The plane looks great, the wings look weird for me though.

    I hope I mange to fly on one of them soon.

    Thanks for sharing!

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