Review of Qatar Airways flight Doha Warsaw in Economy

Airline Qatar Airways
Flight QR 261
Class Economy
Seat 10A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 06:10
Take-off 17 Feb 18, 15:50
Arrival at 17 Feb 18, 20:00
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loukas
By 1437
Published on 30th May 2018
Hi and welcome to the report number 9 in this SE Asia trip series:

01.02 WAW-DOH, QATAR AIRWAYS - A320 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/30559/Qatar-Airways-QR-262-Warsaw-WAW-Doha-DOH
02.02 DOH-BKK, QATAR AIRWAYS - A380 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/30667/Qatar-Airways-QR830-Doha-DOH-Bangkok-BKK
05.02 BKK-REP, THAI SMILE - A320 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/30925/Thai-Smile-WE-588-Bangkok-BKK-Siem-Reap-REP
07.02 REP-KUL, AIR ASIA - A320neo - https://flight-report.com/en/report/31107/Air-Asia-AK541-Siem-Reap-REP-Kuala-Lumpur-KUL
09.02 KUL-SGN, MALAYSIA AIRLINES - B738 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/31256/Malaysia-Airlines-MH-758-Kuala-Lumpur-KUL-Ho-Chi-Minh-City-S
12.02 SGN-PQC, VIET JET AIR - A321 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/31753/VietjetAir-VJ-335-Ho-Chi-Minh-City-SGN-Duong-Dong-PQC
16.02 PQC-BKK, BANGKOK AIRWAYS - ATR72-600 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/31965/Bangkok-Airways-PG-992-Duong-Dong-PQC-Bangkok-BKK
17.02 BKK-DOH, QATAR AIRWAYS - A380 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/32224/Qatar-Airways-QR-831-Bangkok-BKK-Doha-DOH
17.02 DOH-WAW, QATAR AIRWAYS - A320 - you are here

After a very nice 7 hour flight from BKK to DOH onboard the fabulous A380, it was time for the final leg to get back home. We had a 3 hours break between the flights that was good to stretch our legs a little bit before being cramped for 6 hours inside an A320 with very limited legroom.

We say hello again to the fameous teddy

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And decide to take a walk to the concourses D and E

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With some nice spotting facilities on our way regarding this A380

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We ended up in the food court with some nice views on the tarmac and Doha skyline in the distance

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While walking around and visiting shops we were several times asked by QR ground crew members what time is our flight and what is our destination. It looks like they really care that people catch their flights as DOH is a quiet airport with no voice announcements.

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Boarding started one hour before the flight and once again consisted of the pre-boarding (documents and boarding pass check) and waiting in the gate area in special seating zones.

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I noticed with a relief that this time we will fly again a newer A320 (the age is indicated by the presence of sharklets)

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This aircraft too is equipped with new business class seats with a lot of space that make the economy cabin look a little bit Ryanair style regarding the pitch

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I chose again seats in row 10 having forgotten completely that as the emergency exit row is the next behind, my seat won't recline….

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We slowly push back and the safety announcement is displayed on the IFE screens

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During taxi I spot the A380 that brought us a couple of hours before from BKK

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and some other aircrafts as this A320 in One World livery

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Some take off shots

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Menus are distributed as soon as the fasten seat belts sing is off

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This time I choose the chicken option that is not bad but not very good too (a little bit too dry) or maybe I'm just fed up with airline food I had during the last two weeks…? ;)

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The couscous salad was ok, but the cake was no doubt the best part of this meal

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The sun slowly dissapears as we fly towards the cold and dark in this part of the year Europe

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The sunset over Turkey (where strong turbulence occur forcing FAs to take their seats) is really beautiful

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The cabin was dimmed from now on as pax were mostly sleeping or watching movies

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There was an after dinner service with tea/coffee/cognac…

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many small turns with water and juices and the final part called in the menu "The movie snack" that consisted of crisps and chocolate bar served while we were already over Romania



There wasn't much to see during descent except for the engine

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The bag belt was specially marked - a small but very nice touch

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So sad to see so great holidays come to an end… but when one trip ends, the planning of another one begins :) Hope to come back soon with some new series. I got this small version of the A380 to make the come back to cold reality a little bit softer :)

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Many thanks for reading!
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Verdict

Qatar Airways

7.4/10
Cabin5.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering7.5

Doha - DOH

9.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Warsaw - WAW

8.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

The QR A320 with new business class seats means limited legroom for the economy passengers (a thing I reported also in the first part of these series) that during an almost 6 hours flight like this one is quite tiring. That was the only inconvenience during this flight as all the rest (crew, meals, IFE) was ok.

Information on the route Doha (DOH) Warsaw (WAW)

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  • Comment 447888 by
    Benoit75008 7308 Comments

    Czesc!

    A nice flight with QR and a good catering!

    Unfortunately IFE was quite old which can be annoying in a longer flight.

    Dziękuję!!

  • Comment 448049 by
    Pilpintu SILVER 767 Comments

    Hi Loukas

    Thanks for another great report!

    being cramped for 6 hours inside an A320

    Ouch! That must demand to be in good physical shape and lots of mind control! I would die.

    they really care that people catch their flights

    Great idea! What's the point of those airport PA systems when nobody understands a word they say!

    that make the economy cabin look a little bit Ryanair style regarding the pitch

    Ouch again! But that cabin looks really handsome, anyway!

    where strong turbulence occur

    My favorite part!

    I got this small version of the A380

    Beautiful!!

    to make the come back to cold reality a little bit softer

    Poor thing. Just focus on your next holidays!

    Thnaks for sharing... and for reminding me of my disgraceful life in LATAM-land. :'''(

    • Comment 448557 by
      loukas AUTHOR 343 Comments

      Hi Nechus, thanks a lot for your comment! Despite the limited legroom the cabin looked really good and that is what other airlines could learn from QR. LATAM - land made ma laugh :))))) Have a nice week!

  • Comment 448133 by
    KL651 TEAM 4509 Comments

    Thanks for this FR and this serie.
    Clearly the Y seat isn't up to QR comfort standards except for the IFE, but honestly I'm surprised QR hasn't more A320 like this for flights to Europe as their wide body planes aren't always full.
    Good that the catering was satistying at least.

    • Comment 448558 by
      loukas AUTHOR 343 Comments

      Hi, thanks for your comment! I see now QR sends more and more narrow bodies to many European destinations, it's for sure good for the company and if you don't focus on the pitch, it's ok for the pax too.

  • Comment 448450 by
    Rl 777 809 Comments

    Thank you for concluding this exciting series with us!

    Nice spotting shots at DOH.

    Good to see your flight was operated by a newer 320.

    Absolutely wonderful aerial shots, especially those taken at sunset and dusk.

    Nice 380 model you got there!

    Have a good one, see you.

  • Comment 448531 by
    jish.b SILVER 285 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report with us! Awesome one - QR does know how to make even a narrow body be world class - but like you said it is at the cost of seat pitch. The interior sure did look like the ones you'd fine on their B787s...

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