A very warm welcome to everyone! This time I will report about my trip to Bangkok, Thailand with Qatar Airways.
- Part 1: MUC > DOH | QR058 | B777-300ER => YOU ARE HERE! - Part 2: DOH > BKK | QR834 | B777-300ER => CLICK HERE! - Part 3: BKK > DOH | QR833 | A380-800 => CLICK HERE! - Part 4: DOH > MUC | QR059 | B777-300ER => CLICK HERE!
So you can see and as I said, this series of reports covers my holiday in Bangkok, Thailand. I have never been to Bangkok or Thailand before, so I was really looking forward to it. When I booked that trip back in June, the initial plan was to enjoy a holiday with my girlfriend. Unfortunately she broke up with me at the end of July … so I had to make a decission … go to BKK alone or try to cancel everything. Well … hotel was not cancellable and regarding flight I would have got about 40% back. A lot of money would have been lost, so I made the decission to go alone …. nevertheless another fact that made me strong about this was … that the four flights listed above would be my flights #97, #98, #99 and #100!! Finally breaking the 100 barrier and well … can you do it better than with an A380 für #99 and a B777 für #100? You might know, B777 is my favorite … so hell yes … that number will stand forever - #100 with a Boeing 777-300ER! :)
General Info Date: September 19th 2018 Flight No.: QR058 Equipment: B777-300ER Registration: A7-BEU (just about 3 months old!) Seat: 42A
Flight time Boarding planned: 03:55 pm Boarding actual: 04:04 pm Push Back: 04:47 pm Departure planned: 04:55 pm Departure actual: 05:04 pm Arrival planned: 11:30 pm Arrival actual: 11:20 pm Arrival Gate: 11:28 pm *Note: All times are local times!
Pre Flight @ MUC
Weather in September was awesome in Bavaria, so when I arrived about 2.5 hours before scheduled departure, Terminal 1 - which covers the flights for QR was almost empty. Already on my way to the airport, I saw a LH A350 arriving.
Qatar Airways is located a the older Terminal 1 in Munich. After I was dropped off by my parents in the short term parking area (10min free parking) I walked to the check-in counters and was surprised that there were almost no people waiting! After 10 minutes I got my flight tickets and yep …. here we go! Proceeding through the security checks was easy ….. once again no people on that sunny Wednesday afternoon. One thing is quite tricky regarding QR at MUC, the check in counters are located in Module A of Terminal 1 …. but the flight itself departs from Module B …. so you cannot pass the security next to the check in counters in Module A …. you have to go to Module B.
When I passed the security checks, I still had about 1 hour until boarding started. So I took the front row seat and admired my aircraft for the flight DOH!
Not far away from my Gate - in Module C - the big belly monster! Emirates A380 was also prepared for her flight back to DXB.
Boarding was - lets say good on time. There were not many poeple for that flight to DOH …. hard to say, but I would say about 150 to 200?!?! Defenitely not a lot of people as a lots of rows in the back of the aircraft were free …. so yes, jackpot! I got 3 seats for myself. ;) The aircraft was just a few months old so she - ;) - was fitted with the new Economy seats. Overal the new seat was very comfortable … but as always …. 3-4-3 in a B777 is a no-go! Seat pitch and width in the B777-300ER as usual with 3-4-3 config!
Some action which took place right in front of my window while we waited to get pushed back.
British Airways getting ready for her flight back to LHR.
Quite a special one for me as I have never seen it before live! Royal Jordanian gets pushed back for her flight to AMM.
Another LH A350 departed …
Finally at about quarter to 5:00 pm we were pushed back!
And another LH A350! We overtook her and departed right in front of her! Another front row seat for me to see that beauty. :)
Finally … Let's goooo …. let's head South-East again!
And wupp … airborne!
Shortly after takeoff, we made a sharp left turn - almost 180° to headed towards South-East. That gave me the opportunity to make a great aerial photo of MUC!
Overall, the weather that day was gorgeous … clear sky and just a few small clouds.
About an hour into the flight it was time for dinner. Three options were offered: - Thai red chicken curry with jasmine rice - Beef and mushroom casserole with mashed potato and garden vegetables - Penne rigate pasta in an arrabbiata sauce with grilled vegetables, pesto and feta cheese
I choose the Thai chicken option whith was awesome - one of the best meals I ever had on a flight!
Here is the complete tray.
I like the QR branding in the cutlery.
Starter - Seasonal salad
Main course - Thai chicken curry
Dessert - Srtawberry cheesecake <3
After dinner I took a Johnnie Walker Red Label - cheers!
A view of the cabin as the night falls in while we passed Iraqi airspace.
The entertainment system was huge! So many movies, music and all that stuff. I chose to watch "Invictus" … a great movie which I really recommend to everyone!
When my movie finished we were just 1.5 hours away from Doha. The flight - up to that point - was very calm. No bumps on the road … but as almost everytime … when we entered the Persian Gulf some turbulences occured. Nothing heavy at all…
Last few minutes of the flight were quite spectacular as we flew directly over Doha … it looks amazing at night.
Final approach into DOH!
Touchdown … welcome to DOH. :)
After about 8 minutes we arrived at our gate and parked right next to an LATAM A350 - she is currently used by QR.
Her registration was A7-AMA … and I have some good memories about her. She brought me safely back home last year in August on my Flight DOH > MUC! :) We had a short chat - she is doing great! ;) But I had to leave her to catch my connecting flight to BKK!
Post flight @ DOH
As there were not many people onboard - disembarkement was done quite fast and I guess 99% of the passengers proceeded to the connecting flight area. Security checks were very efficient and fast - so it took me just about 20min to leave my seat and pass the security. Which I guess is quite fast!
Munich - MUC
Doha - DOH
Another great flight with Qatar Airways - it was my fifth overall and once again I was very happy. The cabin crew was very friendly and asked several times if everything is okay ... well I guess it felt more personally as the flight was not full. Meal and catering was great, I was also asked if I want a second glass of Whiskey ... well of course! ;)
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