Review of Qatar Airways flight London Doha in Economy

Airline Qatar Airways
Flight QR4
Class Economy
Seat 77K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 06:30
Take-off 11 Sep 19, 15:30
Arrival at 12 Sep 19, 00:00
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emyrrs
By SILVER 1534
Published on 17th October 2019

Hi Hei Helloo! Welcome back to my new flight report! This time, I'll be reporting a part of my trip to London as I received free flight from UK Embassy Jakarta for another photo competition as a campaign of Visit Great Britain, so I was flying with my cousin and her friend on this trip as they will start school in September.   


After about a week stayed in Camden, London it was the time for me to go back to Indonesia. Actually I left the apartment to the airport little bit late since I went to the airport with the tube that may took longer time travel. The full route of this London Trip shown below: 



T4 LHR Airport


I have done my check-in a night before, I did realise something change but I didn't really paying attention to that, I did the online check-in because I learnt from the past mistake that QR Ground Staff in CGK took so long in everything.

So after arrived from the tube station of T4 LHR I went up to the departure level and head to the baggage drop counter. I totally forgot to show/tell the agent to input my MH's Enrich number! I didn't took any pictures on the check-in area. After that, straight head to the security check point, I just realise that there's no immigration for outbound flight from UK, similar with the US. The more you travel, the more you know I guess right?


I was leaving from LHR a day after the pilot strike if I wasn't mistaken. As I'm not into shop and everything I wait for my flight to shown the gate on the FIDS, I went to an electronic store to bought a phone cable charger yeap I just forget that, right after that I went to a vending machine to get a water bottle and head to the gate. 


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Finally my flight shown on the FIDS, yep the Qatar flight QR04  was also operated and/or sold as British Airways BA7004. 


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The Flight


Qatar Airways
Aircraft: Airbus A380-800
Registration: A7-APC| Msn: 145| Age: 5.7 Years
Configuration: F8C48Y461
Origin: Heathrow Airport, London, UK (LHR)
Destination:  Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar (DOH)
Flight Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Flight Distance: 3259 miles / 5245 km   


Due the view restriction I can't get a better shot at this big whale… 


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Gate 5, my boarding pass, and boarding started after around 15 - 30 minutes delay due late plane arrival.  



As I entered the plane I was realise what was wrong! Yes! The seat changes! I didn't really notice that until I walked to the very end of the aircraft. I was checked in and pick  50A during ticket booking and it was changed, well there is a reason for this, you guys will find it later. I don't really like this A380 lower deck window, it was really hard to get a good picture outside as the oval frame quite thick…


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Boarding completed, the headphone was already on the seat back pocket, the safety video played before push back, and then we taxied. Still love this rear view camera! 



Taxied over the not-so-busy time for T4 LHR, leaving the Boeing's of China Southern, Gulf, and Qatar, and took off with British Airways nest in sight. 



As soon as the plane almost reached the cruising altitude, the seat belt sign was turned off and the cabin crew prepared stuffs for the service


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the Quisine by Qatar menu. The service begin with snack and beverages. 


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Right after the snack, the main meal for the flight was served. The cabin crew seems not in rush or anything since the plane is really empty! The first round I choose lamb, then the second round I choose the chicken, I almost asked the pasta one! Hahaha just kidding, I have not a proper breakfast before so I was still half empty actually. LoL. The guy in front of me actually did the same because you know it was really empty flight and we save the food from being thrown away, a lil chit-chat you know that you are not the only one that hungry when fly. Say no to food waste. Then the meal service was ended with the tea/coffee. The taste was really good, or it was because I'm really hungry? But no, it was better than the food from DOH-LHR flight.   



Lavatory visit before fell for rest as next flight to Jakarta I won't sleep. The cabin view of very rear end section of this A380 and the centre section that completely empty!


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What a huge wing! A last glimpse of the view outside before turned into darkness.


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Best Economy Seat! Another old movies to watched to kill time before landing, and seat-back pocket reading materials. 



The second service was only the snack kinda stuff. Right before the service end I just remember that I still have the water bottle that I got from the vending machine! QR didn't provide everyone with a water bottle so that was my way to keep my water intake, Gotta keep yourself dehydrated!


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Descent, view of Doha, and outside view right after the plane was docked.  



From this camera we can absolutely view if the jet-bridge already attached to the plane or everything happened there.  


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Disembark


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Thanks and see you A7-APC! Hope to see you around again! 


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HIA DOH Airport


Straight to the transit security check point, went to the food court to get hot chocolate, and hanging around here and there before the connection flight to Jakarta. 


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Thank you so much for stopping by and read my flight report! Really sorry for typo, bad grammar, etc. As I enjoyed reading/views high quality FR. So, I tried my best to deliver FR that met those standards. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to click the like button and comment down below about my flight with QTR


My other flight report:
1. Lion Air JT646 Surabaya (SUB) - Lombok (LOP)
2. Citilink Indonesia QG167 Lombok (LOP) - Jakarta (HLP)
3. Citilink Indonesia QG813 Medan (KNO) - Bandung (BDO)
4. Sriwijaya Air SJ591 Makassar (UPG) - Jakarta (CGK)
5. Indonesia Air Asia QZ257 Bangkok (DMK) to Jakarta (CGK)
6. Wings Air IW1812 Bandung (BDO) to Yogyakarta (JOG)
7. Batik Air ID6375 Yogyakarta (JOG) to Jakarta (CGK)
8. Qatar Airways QR955 Jakarta (CGK) to Doha (DOH)
9. Qatar Airways QR7 Doha (DOH) to London (LHR)


to be continued…

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Verdict

Qatar Airways

8.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.5

London - LHR

7.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Doha - DOH

7.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

I was impressed by how this big whale is able to fly, what a marvel in art of engineering aircraft making, too bad the demand for bigger plane like Boeing 747 and also Airbus A380 is not here anymore. So I choose Qatar for this trip particularly to tried both of Airbus A350 and A380 as I never fly with these type before. Even when I have to reschedule my flight I insist to stay with the same flight number because I have flown with Boeing 777 and 787 so I really want to try the A350 and A380, and yet it was completed as my journey back to Indonesia. The empty flight was amazing, I mean the crew was fine, not as slow as the both flight to Doha and to the UK. Only a mothers chit-chatting non-stop from London to Doha was a note tho, glad their babies not crying all the way to Doha...

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2 Comments

  • Comment 526975 by
    KL651 TEAM 4497 Comments

    Thanks for this nice FR.
    No wonder some flights are empty with the number of LHR-DOH each day.
    The tray design is really nice and the food looks good too!

    • Comment 528227 by
      emyrrs SILVER AUTHOR 99 Comments

      Thanks for stopping by KL651! I was surprised with how many flights operated by Qatar alone.
      The meal tray was very adequate for economy class, worth the price, compare to one gulf carrier that only served the meal, bun, and one drink and we have to pay more for other snacks and drinks.

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