Review of Qatar Airways flight Doha Jakarta in Economy

Airline Qatar Airways
Flight QR956
Class Economy
Seat 22A
Aircraft Boeing 787-8
Flight time 21:00
Take-off 12 Sep 19, 02:00
Arrival at 12 Sep 19, 03:00
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emyrrs
By SILVER 1169
Published on 28th October 2019

Hi Hei Helloo! Welcome back to my new flight report! This time, I'll be reporting the very last 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 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: 



HIA DOH Airport


After wandering little bit a while around the terminal, I went to the boarding lounge immediately because it was around midnight and I really want to rest ASAP… 


Gate C6


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The Flight 


Qatar Airways
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8
Registration: A7-BDD | Msn: 38348 | Age: 3.4 Years
Configuration: C22Y232
Origin:  Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar (DOH)
Destination:  Soekarno-Hatta International Aiport, Tangerang-Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK)
Flight Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019


Boarding started by the zone. Glad they didn't put the pink/reddish boarding cabin light. I don't like that at all. 



My seat for another 8 to 9 hours. 


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Old safety video I believe, and outside view to an Airbus A340 of Syrian something? do they have a running airline? 


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Taxi and took off



The menu and the cabin view. The super late dinner and super early breakfast. What to call this food served at around 2AM? The food taste was better than the DOH-LHR flight. Okay since the QR's cabin crew notorious for their slow pace service (as I observed) lots of passengers just walk back to the galley to put their meal tray after done. WHY? because it took forever to wait for them to get back to the aisle to clean up your table and seems like everyone want to sleep ASAP. 



View outside, when sunrises on the horizons far far away. The cabin view before they completely shut off the light to let everyone rest. 



Lavatory visit, I don't understand about this lavatory configuration, I mean the Handicapped or reduced mobility lavatory on JAL's B787 was kinda huge, but the QTR's was this standard size with a divider that can be opened?  


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So after the lavatory, I went straight to sleep mode and woke up after leaving India and nearly reaching Indonesian Airspace. What a good sleep! 


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Second meal service as we heading near to our destination. The taste of course really tasty. I ended up the brunch service with hot tea. 



The PSU, reading materials on the seat back pocket, cabin view 


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Almost there.


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Wing view: From blue clear sky, then gradually shown the bad air condition as we reached Jakarta 



We taxied to the additional gates of international terminal 3 and anyway it wasn't my camera that crappy but it was the Jakarta metropolitan air pollution was super bad!  


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Disembark


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Can't see the A7-BDD very clear but thanks for the smooth ride! We parked between all Garuda heavies..


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T3 CGK Airport


Long walk to the immigration and baggage reclaim area 



Wait for the shuttle to go back to Bandung 


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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


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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)


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Verdict

Qatar Airways

8.0/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering8.0

Doha - DOH

7.4/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Jakarta - CGK

7.0/10
Efficiency6.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Qatar meal catering was pretty much a confusion for me, one flight can be tasty as real restaurant food, while other flight may taste like rubbish. Also their hot coffee and hot tea service wasn't standardize, some of cabin crew will offer you the sugar, napkins, and the package like plastic spoon or something but sometimes they just pour your tea and left without offering you sugar/milk/something. This is weird. Also, I observed that QR cabin crew always back and forth if other pax asking for something again! This happened on my London bound, this cause delayed on meal serving, because the crew didn't serve everyone first and back again to the pax that asking for again and again. I also didn't found a crew that look fresh and 'enjoying' their job, everyone from all 4 flight always looks so exhausted even when the plane just started to boarding. I guess one of the unhappiest crew belong to them. Poor them.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 528235 by
    Triple7lover 27 Comments

    Good flight report 👌 I also have the same issue with the catering , the quantity maybe good but they really should see the time of the day and according to that serve . I was also served a rice this at like 3am on a QR flight and didn’t think that was ideal ✈️

    • Comment 528328 by
      emyrrs SILVER AUTHOR 99 Comments

      Thanks for stopping by Triple7lover! Yeah, last week my mom went on the same flight to Doha from Jakarta that left around 1AM and they served 'dinner' around 2/3AM! I told her before board the airplane to stay awake because they will serve dinner during that time, yet she just want to sleep and yet most of QR's cabin crew will wake you up for meal service :D yeah and some flight were served with 2 main meal services not snack service.

  • Comment 528315 by
    Mohd Amiruddin 32 Comments

    that's the thing. I really don't like the purplish/reddish cabin lighting of QR. it was like everything is purple. the logo, magazine, crew, seats, meal set, IFE...what else to list. i know that is the trademark of QR. but yeah cabin lighting in blue or white is still acceptable.

    • Comment 528329 by
      emyrrs SILVER AUTHOR 99 Comments

      Thanks for stopping by Mohd Amiruddin! I know right! I believe we are not the only two people that don't like the purple, red, or pinkish cabin mood-light for boarding, it was just an eyesore. Like 1AM welcomed by those colour when board the aircraft wow. I rather welcome by just white light.

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