Last month, Mike and I traveled to Bangkok where we spent four nights exploring the city. Our original flight on Qatar Airways was in economy class but luckily, we ended up being upgraded on 3 of the 4 flights. Thanks, Qatar Airways! As for our lounge access, we had to rely on my Air Berlin Gold card as operational upgrades do not grant lounge access, aside from the fact that our upgrades were given at the gate. The weather in Bangkok was not perfect as there was a bit of showers almost everyday but still, we were able to make the most of it. As I have Hilton Diamond status, we chose the Conrad Bangkok and Millennium Hilton Bangkok as our "home in Bangkok", both of which I highly recommend to everyone as they are two of the best hotels we have stayed at. It was a very short but memorable trip and I really hope to be back soon to one of the most amazing cities in the world, Bangkok!
Review: Stockholm Arlanda Lounge, T5 Arlanda Airport (ARN)
Review: Qatar Airways Dreamliner Business Class, Stockholm-Doha
Review: Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Review: Conrad Bangkok
Top Attractions in Thailand
Review: Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, Bangkok Airport (BKK)
Review: Qatar Airways A380 Business Class, Bangkok-Doha
Review: Qatar Airways Dreamliner Business Class, Doha-Stockholm
Flight: QR 167
Departure time in Doha: 6:45 (actual 7:00)
Arrival time in Stockholm: 12:00 (actual 12:01)
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Duration: 6h 01m
Date of flight: July 1, 2016
*Upgraded from Economy to Business Class, Business Class flight #109
Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport
With about two and a half hours before our flight to Stockholm, Mike and decided we'd wait at the Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge which is for economy class passengers with One World status. About an hour before departure, we made our way to gate D20 which was a bit of a walk from the lounge.
Boarding was delayed as it started at 6:17am with only about 30 minutes before departure. As the agent scanned my boarding pass, something "magical" happened again and voila, I was once again upgraded to business class. Thanks so much, Qatar Airways!
The cabin has a total of 22 seats, only 2 of which were empty on that morning flight to Stockholm.
Around 6:58am, boarding was completed. Newspapers were also offered although I declined. Moments later, pushback started. The captain came on the PA and apologized for the delay and informed us that due to the shorter flight time, we were expecting to arrive on time at Stockholm Arlanda.
Ann once again came to my seat to apologize for not having the time to take the meal order and promised to do that after take off. Moments later, we were airborne.
A la Carte
Freshly squeezed orange juice
Guava and Mango smoothie
Celery, Apple and pear healthy energizer
Seasonal fresh fruits
Choice of breakfast cereals
Greek yogurt with toasted granola and nuts, blueberry compote
Smoked turkey and beef pastrami with emmental cheese
Traditional Arabic breakfast
Creamy scrambled eggs with seared fillet beef
Paneer bhurji with aloo mutter poha
Selection of biscuits, chocolates or mixed nuts
Chicken, mushroom and chicory salad
Ricotta cheese filled pasta with sundried tomato, kalamata olive and basil sauce
Selection of indulgent individual desserts
Cheese selection served with crackers
A selection of artisan breads
The beverage menu read as follows:
Luxury non-alcoholic bubbly
Spiced Tomato Juice
Apple, cranberry, mango, orange, pineapple and tomato juice
Coca Cola, Diet Coca Cola, Sprite, Diet Sprite and Fanta
Ginger Ale, Soda and tonic water
Still and sparkling watet
Teas by Dilmah
Moments later, Rizky, the Indonesian flight attendant taking care of my side of the cabin came to take my meal order.
Toilet and Lavatory
Landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Yet another great flight in Qatar Airways business class! The crew was once again fantastic, and the food tasted very good as always. The fact that we were delayed from Doha did not affect our flight as we actually landed on time. Great seat that turns into a fully flat bed and all with direct aisle access, lovely amenity kits from Giorgio Armani and extensive movie selection to choose from ... it couldn't be better and I really wish more and more airlines could offer the same great product and service Qatar Airways is offering to its business class passengers. To all the crew on this flight and to Qatar Airways for yet another upgrade, Shukran!
Qantas A380 First Class, Dubai to London
Qatar Airways A350 Business Class, Frankfurt-Doha