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It’s one thing to win awards from a bunch of critics. It’s another matter entirely to win the hearts of the people. Qatar Airways is somehow, managing both at the moment. We’ve spent countless hours sampling the airline’s offerings across their entire fleet, so we thought it would be fun to share the experience in a way that puts you directly in our seat. Literally. Here’s a 360° look at the best business class in the sky…

Their Newest Planes, The A350, 787 And A380 Offer Stunning Cabins…

Qatar cabin – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Qatar has invested heavily in newer aircraft, and it’s paid off. If you’re on one of their older aircraft, such as the 777, you can fear not, because they’re scheduled to launch the world’s very best business class on that plane as well. These newer planes offer fantastic mood lighting and reduced jet lag, thanks to more realistic ground pressure and the freshest air available at 41,000 feet.

The Seats Are Truly Spectacular, And Designed Around Passengers…

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On board happiness really begins with a comfortable place to call home. On the A350 pictured above, as well as the 787 and A380 you’ll find their current bread winner seat. The space is fantastic, offering extensive storage, large HD entertainment screen, remote control, solid bedding and incredible tray space. Just in case you need to work…

Dine On Demand Is An Amazing Concept, And It’s Executed To Perfection…

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Some airlines have attempted dine on demand and failed, because it’s not easy. Qatar have turned it into a seamless art. Not quite hungry? Eat at the end of the flight. Want dessert first, wait an hour, then entree, and then appetizer hours later? No problem. Just ask. You can eat in any order, any time, and the crews truly seem happy to help.

The Entertainment System Actually Works, And Has Great Stuff…

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If you haven’t been frustrated by an in flight entertainment system, you simply haven’t flown enough. Qatar Airways Oryx One system is about as good as it gets. You’ll find extensive film and television collections for all tastes, consecutive episodes of great shows (like Breaking Bad) for binge watching and on certain aircraft, even video cameras from the landing gear and tail, allowing you to watch take off and landing, first hand…

The Bed Is Seriously Comfy On All Planes…

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There isn’t an uncomfortable bed in the Qatar Airways fleet. Though pop culture opinion states that the newer planes (pictured in these 360’s) offer the best seat, many seasoned travelers actually prefer the wider area for sleep on some of the airlines 777’s, the ones used for the current longest flight in the world (Doha to Auckland). Nice pillows, solid duvet, couple glasses of champagne and voila…

The Crews Are Vibrant, Attentive And Like Their Job…

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If Qatar had an X factor, the crews would be it. While many airlines cabin crews prefer passengers dragged down the aisles versus engaging in conversation, Qatar’s crews are young, vibrant and above all, passionate travelers. Service is extremely thorough and consistent and if you want it, conversation can be wonderful. Most crews seem to be avid travelers excited about their destinations and above excellent service, are happy to chat all things “travel”.

If it looks awesome, you can book Qatar Airways business class HERE.