Flug in der besten Business Class der Welt

Flug in der besten Business Class der Welt
11/02/2018 pilotpatrick
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Hello my Aviator, it is a very long flight down to Cape Town in South Africa. I had the chance to travel in the best Business Class in the world. Even though I was not the pilot, I was really excited to go on that flight. In this blog post, I share my flight experience, give you tips when booking tickets and you can win a high-quality pajama of Mey bodywear. 

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Boeing B777 in Cape Town (CPT)

How can I afford to fly Business class?

Most commonly it is believed that all crew and airline staff can fly for free or really cheap fares. For me, it is not the case. I have to pay full price for all my flight tickets. On long-haul flights over 8 hours, I try to book Business Class tickets. Of course, it is not cheap. For this round trip, I paid 2200€. This is a lot of money and about three times the price of an Economy ticket. I was pretty much open to fly with any airline, but Qatar Airways was for my travel dates almost 50% less expansive than other airlines. I do not fly long haul very often. That is why I invest in the comfort. Especially when going on vacation.

Tip: Compare prices and adjust travel dates. This way you may be able to save significantly. Sometimes a different airport of departure can help to save as well. Join a loyalty program and collect miles. This way I was able to fly First Class for less than 500€ last year.

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Rimowa Classic flight Cabin trolley

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Cheers – Excited for my first flight with Qatar Airways

How did I do the booking?

I book all my flight tickets direct via the website of the airline. This gives me an extra feeling that the reservation went through and is confirmed. Additionally, I can manage my booking like changing seats and ordering special meals online. Qatar Airways offers the great advantage to reserve the current fare for up to 72 hours. This costs a fee but in my case, this investment was well worth it. I still had to wait for the approval of my leave. When I finalized the booking the fare increased by over 1000€, but I still only paid the old price.

My tip: In general fares are cheaper when you book well in advance. But it is still common that prices may go down just prior to departure. Reasons for that may be low booking numbers or special deals. I suggest subscribing to the newsletter of your favorite airlines so you do not miss any special discounts.

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Layover at Doha Airport

The Best Business Class in the world

Qatar Airways is the World’s Best Airline at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards. Referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, which is voted by travelers across the world in an annual passenger survey. Furthermore, Qatar Airways won an award for the World’s Best Business Class.

That is why I was really excited to fly with Qatar Airways for the first time. My expectations were high. Especially when flying in their premium product.

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Breakfast in the sky

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Sky of central Africa

The flight experience

I flew from Berlin Tegel via Doha to Cape Town. In total, I was about 16 hours in the sky for each direction. On all four legs, it was a Boeing B777-300. The aircraft are fitted with a 2 class configuration with the premium class up front. The Business Class consist of only 24 seats making the cabin really quiet. It is a 2-2-2 seating configuration.

The seat

Unfortunately, it was still the „old“ Business Class seat on all flights. Qatar Airways recently introduced the Qsuite, which they call first in business. I really hoped that I will have the chance to test their new product.

Their „old“ seat can keep up with any other Business Class seat. The extra-wide seats convert to a fully flat bed with enough space for your shoulders and feet. The rows are so far apart that they ensure privacy, space, and storage. Seats also have a massage setting and fully adjustable armrests, with precision controls to create the position that is right for you.

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Flying in a Mey pyjama

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City Center of Doha on departure

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Business Class catering

Entertainment and service

The entertainment program seems endless. Food can be ordered whenever you want. The catering was all right. The excellent service made up for it. Especially the return flight was a lot of fun because the purser (head of the cabin) recognized me from my social media channels. Together with the crew, I did a boomerang for my Instagram story.

Tip: Stop in the amazing Business Class lounge in Doha. I had a layover of more than 7 hours at the airport. I went for dinner, took a shower and rested in private quite rooms. On board, I enjoyed row 2 the most. This row had no missing window, was not in the bulkhead and the full storage was available.

 

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Doha Business Class lounge

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Was it worth it?

Totally! My vacation already started on board and I arrived well rested at my destination. It is always hard to say goodbye to a great vacation. But knowing that I will be flying back comfortably, I am actually looking forward to my return flight.

Two years ago I flew to Cape Town in Lufthansa’s Business Class. I paid about the same price for this flight.  The connection via Munich airport was a lot quicker, but the flight with Qatar Airways was a whole different experience.

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Thanks for the amazing flight with you

Give Away

On both flights, I was flying through the night. MEY, a well known German fashion brand for day- and nightwear, provided me with a comfortable pyjama. I am already a big fan of their undershirts which I wear underneath my uniform. But now I love to sleep in their pyjamas as well. You can win one fancy MEY pyjama in my favorite color blue worth 120€. Additionally, I will send you an amenity kit with a personal note.

 

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Giveaway!

Jens is the lucky winner!

Here are the steps to join the contest:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with your email
  • leave me a comment just underneath this article with your clothing size
  • subscribe to my YouTube channel

I will randomly pick a winner on the 28th of February 2018.

Happy landings and good luck!

Your PilotPatrick

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Luisa

My size is 34. An XS.

Lennart

Größe M. Happy landings Patrick

Juli

Great post – now I wanna fly down there to Capetown.. Happy landings!
(my size: M – 38)

Nancy

Super interessanter Post, danke für dein Feedback, manchmal lohnt es sich einfach doch, ein paar Euro mehr auszugeben ;)! (Größe S)

Dominik

Größe XL! Mach weiter so, ist immer sehr interessant

Anette Kiehne

Danke Patrick für die tollen Reiseimpressionen, die Du mit uns teilst. Ich verfolge dies mit großer Aufmerksamkeit und freue mich jedesmal, von Dir zu lesen. Großartig! Ich trage Größe 34 😉 Liebe Grüße

Melanie Nordmamm

Oh wie hatte ich mir einen Businessflug gestern von SFO gewünscht. Größe 40

Mélanie Schira

Aviation is nicht nur ein Wort nein es ist eine Leidenschaft und Lebensstil der nicht alle verstehen ✈️❤️. Ich Flugbegleiterin verstehe und lebe meine Leidenschaft so sehr und folge dir seit Monaten ✈️. Meine Größe 32/34 XS/S ✈️❤️ Liebe Grüße Mélanie

Sandra

Wieder ein sehr interessanter blog von dir. Man braucht nur deine Texte zu lesen und man weiß, das du für die Luftfahrt lebst und ein Blick auf deine Fotos genügt um zu wissen, du bist Pilot mit Herz und Seele!
Liebe Grüße, Sandra

Jens

Ich „inhaliere“ deine Blogs! Danke für die erforschenden Momente. Meine Konfektionsgröße ist 48 / M

Könnt ich auf meinem Flug am Mittwoch nach Melbourne gebrauchen =)

Patrick

Größe M wäre es auch bei mir. Ich würde mich echt mal freuen dich auch irgendwann wo zu treffen

Pascal

Größe M
Lg Pascal

Mike

Hey, ich habe die Größe M.

Yasi

Größe M Wäre total cool, da das sehr bequem aussieht

Sarah

Sehr interessanter Beitrag
Für mich Größe M.
Happy landings und liebe Grüße

Uwe

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