Reasons to fly with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is an airline that goes above and beyond to ensure that their passengers have a journey that is not only comfortable but also enjoyable. And it’s not just us who say this – their attention to detail and attentive cabin crew has won the airline numerous industry awards. Here are eight reasons why you should consider flying with Qatar Airways on your next long-haul adventure.  

Comfortable economy class

Qatar Airways offer one of the widest economy seats in the industry, so you’ll have plenty of space to sleep, dine, and stretch out. You’ll also be treated to more than 4,000 entertainment options and Wi-Fi is available on-board the A380, B787, A319 and selected A320, A321, A330, A350 and B777 aircraft.

Award-winning Business Class

Qatar Business Class was voted the best in the world in both the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Once on-board you’ll settle into your own personal space, which comes with a generous work surface and more than 4,000 entertainment options. You’ll also be able to dine at any time from the on-demand a la carte menu. And stay refreshed with a selection of amenities from Italy’s Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, including lip balm, hydrating facial mist and anti-ageing moisturiser cream.


When flying Business Class you can opt for an innovative Qsuite. Perfect for people travelling in a group, the Qsuites feature four seats that face each other so you can work, dine or socialise at 40,000 feet. And when you require privacy, you can slide along the dividers for some alone time.

Luxurious First Class

For the ultimate in luxury, you can upgrade to First Class. Enjoy a fully lie-flat bed with Frette linen and a duvet; on-demand à la carte menu; laptop power, USB plug and on-board Wi-Fi; and more than 4,000 entertainment options.

Child-friendly amenities

When you step on-board a Qatar Airways flight, your kids will receive an activity pack. Inside they will find crayons, stickers and an activity book filled with puzzles, fun facts, and colouring pages. When it is time to eat, your children will enjoy a meal box packed with fresh, tasty and nutritious meals, fruit juice and fun treats.

Also, when waiting on your flight in Hamad International Airport your little ones can play in the family zones to ward off any boredom. There are Mac stations, family-rooms, bronze playground sculptures, and a 25-metre indoor swimming pool.

Free seat selection

Whether you travel in economy, business, or first class you can pre-select your own seats free of charge.

Stopover in Doha

Qatar Airways operates out of Hamad International Airport in Doha. In this scenic Middle Eastern city, you can book cultural experiences, go on a desert safari, explore unique museums, cruise on a traditional dhow or relax at the beach. Top experiences include Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art, and the Inland sea.

You can also obtain a Transit Visa free of cost when you book a stopover between five and 96 hours in Doha without any additional fare charges. 

Onward travel to exotic destinations

Qatar Airways boasts an extensive flight network with more than 160 destinations worldwide. Some of our favourites are Maldives, Bali, Australia, and the Far East.

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Morag Lee

Morag is the resident blog writer at Barrhead Travel. Can usually be found exploring a cruise ship or on a city break.