Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamad Doha (DOH)
  • DEP 8:20PM ARR 3:10AM (Next Day)
  • Duration: 5h30min
  • Seat Number: 2A
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
  • Miles Redeemed: 90,000 Qatar Airways Privilege Club Avios + ~306 Euro Taxes & Fees.
    • Please note that the high Avios and fees are because I redeemed from Frankfurt to the USA, route through Hamad International Airport (DOH) on one reservation. 

Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
Qatar Airways Business Class Boeing 787
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    The Verdict

    • PROS: Super nice friendly crew service, reverse herringbone seat, nice amenities, prompt meal service, and the toilet is always clean!
    • CONS: no door, no Wi-Fi.

    Check-In

    The check-in at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) was very uneventful. The business line was not busy, so we could quickly check in and get our boarding passes. 

    Lounge Access

    Qatar Airways does not have its own lounge at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), but they have an agreement with the Priority Lounge, which is also a lounge for Priority Pass Membership.

    The Priority Lounge is located before security at E gate and after passport control in Terminal 2 of Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). 

    Boarding

    The boarding process is slightly different at Frankfurt International Airport for Qatar Airways. 
    • First, the Priority Lounge is before security but after passport control. There's a Priority Lane at the security.
    • After clearing security, you show your boarding pass and passport ID to enter the boarding waiting area by the zone numbers. 
    • Business class is seated in Zone 1

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Priority Lane at Frankfurt Airport For Qatar Airways Business Class

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Boarding Area Zone 1 For Qatar Airways Business Class

    Which Qatar Airways Business Class 787-8 Seats Are Best?

    • There are 22 Business Class lie-flat seats on Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. 
    • 1-2-1 reverse herringbone seats so everyone has direct aisle access.
    • Solo travelers should pick seats 1 through 5, A or K (window seats).
    • Couple travelers should pick seats 1 through 5, E and F (middle seats). 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Qatar Airways Business Class Boeing 787-8 Seats
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    I also want to point out seats 6E and 6F. They are together seats and located in a section alone by themselves. While the proximity to the lavatory may be bothersome, I think it's not too bad, especially since there's a mini divider in front of those seats. If traveling as a couple, I think those seats may be ideal for a secluded feeling during the flight. 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Qatar Airways Seats 6E & 6F

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Mini Divider Before Seats 6E & 6F

    Seats and Cabin

    The Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner seats are a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration. I selected 2A as my seat, and the seat is gorgeously designed. 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Qatar Airways Business Class Seat 2A

    Mini Video

    The seat controller contains useful features, such as reclining, lying flat, raising the armrest, etc. 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Seat Controller

    The seat has a decent amount of storage space, including shoe storage. 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Shoe Storage

    Overall, this Boeing 787 has a good business-class seat, and I was very pleased with it!

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Qatar Airways Business Class Seat 2A

    Lie-Flat Bed

    The seat can be turned into a lie-flat position and is comfortable with a padded surface and headrest. I also love that Qatar Airways provides two pillows in each seat. 

    The cabin also has sufficient airflow, so it wasn't warm. 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Qatar Airways Business Class Seat Lie-Flat Position

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    Lie-Flat Seat

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Lie-Flat Seat

    Drinks and Food

    I chose the signature drink for the welcome drink. A wine list and meal menu contain more beverages such as mocktails, cocktails, etc. 

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    Qatar Airways Signature Drink

    The meal is done "on demand" basis, so you can dine whenever you want to. I chose to dine right after taking off so that I had some time to snooze after the meal service. I applaud Qatar Airways for serving meals and drinks so promptly and efficiently! 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Menu

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Drinks Menu

    The table setting and food are well prepared. I decided my main dish to be the special meal by the chef. I was told the chef was a celebrity chef, and the dish was delicious. It's a rice dish with curry sauce and has quite a few prawns in it, along with tomato sauce on the side. 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Starter

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Appetizer: Smoked Salmon & Prawn

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Main: Qatari-style prawn mashkhool with daqoos sauce

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Lime-marinated fresh berries and mangoes.

    Snacks

    You can find snacks such as chips and fruits in a small section in the back, before seats 6E and 6F!

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Qatar Airways Snacks

    Crew Service

    Wow, I'm super impressed with the service provided by the crew on this flight. Both male and female flight attendants were incredibly nice, friendly and provided prompt service. The service is like First Class, though this is Business Class. So kudos to all the crew on that flight! 

    Amenity Kits

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Beautiful destinations often lead to everlasting memories.

    • There are two pillows and one blanket on each Business Class seat. 
    • Packaged pajamas are also provided.
    • In addition, a perfume gift box, including an eye mask, socks, etc., was also provided. 

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Two Pillows & A Blanket

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Pajamas

    Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
    Qatar Airways Amenity Kit