Review: Qatar Airways QR72 Business Class Boeing 787-8 Frankfurt (FRA) to Doha (DOH)
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Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamad Doha (DOH)
DEP 8:20PM ARR 3:10AM (Next Day)
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.
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.
Priority Lane at Frankfurt Airport For Qatar Airways Business Class
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).
Qatar Airways Business Class Boeing 787-8 Seats Photo Credit: Aeropla
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.
Qatar Airways Seats 6E & 6F
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.
Qatar Airways Business Class Seat 2A
The seat controller contains useful features, such as reclining, lying flat, raising the armrest, etc.
The seat has a decent amount of storage space, including shoe storage.
Overall, this Boeing 787 has a good business-class seat, and I was very pleased with it!
Qatar Airways Business Class Seat 2A
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.
Qatar Airways Business Class Seat Lie-Flat Position
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.
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!
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.
Appetizer: Smoked Salmon & Prawn
Main: Qatari-style prawn mashkhool with daqoos sauce
Lime-marinated fresh berries and mangoes.
You can find snacks such as chips and fruits in a small section in the back, before seats 6E and 6F!
Qatar Airways Snacks
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!
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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.
Two Pillows & A Blanket
Qatar Airways Amenity Kit
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