Qatar Airways is the flag carrier airline of the sovereign Arab state of Qatar. Since its inception in 1993, the airline has grown to reach over 100 destinations across 50 countries. Over the years the prestigious carrier has won numerous accolades and has earned a 5-star Skytrax rating. 

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Overview

Qatar Airways is based in Doha, with its main operating hub located at Doha International Airport. From there, the airline operates flights to destinations throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, the Far East, North America, South America and Oceania.

In Australia, Qatar flies non-stop from Melbourne to its hub at Doha International Airport, where connections can then be made to destinations spanning the Middle East, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Flying from Australia to Europe and London in particular with Qatar Airways is a favourable route, as the airline currently provides the fastest available travel time between Melbourne and London.

As a premium airline, Qatar has Economy, Business Class and First Class cabins, as well as a rewards program in Privilege Club, where members can earn points when they fly with Qatar, affiliated airlines or use the services of their partners. Points accumulated with the program can then be used to redeem upgrades, discount flights, gifts, access to club lounges and other benefits with Qatar Airways and their partners.

Check-in

For international travel, Qatar Airways recommends you arrive at the airport 3 hours before the departure time. Check-in at the airport closes 1 hour before the departure time. Please refer to the airline for details.

Classes

Business Class

Comfort

Qatar Business Class cabins have spacious seats complete with foot rests, personal storage, in-seat power supply and USB ports. Sit back and unwind with the in-seat massage functions, or convert the seat into a flat bed and stretch out to get some sleep. In order to ensure you are comfortable and content, blankets, pillows, Aigner amenity kits and hot towels are also supplied.

Dining

The onboard menu for Qatar Airways is impressive with dine-on-demand or à la carte options available. Fill up on 3-course meals including entrées, mains, desserts and cheeses, and choose from a range of beverages including premium wines.

Entertainment

On a Qatar Airways flight you can take your pick from an impressive range of entertainment options thanks to the Oryx Entertainment System. Via your seat-back screen, choose from over 900 video on demand options including 178 movies, 263 television programs, music and games.

Baggage

Qatar Airways allows Business Class passengers to bring 2 pieces of 15kg (total) hand luggage and 2 pieces of 32kg (each) checked baggage.

First Class

Comfort

The Qatar Airways First Class experience ensures the journey is just as important as the destination. A perfect example of this is the spacious flat-bed seating, complete with in-seat massage functions, in-seat power supply, foot rests and personal storage. To add extra comfort, Qatar also supplies First Class passengers with soft duvets, amenity kits, pyjamas and slippers.

Dining

Dining in First Class is a 10 course meal affair with decadent cuisine including seafood, caviar, fine chocolates, Arabic mezzes, a choice of mains, desserts and cheeses. A wide range of beverages including cappuccinos and premium wines are also available. An onboard bar service is also available at the First Class lounge on the airline’s A340-600 aircraft.

Entertainment

On a Qatar Airways flight you can take your pick from an impressive range of entertainment options thanks to the Oryx Entertainment System. Via your seat-back screen, choose from over 900 video on demand options including 178 movies, 263 television programs, music and games.

Baggage

Qatar Airways allows First Class passengers to bring 2 pieces of 15kg (total) hand luggage and 2 pieces of 32kg (each) checked baggage.

Club Lounges & Alliances

Lounges

Located at its base at Doha International Airport, Qatar Airways has a Premium Terminal, home to First and Business Class lounges as well as a concierge service, duty free shopping areas and spa available to First Class passengers. Within the lounges, First Class passengers, Business Class passengers and various Privilege Club members are welcome to enjoy restaurant-style dining, business facilities and wireless internet access. For more information please refer to the airline.