gilesdavies
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How Does The IFE Compare On QRs A330's V 777's

Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:20 pm

I am due to fly with Qatar Airways at the end of May, MAN-DOH-HKG...

The flights are all due to be operated with A330-200/300's and when checking QR's website, all the IFE makes reference to is the 777's new "Revolutionary" new Onyx system...

As I am not flying on the 777, and on the A330's instead, can anyone tell me what to expect with regards to the IFE or should I pack my laptop with lots of films to while away the long journey? If I need my laptop, will I be able to find power supplies in Economy?

While on the subject of the A330's are they a pleasant ride with QR?
(I've never had a bad ride with in A330 so far, with other airlines!)
 
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I flew on the QR A330s last summer from MAN-CAN via DOH and back and all the A330s except 1 were equipped with what seemed like new seats and PTVs with an adequate selection of movies, films, games etc. to keep you occupied for the flight! Unfortunately I don't recall having a power supply so you will have to preserve your battery I'm afraid!

The one A330 I had on the DOH-CAN leg must have just been an old one I guess....but it wasn't too bad seeing as it was a night flight!

And finally...the QR A330s flew smoothly, the crew were warming, and the food eadible!  Smile

But...I have to say, more than a 3-4 hour layover at DOH airport isn't too enjoyable. Amenities at the terminal are fairly limited and having spent the night transitting via SIN that same summer DOH was quite a contrast.

Hope the trip goes well!

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RE: How Does The IFE Compare On QRs A330's V 777's

Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:23 pm



Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
As I am not flying on the 777, and on the A330's instead, can anyone tell me what to expect with regards to the IFE or should I pack my laptop with lots of films to while away the long journey? If I need my laptop, will I be able to find power supplies in Economy?

The A330s have been upgraded with newer IFE identical to the 777's, so you'll find that very pleasing. I think there are no power supplies, but perhaps the crew has a powerpoint in the galley.

Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
While on the subject of the A330's are they a pleasant ride with QR?

Yes of course! You can check out the trip reports to find many trip reports.
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RE: How Does The IFE Compare On QRs A330's V 777's

Fri May 01, 2009 4:34 pm

QR's A330's are probably one of the most comfortable rides out there - pretty spacious with a great IFE system (though not as good as EK's ICE  Wink) They also make liberal use of some pretty funky mood lighting, but it's not obnoxious as some other airlines can be (VS *cough* VX) They did have some older A330's flying around a few years back, though I haven't seem them around for a while now. QR's A330's runs circles around our drab beat up A332s flying around today.
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RE: How Does The IFE Compare On QRs A330's V 777's

Fri May 01, 2009 4:50 pm



Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
MAN-DOH-HKG...

How much did you pay? Some terrific prices at the moment with QR to HKG. The lowest I've seen is around £280 all-in return, with a number just over £300.

I'm flying LHR-DOH-DXB tomorrow (346, 333) and DXB-DOH-LHR on Monday (77W, 346). Looking forward to all those sectors. Excitingly, QR don't have 3-X-3 on any of those four except the 77W.  Big grin

Have a great trip!
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RE: How Does The IFE Compare On QRs A330's V 777's

Fri May 01, 2009 9:34 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
How much did you pay? Some terrific prices at the moment with QR to HKG. The lowest I've seen is around £280 all-in return, with a number just over £300.

Your hot on the money!

I was actually planning to back to Canada, and saw these fares and quickly changed my plans, I secured flights to Hong Kong for £283 from MAN! Not a bad price for a 5 star airline!

I have never seen flights to Hong Kong or the Far East for such a cheap fare, and beats Air Asia hands down for price or quality!

I live in Northamptonshire so I am a bit closer to LHR than MAN and really wanted to try out the A340-600's, but the connection in Doha was 8hrs and really didn't want that sort of wait, on what is already a long journey. I ended up choosing Manchester for a number of reasons, it was about £15 cheaper, also parking is so much cheaper there too, I find Manchester a lot less hassle and the connection in DOH is only 2hrs.

I can't wait to try QR and see what they are like.

Putting the flights a-side, I have never been beyond the Middle East and can't wait to try Hong Kong and see what its like. Im only there for 6 nights, so intend to cram in a lot!

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RE: How Does The IFE Compare On QRs A330's V 777's

Sat May 02, 2009 8:37 am



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 5):
Putting the flights a-side, I have never been beyond the Middle East and can't wait to try Hong Kong and see what its like. Im only there for 6 nights, so intend to cram in a lot!

Have fun!  Smile I'm off to HK in July.. on VS from LHR. It'll be interesting to hear what you think about the city.

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