This time I bring you a review of Qatar Airways, operating on one of the last A340-600 built. Starting last summer, Qatar decided to change the A330, which was operated in BCN until then, to the new B787 and A340. They recently announced that they will continue operating the A340 instead of the A350 they had scheduled before. Qatar Airways currently operates 2 daily flights from Barcelona to Doha.
We start the boarding 40 minutes before the scheduled departure. The boarding is done by rows in an orderly manner. Two bridges are connected to the plane, one of them dedicated to customers traveling in Business Class.
The interior is configured 2-4-2 and the separation between seats is the standard for a long-range flight, in this case 6h 30min. However, the box that controls the personal entertainment screens is quite annoying.q1
The cabin is quite spacious and with the latest Airbus interiors.q2
Before taking off, the crew distributes refreshing towels to all passengers in economy class. After a short taxi to runway 25L we take off with 15 minutes of delay with respect to the scheduled time.q3
Once the belts signal goes off, the crew distributes paper menus also for economy class.q4
1h after takeoff, the crew serves the lunch. The main dish that I have chosen is the Chicken Tikka Masala. As you can see in the image, the presentation, the quality and the taste of the food in qatar airways is one of the best I have tried in economy class. After the food service, the crew went by asking us to close the window blind.q5
1h 30min before landing in Doha the second food service begins: A hot snack to choose between chicken and vegetarian option.q6
One of the negative points of traveling on the A340 is that the ptv is quite old, which improves a lot when you change planes within Qatar Airways. The screens are much smaller and of worse quality than those of the B777 or A350 of Qatar that I have also tried.
Finally, we landed punctually at the Hamad International Airport in Doha.
As always, the highlights of Qatar Airways are: The crew, they always serve you smiling. The quality of the food and the comfort of the economy class. All this makes Qatar Airways one of the best airlines I've tried in the long haul in economy.
As negative points would have to stand out: PTV's outdated in the A340 and the snack that is served before landing. In all the flights that I have made with Qatar for several years they have always served the same type of snack.As always I leave the link to the video review of this flight