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eg777er
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Qatar Airways A350, Business, Doha To Frankfurt + Video

Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:44 pm

Recently I had the opportunity to fly on Qatar Airways’ new A350 Business Class, from Doha to Frankfurt.

The flight was operated by the second A350 to be delivered to Qatar, which at the time of flying was just less than a month old.

As usual, I have put together a video trip report which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjk9MmtTM00

However, some photos of the trip are below.

The standard ‘waiting for departure’ shot, with a freshly printed copy of the International New York Times accompanied by a glass of Billecart-Salmon

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Waiting for departure from gate A1 at DOH, next to company A380 operating the morning London service



Soaring over Bahrain around 15 minutes after take-off



Qatar’s new Business Class seat available on the A350 and 787

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Sampling some more of the Billecart-Salmon from the bar between doors 2L/R



The A350 Business Class cabin - notice no central overhead lockers

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Cruising across the Black Sea. The A350 is a fantastic aircraft, very smooth and almost as quiet as the A380

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The second meal service, a delicious chicken and blue cheese salad, washed down with a Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc
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followed by a cheese board and a glass of the Kopke 1974 port

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Arrival into Frankfurt, right on schedule



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airboeingbus
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RE: Qatar Airways A350, Business, Doha To Frankfurt + Video

Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:10 pm

Great TR, this summer I'll have to make sure I get a seat on this flight as I'm going to Doha in late July. Also in your opinion is the A350 quieter or louder than the 787?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways A350, Business, Doha To Frankfurt + Video

Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:32 pm

I'm surprised that you wrote that the A350 is almost as quiet as the A380. The A350 should be quieter since it is newer?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways A350, Business, Doha To Frankfurt + Video

Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:43 pm

What camera do you use to make a video?

I want to get one.

Thanks.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways A350, Business, Doha To Frankfurt + Video

Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:37 pm

I use a small Panasonic HD camcorder I bought about 4 years ago. It records on a SD card which I put into my Macbook for editing with iMovie. I also use an iPhone 6 for some shots.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways A350, Business, Doha To Frankfurt + Video

Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:08 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 2):
I'm surprised that you wrote that the A350 is almost as quiet as the A380. The A350 should be quieter since it is newer?

While the Trent XWB might be newer, I think you have to consider other factors as well. For one, it is a higher thrust engine, even if not by a comparatively great deal. Also, the inboard engines on the A380 are farther away from the fuselage than on the A350, the side panels may be thicker, etc.

Plus the A380 is bigger, so most passengers will be sitting further away from the engines than on the A350.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways A350, Business, Doha To Frankfurt + Video

Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:40 am

Quoting eg777er (Thread starter):
As usual, I have put together a video trip report which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjk9MmtTM00

I really enjoyed watching your video very much! I love the sound of the A350 on takeoff; has a certain pitch to it.

Quoting eg777er (Thread starter):
Qatar’s new Business Class seat available on the A350 and 787

I like their use of the matt wood as opposed to the shiny lacquered wood on the 787s; plus I never knew there were dividers between the seats.

Did you find the business cabin a bit spacious considering there were no overhead bins above in the middle?

Fascinating TR! Looking forward to your next TRs!
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