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After flying from Doha to Auckland, I had completed the first of the two longest flights in the world. At 15 hours and 45 minutes it is a mere snip compared to the return flight which is scheduled at over 17 hours in the air. Checking after the flight, it was almost an entire 18 hours in the air.
Qatar Airways really is something else in Business Class. They feature things such as pyjamas, slippers, and they turn your seat into a bed with linen and a really comfortable pillow. This coupled with the excellent Oryx One entertainment system means there is always something to do on board.
My favourite part is the dine on demand service offered. You can literally have anything on the menu at any time you want and this is the best surprise I have had in all the years I have been flying. I can't rave about it enough!QR921 - Auckland to Doha (AKL-DOH)
26 April 2017
Boeing 777-200LR - A7-BBG
Seat: Business Class 5F
Departure: 15:07 Arrival: 12:03+1
The menu is extensive with an entire a la carte offering, an extensive breakfast and also light snacks available as well. Here is a look at the breakfast menu.
The Boeing 777-200LR features excellent seats which are wide, spacious and have an enormous amount of seat pitch. In between the seats is a console which contains little drawers opened by pushing a button. Inside is a water bottle. If you're lucky to have the seat free beside you, you get to have two. On this flight the seat next to me was free, so I asked the crew to turn that into a bed for me.
Safety is always important in the aviation industry and as usual there are safety cards in the seat pocket in front of you. As I was seated in the bulkhead row, the seat pocket is attached to the wall. No matter where you sit in Business Class on the 777-200LR, you have to get out of your seat to get the safety card as it's so far forward.
As soon as you're on board, you are offered a welcome drink and a hot or cold towel. I love a cold towel in a hot climate as it feels uber refreshing. Champagne is usually my drink of choice so I had one of those. It is always poured quite full and is served in a proper sized flute.
My first choice from the menu once in the air was a burger, which is actually written as a lamb patty in a toasted brioche bun. You can select from tomato ketchup, mustard or tabasco sauce to suit your desire.
After this, I watched the movie Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence. Oryx One has the whole Star Wars series as well as all the Lord of the Rings movies. I settled in with Star Wars watching both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Soon it was time for dinner and you are first served an amuse-bouche.
The cutlery is very nice and I then had my main course. This was followed by gourmet ice cream for dessert which looks pretty sweet and really was!
I had more to drink then kicked back in the bed to have a sleep. The ear plugs in the amenity kit come in handy as they really block out any noise in the dark cabin really well. It is a very comfortable sleep all round. Once I woke and near landing I decided to have breakfast. This is also multiple courses and this is the scrambled eggs with potatoes. I also had a croissant and some fruit to start.
Overall, I loved the flight and found the 18 hours passed really quickly.
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