Airplane Boeing 787-8 (788) Qatar Airways has 2 classes on board with total of 254 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
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|economy||31||17.2||10 - 36||232|
I found the seat very comfortable in all ways, the only thing is missing might be a privacy wall to the aisle. 180º seat/bed recline, nice screen and great food service on demand! Noise cancelling earphones provided, pijama and fine amenity kit. Crew was super nice and attentive. Would recommend it 100%
Not good - despite buying new aircraft QR are still fitting them out with horrible big metal entertainment boxes under many of the seats. The one under 11K reduces the width of the foot space, the one under 11J is at right-angles reducing depth instead. What a choice!
The seat was comfortable the staff were exceptional constantly checking if I wanted anything. Most impressive was the food which I can only describe as fantastic!
A well designed business class area. Good, friendly staff. Comfortable seating, with full reclining bed a real bonus. Entertainment system OK, although routing on handheld device a bit quirky. Choice of films and music reasonable. although more under "classic" heading would have been welcome. Food and beverages very good. Good selection of wines, but from a personal standpoint would have welcomed a slightly larger range of whiskies (my own preference is for Islay malts). Only main issue on this flight (and not on the return journey from Doha to London on 2 April) was a group of passengers mingling in the open area behind row 5 who were drinking more than other business class passengers and were becoming louder as the flight progressed. Fortunately it was a daytime flight (2.00pm departure from Gatwick) and the noise reducing headphones proved a real blessing in diminishing the sense of intrusion, but some passengers were trying to sleep and the noise was detrimental to this. Staff tried their best to mitigate the intrusion but the group seemed determined to be noisy. Procedures for both boarding and disembarking were very smooth and we were able to transfer to our ongoing flight with ease.
Having been allowed to explore the Economy section of this aircraft I can only agree that a 3-3-3 seating arrangement has been crushed into what should be 2-4-2. In the front cabin, however, where BA has 8 seats across (in its dreadful ying-yang layout) QR only has 4. so giving everyone direct aisle access. There is also a sense of spaciousness in the cabin, particularly because of the dresser type arrangement behind row 5. One downside is the lack of overhead bins for the middle seats. The seats are good, although the footwell a little cramped. I still prefer a QR A380, or any aircraft (such as a 777 or A350) offering the Q Suites. Having now flown on the 787s of five different airlines I must admit that I've never noticed the vaunted difference in pressurisation. Those enthusing about the of the windows aren't old enough to have flown in a Vickers Viscount.
Fantastic experience -window seats had lots of leg room and were very private despite the non Q-suite configuration. Notably, even though the flight originated in Dubai, the food which was mediocre quality and the selections were not exciting for such a long flight. You'd be advised to eat in the lounge before where the food was really great. Entertainment system is great. Some of the wines were inexpensive but the champagne was good.
The flight which I flew with Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the QR 972 from Doha back to my home - Ho Chi Minh City in last July and my seat on that flight was 26H. Personally, I think this seat - 26H overall was a good seat for me since I had more legroom, the seat was so comfortable and the crew was so helpful and professional. I hope I have a chance to fly with Qatar Airways again in 2019.
I found this seat incredibly narrow. I had to move and suffer less legroom, which was more comfortable than having hips crushed in a small width seat. I am a very tall guy so needed the leg room.
I don't know what all the fuss is about. Yes the seats are narrow but the bulkhead seats give you ample leg room and 2 windows. I found the window seat very accessible and comfortable, and far, far better than 11a!
The seat is horrible, I am 1.83m tall, and my knees were stuck in the front seat at all times. It's also narrow, so if there are 3 people my size travelling shoulder to shoulder ,it'll be a very intimate experience. It was HORRIBLE, I am surprised they can fill the plane. Possibly everyone would avoid that aircraft if it'd be to fly a second time. The service was good tho, too bad they've wrecked such an amazing aircraft with their shitty seats. Never again !
The worst I ever flew. At 190cm body size is a nightmare chair!
restricted legroom and limited under seat storage space due to the presence of an entertainment equipment box
Having read the reviews about the Dream liner we were anxious about our 9 hour Windhoek to Dohar flight. We're not regular long haul fliers, took advice and didn't book seats with the entertainment unit under them but honestly the units are not that big or bulky. We are shorter than average so leg room in economy was fine for us. The larger than average window with a built in 'blind'for you to self regulate brightness was very clever, didn't have to wear sunglasses in flight! Staff were lovely, nothing was any bother, and the food, well it's an airplane, and if you adjust your expectations you'll manage. For an infrequent flier on a 9 hour flight I was pleasantly surprised, it'll never be my idea of 'fun'flying for that long but this plane was comfortable, the engine noise was significantly less than older planes and there's lots of recent release movies to while away the many, many hours! I'd definitely fly with them again.
I flew DOH to CPT on June 1 on a 787-8 a "Dreamliner". This had a smaller cabin than previous flight, but the seats were the same, the service was excellent. Row 6 is a row all by itself; economy is behind a wall, and there is the entry wall in front of you. Pick a window seat if you want cool air as they have air vents above seats. Shorter flight, meals were more limited and the choices were not varied, but it is enough. Plenty of overhead storage, ports for charging electronics, the video monitor was a nice size without being too far away, tray table slides out from under it. The new "pod" designs are pretty compact but there is plenty of leg room and the seats lie flat. It was pretty comfortable for a 11 hour flight. The galley is in front of cabin, row 1 would get a lot of in and out from crew, but they try to be courteous. Great service by the crew!
Gold car privilege member. Thinking about flying with other airlines due to the eternal lack of comfort on DOH-BCN planes (Emirates has a A380 flying BCN from Dubai with similar prices). You must choose between an A340 and the narrow 787 economy seats. And the DOH-BKK 777 new row configuration (from 3-3-3 to 3-4-3) is shrinking my hip. Will miss the service though.
Comfortable seating. However the view outside is blocked due to wings of the aircraft.
ABSOLUTELY the worst seat I have ever been in. the row is not wide enough for an XL size American. with seat in normal position, there was not enough room to open the tray. luckily the middle seat was empty so i used that tray. it was a real struggle to go out in flight to use bathroom with seat in front all the way back. did not have similar issue w/ AA dreamliner flight LAX to AUK LYR. will NEVER fly 787 on QR again. Have had no issue seats with their A 320 330 and 350 aircraft
Wonderful service from qatar, however this is the most uncomfortable seat i have had on a plane. The legroom is pitiful and the armrests really get in the way making the seat feel cramped.
Economy. Seats are very cramped (width wise, as well as leg-room wise). I am not tall 5-7, and even I had problem. It is also very uncomfortable when the passenger in front of you reclines their seat. Thankfully the flight attendants made sure every one had their seat in upright position when meals were served. Even with that, it was hard to eat. Also it was a struggle to get the seats to a reclining position, and even harder to get them back to upright (it may just have been me). The service was good: flight attendants were cheerful and attentive. The food was excellent (at par with and sometimes exceeding that of Emirates). The entertainment system was also good (not as many choices that you get in Emirates, but varied enough). However the cramped seat made me wish I had availed myself of their business class upgrade offer for this leg of the journey (12.5 hours).
New Dreamliner was excellent for our needs. Had 3 flights on this plane on roundtrip Madrid/Doha/Delhi. One thing to note that others have overlooked is that there IS ventilation for middle seat passengers, its just next to the single window seat. If you look you'll see 2 vents. Worked fine for me, although even the staff seemed unaware of it.