Flight Review MIA-DOH: Qsuites to the World Cup!

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QSuites Miami Doha Flight Review is part of the Coupe du Monde Trip Report.


This was the third time flying Qsuites this year. This was the first time flying it to Doha instead of from Doha. Since I was initially denied boarding (see Epic Failure: Denied Boarding for the World Cup), I was especially grateful to be on board.

Service

The first time I flew QSuites the service was impeccable (see QSuites: The Best Business Class Flight?). The second time the service was mediocre (see QSuites DOH-MIA: Maybe SQ Is Better). This time the service was worse than ever. It started off well. The flight attendant introduced herself, we traded jokes, and she took my food order. Then everything fell apart. I asked for champagne post-takeoff and for her to wake me if I fell asleep. Two hours later I woke up to find no food, no drinks, and no sign of my original flight attendant. Indeed, I never saw her again.

The flight attendants who did take over came by sporadically. Hitting the call button didn’t improve their promptness. The interactions went from personal to transactional.

Amenities Kit

The Qatar fragrance leaves much to be desired. The World Cup pajamas are still clever as are the pillows.

Welcome Drink

Prior to takeoff, we were served champagne, something that has been inconsistent post Covid.

Seats

The difference between this flight and my previous two is that I was accompanied by Ms. TPOL. This was the first time I was able to book adjoining seats in business or first with adjoining lie flat beds. This made the lie flat experience even better.

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Food

I ordered the tapas and the surf and turf. I blame myself for this choice. Shrimp and steak do not go together.

Dessert

As the label states, this may be the world’s best ice cream.

Sleep

Since this was my third time on the flight, I had no interest in overindulging in food and drinks. I had been up since late the night before, flew in from Colombia (see MDE-MIA: My First Business Class Flight on AA, Worth It*?), and endured the visa drama. The only thing I wanted to do was sleep. I had the bed made and proceeded to pass out.

Sudden Sickness

Suddenly, I woke up with chills. I put on a shirt on top of my pajamas but could not stop shaking. At first, I thought it was the AC in the cabin. I turned to Ms. TPOL and saw that she, despite her sensitivity to cold, did not have a blanket on. I tried to sleep but could not get comfortable. I wanted to vomit but thought I would be turned into the Covid police if I did. Fortunately, I only had 1.5 hours until I landed.

Breakfast

I skipped breakfast and opted for ginger ale. With only 6 hours till the US vs. Netherlands game (see Day 1 World Cup), I needed to be rid of this illness.

Overall

Despite the bad service and flu-like symptoms, this is still one of the best business class experiences.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting. I think i had similar symphtoms otw to Don Muang.Was nearly uncontrilably shaking.Was concerned that the temperature measurimg devices will catch me with fever but nothing. The next day was due for testimg and tested positive but no symptoms except that one day. You might have have it as well.

    • Was gone by the next day. Many teams also complained that they got the flu from the AC in Doha. Not sure that’s related but it was more lethargy than nausea.

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