At Juliettes, many of our customers are frequent flyers, traversing the globe for business, pleasure and to reach their homes in exotic locations.
So it is of interest, that business class on some premium airlines is becoming more and more comfortable and luxurious.
Last week at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show, Qatar Airways raised the bar in the fight for business class travellers, by introducing the QSuite.
Two years in the making, this new cabin space will give the airline’s customers a product that will certainly rival first-class seats offered by many of its competitors.
Group CEO, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, “Our unique and patented design is a world first in many ways and challenges industry norms by offering passengers more privacy, more choice, and more personalisation.” He also referred to the QSuite as a “new level of luxury.”
The new customisable space offers passengers total privacy upon request, and by moving the screens it can be turned into a work or family room with four seats. Two full sized flat bed seats can also transform into the first ever double bed in business class.
The luxury, high end finishes in the QSuite include hand-stitched Italian leather, special lighting and extra storage space for convenience. Passengers on night flights will be given pyjamas from The White Company, and the amenity kits by luggage brand Bric’s will include products from Italy’s premium Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio.
Entertainment choices have also been improved, with the Oryx One in-flight entertainment system now having 3,000 different options of films, games and music.
Qatar Airways is known for providing a high standard of in flight dining, with its business class menus often compared to other first class menus. They already provide ‘dine-on-demand’ which means you can eat when you like, rather than having a set service period; in addition the new QSuites will have snack trays you can share with travelling companions.
This summer the new business class will be implemented on the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A350, on routes from Doha to London, Paris, and New York.
Qatar Airways say that the entire long-haul fleet business class, will be converted to QSuite within a year.