Qatar Airways Boeing 787, Singapore to Doha. Departure was 0230hrs. This was our first time on Qatar Airways and we were excited. It was our second time on a Boeing 787. The first time was with FlyScoot (a budget carrier).
Unfortunately, there is one big drawback of this plane in Economy class. The seats are awfully cramped, with very little legroom and width. Passengers were literally spilling out of the seat. Watch my video as I go into the details.
Seat aside (which by the way, is a very big deal since you spend 99% of your time in your seat), everything else was really good and befitting of a 5-star airline status.
Cabin crew was pleasant and attentive. Food was good. IFE system was very modern. Plane was new. Pretty much top marks in all other categories, other than the seat.
For our journey from Singapore to London and back, we also flew on the Airbus A350 (which was awesome!) and the older Airbus A340 (also very good!), so I know that Qatar can put seats on planes that are of decent width and legroom in the Economy class.
So, be wary of the Boeing 787 in Economy. The seat ain’t funny.
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