Right after arriving in Amsterdam, Qatar Airways emailed with an offer to upgrade on either return sector of my flights. Well timed – send that email when the pain of long haul is FRESH! So I decided to take up the offer for the 14 hour flight from Doha to Sydney. Overall, adding this upgrade STILL made my total fare less than what I usually spend to fly to Europe (given it was May, it was cheaper than July/August or around Christmas/New Year when I’ve travelled in the past).
Now, on the plane!!
I was well and truly getting a cold, and so my sleep was restless but I can ONLY imagine how much worse I may have felt elsewhere in the plane.
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Fascinating! I have no idea what these airport lounges looked like.
Looks like that upgrade was well worth it! How much did it cost you?
The upgrade was $1014 AUD and the total flight prior to upgrade had been $1300. It seems like a lot (the % upgrade to flight cost), but usually flight to Europe START at $2000 or $2300, so this current market and competition for flights, mean things are a stack cheaper.
Very lovely. Did you sit in the business class lounge in the plane?
Anyone next to you on the plane? Or are they so far away it doesn’t matter?
The configuration of business class is 1-2-1 so there was an aisle before another person, as a single traveller I get put near a window.
And yes, I sat at their ‘bar’!