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Qatar Goes Super Luxury with All-Business-Class to London

Where: Qatar
February 21, 2014 at 12:22 PM | by | ()

Getting to the Middle East might seem like a fuss with only a few handfuls of non-stop flights from the U.S. and plenty of hours in a plane, so a welcome addition is Qatar Airways' launch of all-business-class flights from Doha, Qatar to London-Heathrow. This marks the first time for such a service between the two regions.

In all, flights from Qatar to the UK take just about 7 hours. So, for that amount of time, passengers will be able to eat, sleep, and catch up on work with the in-flight SMS and GPRS technology. The Airbus A319 will seat a mere 40 passengers in a 2-2 configuration of lie-flat seats, so the sense of a small domestic flight will be as pervasive as the free-flowing bubbles.

In what seems like a perfect match since Qatar Airways joined Oneworld Alliance last year, the airline can now connect its luxury-hungry passengers to any of the many alliance carriers at one of the busiest international airports on the planet. Additionally, high-flyers will have access to the new Qatar Airways lounge in Heathrow, and the Premium Terminal in Doha.

While this might be a great opportunity to burn up those OW miles you've been hoarding, after a few searches on American and British Airways, we came up with nothing just yet. If you have your heart set on heading to the desert in the middle of summer, we did find return tickets for a whopping $7,833; in contrast to the $5,750 on one of the five other widebody services between London and Doha. We can only recommend to start saving your pennies!

[Photo: Qatar Airways]

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