Hello from one of the most relaxing places on Earth – Bali, Indonesia! I just flew here this morning from Doha, Qatar flying the Qatar Airways B787 Business Class – it’s incredible! Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft feature the same exact Business Class product – in a 1-2-1 configuration.
The ability to sit both next to the aisle and window in Business Class is phenomenal. I’m a window-seat guy, but I also like to sit next to the aisle so I have access to whatever I may have placed in the overhead bin. I may just think the Qatar Airways B787 Business Class (and the same A350 Business Class) may be in the top three ranking for the World’s Best Business Class by aviation geeks.
The seat is super comfortable and features plenty of stowage for personal items, and of course converts into a full flatbed. Qatar Airways’ premium cabin catering is one of the world’s best in that everything was simply delicious. I had a mix of both Arabic and Western food options and each was excellently prepared and fresh. The main course was either Beef, Pasta, or Chicken – I went with the pasta and it might have been the best pasta I’ve ever eaten on a plane. Delicious!
So how did I earn the miles to fly Qatar Airways B787 Business Class? I earned my American Express Membership Rewards points through some incredible Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, and generally any Point Rewards Credit Cards that can transfer to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Asia Miles charges just 45k miles for a one-way Business Class flight that spans a distance of 5k miles or less. Doha to Bali is around 4.8k miles – so a perfect redemption, the taxes and fees were minimal.