Friday, November 18, 2016

Qatar Airways- Warning

I took a trip to Qatar the past few days, I haven't been there since 2006 and it has grown a lot. My mother has always bragged about Qatar airways, my boss had only good things to about it as well. I booked on Qatar airways waiting for this great experience everyone has talked about, Well, it turns out they now have a budget air fleet.
Welcome to Al Maha airlines from Saudi Arabia. Recently Al Maha airways is a Qatari owned airline based in Saudi Arabia. The airline was set to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2014, then postponed to summer 2016, that's why the color is green and white representing the Saudi flag.
'Regardless, in the meantime Qatar Airways is using Al Maha A320 aircraft for their flights, since they’d otherwise be sitting around. The service, crews, etc., are all from Qatar Airways. The only difference will be the cabin. These planes are pretty bare bones, as they have 12 recliner business class seats without entertainment.'
Bare bones is an understatement, if you are a heavy person there is no way you will be comfortable on this flight, the seats are cramped and you feel like a sardine. The initial destinations are planned to be Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Medina, Abha, Qassim, Doha and Dubai.

I did not like this surpise and was very disappointed, if I wanted a tiny cramped plane I have many other airlines to choose from. Sadly I won't be booking Qatar airways again when I fly to Doha.

1 comment:

  1. when you travel to/from Doha, pay attention to the type of plane. They normally fly the 320 and 787 (and sometimes the 330). stay away from the 320. PERIOD. regardless if its almaha or qatar airways.


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