Qatar Airways Named "Best Economy Long-Haul Experience
On January 16th, Qatar Airways was named “Best Economy Long-Haul Experience” by SKIFT, a recognized leader in world travel trends and information. The study, which included all major international airlines, was a comprehensive evaluation of the user experience, designed to “determine the best cabin experiences around the world”. This distinction joins Qatar Airways’ other coveted titles including “World’s Best Business Class” from Skytrax, which the world’s 5-star airline has won for the past two consecutive years.
The final decision was reached by evaluating all aspects of the airline user experience, including website, economy cabin comfort (Qatar Airways offers a comfortable 3-3-3 seating configuration onboard the Boeing 777 on all flights to/from the USA in Economy Class), inflight meals, added perks (Wi-Fi, in-seat power, etc.) and overall design aesthetic. While acknowledging the quality of previous passenger rating systems, SKIFT’s ground-breaking study set out to minimize bias and deliver a data-driven evaluation.
“We chose a system which put the very subjective “best” in an objective context,” wrote Marisa Garcia of SKIFT, “We also wanted to consider the overall passenger experience point-to-point, and to give ratings which, though always subjective, could be justified as equitable. Let your customers experience more space, comfort and personal entertainment options when they fly Qatar Airways from Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC to Doha and onwards to over 140 global destinations.
Qatar Airways offers four different ways to check-in for passengers: web check-in, mobile check-in, airport kiosks and check-in desks. Passengers are advised to check-in at least 2 hours before the flight's scheduled departure time to avoid any last minute hassles. Checking-in early also ensures that you go through the baggage and security checks with ease. Don't misplace your boarding pass as without it you won't be allowed to take the flight.
Please take note that Qatar Airways charges a penalty fee every time you cancel or change your reservation. The penalty for cancellation of ticket ranges from 100-500 USD depending on the fare purchased. While if you want to change your reservation date, it would cost you anything in the range of 75-500 USD again depending on the fare purchased.