Say Bye Bye To First Class On Qatar Airways; Airline To Scrap First Class Seats On Long-Haul Flights

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by Anupriya Mishra

The First Class in airlines always remind people of the benefits and the luxurious opulence that the upper echelons of society don’t think twice about splurging on. However, Qatar Airways is now going to do away with its First Class births. Here’s all you need to know about its decision to scrap what is said to be the world’s fanciest cabin seat.

Qatar Airways To Scrap First Class Births


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It was only recently that Airlines Rating announced Qatar Airways to be the second-best airline in the world. And now, this airline has decided to scrap its First Class births on the next generation long haul aircraft. According to a news report by the National News, Akbar Al Baker, the Chief Executive mentioned that the investment in the most luxurious seats doesn’t justify the returns. He further added that this is especially true, as Qatar’s Business Class offers most of the same perks!

However, it should be worth noting that even though the airline has decided to phase out these First Class seats, doing so on long-haul routes is not without risks. This will in turn affect the five-star image of Qatar Airways and of course, even the industry trend. Yes, many airlines, including Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Air France, and Qantas Airways have previously doubled down on high-end offerings.

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What Can You Expect Instead?


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The report also mentioned that Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa Chief Executive, mentioned that leisure travellers were constantly on the lookout for a special treat and that the front of the aircraft has never been so full. However, Qatar Airways, which has branded its business class as a Q Suit product, believes that the future lies in them. So, with this decision in place, airways won’t be providing first-class seating on Boeing Co 777X aircraft. Not to mention, these will be the biggest jets that the airline operates after it retires all of the Airbus SE A380s. These 10 aircraft features eight First Class seats each. It will be interesting to see how this affects the airline. After all, First Class in an aeroplane has often been an attraction for ordinary passengers who wish to splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a scheme limited to the top executives.

What do you think about this move by Qatar Airways?

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