The First class ticket of Qatar are among the most expensive ticket and second option is booking with miles
(Date of travel 2 December, 2018)
Qatar in selected sectors have named Business Class as First class. Broadly all facilities are same apart from privilege like access to premium Al Safwa Lounge
Qatar First Class Access
The First class ticket of Qatar are among the most expensive ticket and second option is booking with miles but then also usual taxes are USD 80-100 range. The cheapest tax I explored was from Khartoum, Sudan to Doha which was USD 8 and 40000 British Airways (BA) Avios points. For this sector the Flat Bed regular Business Class seat of Qatar was named as First Class. So Khartoum – Doha sector of Qatar had Economy Class and First Class. The Points required for this sector was 40000 British Airways (BA) Points for First Class ticket and further 12500 points for Doha – Seychelles Economy class. Sudan and Seychelles were in my visit list for the trip so I booked a Miles ticket Khartoum – Doha (First Class) and Doha – Seychelles (Economy Class) in a single ticket from British Airways call centre consuming 52500 Avios (BA points)
The flight time for Khartoum to Doha was approx 3 hrs earlier but after the restriction of Saudi Arab for airspace usage to Qatar Airways the new route was 6 hr 15 mins.
First Class Experience
At Khartoum airport there is only 1 lounge which all airlines premium class has access. The seats are regular Flat bed business class of Qatar with great comfort, amenity kit, large television screen, excellent choice of food and world class service staff. On arrival at Doha the bus from Airline to terminal had king size seats. Qatar Airways facilities for Business/First class passenger at home airport of Doha is the best worldwide. The immigration line is very quick and then the access to signature Al Sawfa Lounge which I have reviewed separately.