✅ Trip Verified
| Both flights were on schedule. The cabin crew are mostly from South Asia. That, plus the food and the large selection of films from that region gave the flights a distinctive South Asian vibe. Many of the passengers too appeared to be from the Subcontinent. Cabin service was of a high standard. The flight attendants tend to be chatty. The Dreamliner business class cabin on the CCU-DOH segment is bright, big, and beautiful. I got a few hours sleep and had an excellent breakfast. The plane after landing was parked at a remote location but an air conditioned bus arrived very promptly and it was dedicated for only biz class passengers. The transit time at Doha was a little over an hour and I did not feel I could make use of the lounge. The DOH-JFK leg was in the airline's vaunted Q-Suites. It felt very enclosed, though cozy. The cabin looked congested and crowded. A large collection of films were in the video library including several Hollywood classics. Meal service is on demand - something I don't care for. The menu list is extensive. Pajamas, sandals, and a toiletry kit were provided on this flight. On the shorter CCU-DOH flight only a toilet kit (a "cheaper" version) was on the seat. The biggest surprise was that Qatar airways has discontinued its in-flight duty free shopping, something I have always enjoyed about air travel. There is really nothing to fault on this airline except that on both occasions, the flight attendants had to be reminded to bring me my jacket on arrival which they were so eager to stow away when I boarded. Arrival was at JFK's Terminal 8 where the immigration check was relatively fast and I was out of the terminal in no time. On the CCU-JFK route, the airline is holding up very well from a generally high quality competition from Cathay Pacific/Dragon.