Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Mar 2017
Total posts 31
What’s going on in the QR business class lounge in DOHA. We passed through on 29/6/19 at 6am and were unable to find a single vacant table. The little “private” living rooms on the left side of the lounge had a solo traveler in each, asleep on the sofa. There were queues 5-6 deep for both gents toilets, and even longer for the ladies. And the mezzanine restaurant had a queue of travelers waiting for tables. Have they started allowing paid access or something. I’ve been through there 5-6 times before but never have I seen it so busy.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
American Airlines - AAdvantage
Member since 13 Jul 2015
Total posts 52
I've been through there the same as you, 4-5 times perhaps. Morning is ALWAYS peak - they have so so many flights coming in that morning and outgoing then as well - even the rest of the terminal is buzzing. I've been there in the afternoon once as well and had my pick of where i wanted to sit - it was so different. For such a massive lounge, I'm surprised how full it get's - but that shows you that Qatar are successful.
Member since 12 Dec 2013
Total posts 17
Arrived from Perth at around 5.30am last week. Put my name on the shower list straight away and had one free at approx 7am. You are free to go eat relax etc and then come back. Depends on how much turn around you have. This would be my fourth time through and certainly was the busiest Id experienced but I would suspect peak European holiday period would contribute?? I really like the lounge and the airline. LHR Qatar lounge is fantastic!!
Member since 05 Oct 2016
Total posts 14
Never have time in the mornings as always have very short connections, but use it in the evenings, it's never crowded them, just perfect!
Member since 01 Mar 2013
Total posts 32
Yes regretfully QR hasn't managed to find a balance between Al Safwa & Al Mourjan access. One is an empty ballroom, the other a Tokyo subway.
Member since 22 Jan 2019
Total posts 10
My last journey through Doha at that time, a 3 hour transit, bypassed the lounges and paid for a massage and swim. Only person in the pool and 1 other getting a massage. More relaxing than clamouring for a seat while waiting for a shower. Felt great hopping on the next flight. Just the right amount of transit time. Worth the money in my opinion.
Member since 04 Jul 2019
Total posts 1
Sitting in the QR Business Lounge reading this at 2pm and there is hardly anyone in here. Staff constantly calling by wanting to bring me something.
Member since 02 Feb 2018
Total posts 3
Hi! Where can we get this swim and massage ? Sounds awesome
Its called the Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Centre - has it's own website.Located near the transit hotel. Not the cheapest massage you'll get but use of the pool is free with one (pool only use is not free).
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
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