Qatar's Airbus A350-1000 is coming to Sydney, Canberra
Qatar Airways’ stretched Airbus A350-1000 will make its Sydney debut at the start of November.
Qatar Airways’ stretched Airbus A350-1000 is set to line up alongside the Oneworld member's Airbus A380 on daily flights between Doha and Sydney.
The A350-1000 will replace a Boeing 777-300ER on the Doha-Sydney-Canberra route as QR906 from November 1, 2019, with the QR907 return leg hosting the long Airbus jetliner from November 2.
Qatar's Sydney/Canberra-bound Boeing 777 already features the airline's highly-regarded Qsuites business class, which Executive Traveller rates as the world's best business class, along with a convenient flexible 'dine on demand' meal service.
However, the A350 is more spacious, more modern and much quieter than the Boeing 777 – a trio of travel-friendly traits which passengers will certainly appreciate on the 14-15 hour journey.
The Oneworld member's other daily flight between Sydney and Doha (QR909/QR908) will continue on the double-decker Airbus A380, which has eight first class suites and 48 of the previous-generation but still excellent business class seats.
Of course, the A380 also boasts a superb and spacious bar/lounge area at the rear of the upper deck business class cabin where passengers can while away the inflight hours.
The Airbus A350-1000 also comes equipped with Qatar Airways' Super WiFi inflight Internet system, which delivers a very useable 5+Mbps and includes the first online hour free, and then US$10 to US$20 for unlimited WiFi over the whole flight.
Also read: Your complete guide to Qatar Airways inflight WiFi
Qantas Frequent Flyers can use their Qantas Points to book onto Qatar Airways, at a rate of 159,000 points for business class from Sydney or Canberra all the way through to London, along with major European cities such as Paris and Frankfurt.
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06 Aug 2017
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You actually need 159,000 Qantas points to fly from Sydney/Canberra to Europe.
03 May 2013
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This is fantastic news. 777's should be banned from carrying pax and only used for cargo. Qatar win their awards for the on board experience and to a lesser extent their lounges. The food, service, seats are second to none. Everything else is sub par - esp when things go wrong. If you're a Qantas plat/plat 1 forget any special treatment or recognition; you'll be treated like an economy class pax with no status. Won't even go into the less than friendly Sydney airport staff.
03 Oct 2019
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Couldn't agree more, I have had a couple of missed connections with Qatar and it was an absolute mess...in the air great on the ground not so much.
02 Oct 2019
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When will the Qsuites be flying out of Melbourne?