Virgin Atlantic Upper Class and Qatar Airways First Class to Doha!

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  1. Lucky
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    One of my goals this year is to visit as many new countries and try as many new airlines as possible. With that in mind, I ended up going to Doha for spring break, flying Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to London, and then Qatar Airways first class from London to Doha.

    I'm in the process of posting the trip report (with lots of pictures) on my blog, and will update the links below as they become active. Expect about one installment per day.

    Introduction
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
    Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse San Francisco
    Virgin Atlantic Upper Class from San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR)
    Virgin Atlantic Arrivals Lounge London Heathrow
    First Class on the Heathrow Express – is it worth it?
    Hotel Indigo London Paddington
    SkyTeam Lounge London Heathrow
    Qatar Airways First Class from London (LHR) to Doha (DOH)
    InterContinental Doha
    Exploring Doha
    Qatar Airways Premium Terminal Doha
    Qatar Airways First Class from Doha (DOH) to London (LHR)
    Crowne Plaza London Heathrow Airport
    Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse London Heathrow
    Virgin Atlantic Upper Class from London (LHR) to New York (JFK)
    Andaz New York Wall Street
    Conclusion

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. mht_flyer
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    Definitely looking forward to reading about Doha. I may need to travel there on business later in the year.
     
  3. Mangy
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    Looking forward to reading about this trip
     
  4. cptnkirk77
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    Great report so far! Can't wait to see Qatar airways First :)
     
  5. canucklehead
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    Sounds like a great spring break -- they don't make them like they used to! Where I went to school, the 'hot' trip was to Tampa! :D

    Very nice redemption - 68K on ANA for an Upper Class Virgin flight sounds great! Cannot wait to see the rest of the report.
     
  6. gleff
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    Great report so far!!
     
  7. Lucky
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    Thanks for the comments, folks, and sorry for "teasing." The Qatar Airways first class segment from London to Doha is now live.
     
  8. haydensydney
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    Awesome stuff - thanks for putting the time in to share this with us. Cheers
     
  9. Denali Flyer
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    Very nice report, Lucky. I'll definitely be looking forward to reading about more of your travels in the future.
     
  10. GeneCMH
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    Nice TR, thanks Lucky.

    Taking a VS flight is still on my to do list. Just need another 30K CO miles to book an Upper Class award :)
     
  11. Lucky
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    Thanks for the comments, folks. All installments are now "live." :)
     
  12. Great trip report. As someone who has live in Qatar for the past 4 years I think it is getting better. However, before 2022 there are several key issues that need to be resolved.
     

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