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Qatar vs Emirates

Dubai, United Arab...
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Qatar vs Emirates

i am travelling from Dubai to Washington with kids.

Have heard that Qatar is better than Emirates airline and offers more leg space than Emirates along with being better in hospitality,


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for Livigno, Lombardy
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1. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

I don't think there's much difference in the service so my choice would be based on schedule.

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2. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

I have used both and would much prefer Qatar over emirates, having said that I find the IFE on emirates to be better and more up to date .

Llandudno North...
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3. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

Having travelled both in economy and business I would say they are both pretty similar in economy and with not an awful lot of room but good service on both carriers.

Business class both are excellent but I preferred Qatar to Emirates the attention to detail I found better and the overall experience from start to finish was near perfect.


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for Staffordshire
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4. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

I have used both in economy. Qatar is better than Emirates in my opinion but only slightly. The legroom I thought was more in Qatar and I was actually able to sleep without feeling cramped and having to bend my legs back uncomfortably. Service and food was excellent. I would most certainly choose them again. Having said that Emirates is not a bad airline to fly with either.

If I were to rate them I'd give Qatar 9/10 and Emirates 8/10. You can't go far wrong with either.

Dubai, United Arab...
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5. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

thanks a lot everyone for the advice.

Fredericia, Denmark
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for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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6. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

Not much difference, though Qatar Airways economy product has recently reduced. No more hot towels, and only one kind of red wine and white wine.

United Kingdom
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for Mauritius, Grand Baie
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7. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

I would go with price and the better schedule although I give Emirates the slight edge.

Geneva, Switzerland
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for Geneva, Liechtenstein, Air Travel
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8. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

In my view it depends on the aircraft. QR A330 is a terrible product while QR B777 is great! Check seatguru.com/airlines/…fleetinfo.php for the numbers. I've only flown B777s on EK and found it at par with other airlines. seatguru.com/airlines/…fleetinfo.php for the numbers.

Hong Kong, China
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9. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

I quite like the Qatar A330-- the rows of 2 on each side are perfect for couples. That said, you'll be travelling with kids, so won't matter.

I would really think about schedule because you are travelling with young ones. Doha is not a great airport to spend a long time in.

On board, I think both carriers are great with kids. Good entertainment and both offer special kids' packs (colouring books, etc) plus kids meals if necessary.

Definitely base your decision on schedule and/or price. They are both good airlines.

Leeds, United...
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10. Re: Qatar vs Emirates

Qatar by a long way, Economy the air crew go that extra mile.

Not just me thinks this take a look at the Skytrax air review. Emirates averaging 6/10 to Qatar who have maintained an average of 9/10 for the past 3 years.

Also preferring Etihad to Emirates having just flown with them for the first time

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