The flight options from Philadelphia to Bangkok are not ideal. For the first time in years I broke from my Delta/Skyteam fan-boy tendencies and grabbed a flight on Qatar Airlines. I did this for a couple reasons:

  1.   There happened to be a one stop flight option available.
  2. Qatar Air is considered one of the best airlines in the world, and I wanted to see what life was like in the Q suites.
  3. Qatar Air is so happy you’re willing to fly through Doha, they’ll give you a free (seriously, 100% free) hotel to explore if you choose a flight with a 12+ hour layover.
  4. When am I going to be in Qatar otherwise?

Quick facts about Qatar:

  • It is the richest Per-captia country in the world.
  • It is considered one of the safest countries in the world.
  • Falcons, a big deal apparently.
  • They’ll host the world cup in 2022, not without controversy.
  • Everything seems brand new. Buildings, airports, roads.
  • It is currently in a fight with a number of its middle eastern neighbors, specifically Saudi Arabia, meaning flights in and out take crazy paths.
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