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Qatar Airways Business Class A350 - Champagne and Wine Service: Johannesburg-Doha Aug 2019

It had been a year since I last flew on Qatar Airways, incidentally from Doha to Johannesburg on their 777-300ER when I did a piece on their champagne and wine offering in Business Class. You can revisit that article here: When the opportunity arose to fly them from Johannesburg to Doha recently, my focus once again was two-fold at a time when airlines have all been adjusting to lower profit margins, especially the so-called ME3, I wanted to see how the airline's on-board product reflected this while at the same time continued to offer the level of comfort and quality with which the airline is synonymous.

One of the reasons I was even more excited about this flight is that it was my first time on the much vaunted A350 and on today's flight, it was the 900 series.
On boarding, I am met by the usual Qatar Airways warmth and shown to my seat. The lay out is similar to that of the 787, with Business class divided into two sections, separated by a mini soc…

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