Qatar Airways always provides excellent service. The check in is slick and the care and attention provided from that moment onwards is excellent. Lounge in Manchester is a little small but sufficient and comfortable. Advised when flight was boarding and given ample time to walk to gate. Boarding efficient and sat in seat quickly. Staff introduction and welcome drink followed. Anytime dining is great and works very well. Staff incredibly attentive and nothing ever seems a problem. Staff are always on hand and checking whether you require anything yet they never seem to be OTT. Arrival into Doha was straightforward and transfer quick and easy. Lounge in Doha comfortable with plenty of meal options.
The flight from Manchester was on a 777. It was originally a A350 with Q Suite but changed a few weeks before departure. Was looking forward to Q Suite but not a problem. Maybe next time.
Boarding second flight not quite as slick as usual but assume this had something to do with having to catch bus to plane and as we got to gate after boarding had started we had to wait until end before able to board. Welcome drink and introduction all happened as normal but things were a bit more frantic.
The anytime dining worked really well as I was able to request my meal to arrive 1 hour before landing. Slept for most of flight. Bed on A350 sufficiently comfortable. As soon as woke the attentive staff checked whether I required anything. Arrival into Phuket efficient and from exiting plane we were walking out of airport less than 15 minutes later.