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Etihad a380 or Qatar a350 – CMB-JFK or BOS

Etihad a380 or Qatar a350 – CMB-JFK or BOS

  1. Garth

    I’m trying to decide on a return flight from Colombo to the states in paid business. The best and most enticing options boil down to an Etihad a320/a380 or a Qatar a340/a350. I haven’t flown either carrier or either plane (I know… I know). Would be booking paid business class and I’m looking for the “best” total experience, including lounges, etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  2. David W

    You cant go wrong with either option. Both airlines have great products from DOH/AUH-JFK.

    Personally I think QR has a slight advantage since you’ll be flying a widebody to DOH, they have a large, dedicated J lounge in DOH and their A350s have reverse herringbone seats.

    With EY, it’ll be a narrow body plane to AUH, a shared F/J lounge which can get really crowded but you clear US Customs in AUH, theres a smaller lounge after customs and their business product is fairly comfortable, especially if you get a forward facing window seat. It’s pretty private. You’d also arrive in the US as a domestic passenger plus EY chauffeur service to your destination in NY.

    I dont think there is a “best” product for CMB-JFK but each carrier has pros and cons. Read thru the reviews on here and select the one you feel most excited about!

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