Qatar Airways Now Lets Premium Passengers Pre-Select Their Meals
Qatar Airways offers one of the best products flying in the skies right now, its new Qsuites business class. Between the closing doors at every seat, top-notch dining and amenities, Qsuites (and the experience on Qatar's other premium products) is hard to beat. Now, it's allowing passengers to customize their experience even more.
The Doha-based carrier announced this week that it's going to allow its first- and business-class passengers to pre-order their dining selections before their flight. Effective immediately, premium passengers can pre-select their meals on select flights departing from Doha (DOH) bound for Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, South America, Guangzhou (CAN) and Bangkok (BKK). If you're on an eligible route, you'll be able to select one main course from the à la carte menu as far as 14 days in advance and up to 24 hours before departure.
To utilize this new option, go to Qatar's website and log in to select your trip. If you're eligible for the pre-selected dining service, you'll be able to choose from the seasonal options on the menu that's listed online. Once selected, you'll get an email with your confirmed meal choice.
Qatar isn't exactly reinventing the wheel with this addition — American Airlines began offering pre-order meal options back in 2012. In addition, Singapore Airlines offers its famous Book the Cook option for premium passengers to select their meal in advance. Surely for Qatar's premium passengers it's a welcome development, but it's hardly groundbreaking.