How to Fly to Europe and Arrive Feeling Amazing

Dec 14, 2017

From the azure waters of the Greek Islands, to the elegant architecture in Prague and the delicious antipasti in Italy, there are countless things to love about Europe, but long flights getting there can be intimidating. You don’t have to arrive feeling like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards for a week, though; here are three reasons why flying with the World's Best Airline of the Year 2017 as awarded by Skytrax, Qatar Airways, means you can tackle this journey and still arrive feeling rested and serene.

Space and comfort = more chance of getting some shut-eye

As one of the world’s youngest airline fleets, the modern design of the Qatar Airways aircraft cabins is all about relaxation. Snuggle down with contoured headrests in spacious seats up to 17-inches wide and stretch your feet out with the extra legroom and a greater angle of recline in Economy class; or even better, lie down in a 180-degree reclinable flat bed in the award-winning Business class, where you also can dine-on-demand - so there’s no need for your beauty sleep to be interrupted to eat. Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art A380 service features seating in First, Business, and Economy class cabins over two decks with high ceilings, creating a more spacious feel.

Restful (and free) stopover

For the best chance of arriving at the end of your journey feeling fresh and rested, break up your journey with a stopover – Qatar Airways offers passengers a free overnight hotel stay (with a free transit visa) in Doha. If you don’t want to spend an entire night on your stopover, you can still relax at the 5-star Doha airport during your wait between flights – there’s a spa, swimming pool, squash courts, gym and a wide range of delicious dining options where you can refuel. We can see why it’s one of only six airports worldwide with the prestigious 5-star status.

Stay fresh with amenity kits on flights

Qatar Airways' complimentary amenity kits are impressive - even in Economy Class, you'll get an Institut Karité Paris lip balm, a Miradent dental kit, eye mask, socks and ear plugs; we also love the sound of the luxurious sleeper suits and slippers from the White Company for Business Class passengers.

When you aren’t napping, the entertainment and lounge facilities on Qatar Airways are excellent – make use of the Wi-Fi and USB plugs, or choose from up to 4,000 movies, TV shows, music and games on the award-winning in-flight entertainment system. Business and First class passengers can also enjoy fresh food and delicious snacks or sample signature beverages in the on-board lounge (although we recommend skipping too many of the boozy beverages if you want to arrive feeling rested!).

Qatar Airways offers flights to 45 destinations in Europe via one seamless stop in Hamad International Airport in Doha, with daily flights departing Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and now Canberra (starting 12 February 2018). Click here to book your next European holiday with Qatar Airways.

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