This was first time to fly Qatar Airways and I have to say that it was better than Etihad (Emirates and Cathay rank high on my fave airlines). The outbound flight from Manila was a little over nine hours with a layover of three hours and so. Then it was seven-hour plus flight to Manchester, England. I was headed for Liverpool so Manchester was my destination.
Another first for me? I hardly slept during the flight to England and back. Fortunately, I was able to handle the jetlag well. Spent the long flight catching up on movies I missed such as The Intern, The Martian, Sicario (that wasn't very good except for me falling in love for a very hot Emily Blunt).