Casey Neistat is one of the most popular YouTubers (his videos collectively have well over a billion views, though YouTubing isn’t his full time gig anymore). Even if you’re not into YouTube, you may remember I’ve written about him a few times before. I shared the video of him complaining about how American took away his comped Concierge Key status, and his incredible video review of Emirates first class, which might be the best unpaid advertisement they’ve ever had. More recently he did a video review of Lufthansa first class.
I think Casey’s videos are sort of lost on many who haven’t seen his stuff before, but the more of his stuff I’ve watched, the more I’ve enjoyed his videos. While he has been a very successful YouTuber (he uploaded a video every single day for years), CNN acquired one of his companies recently for ~$25 million, in hopes that his expertise can help capture a younger and different audience than they’re used to.
Anyway, just today Casey uploaded a video review of Qatar Airways A350 business class between New York and Doha, which you can watch here:
Ultimately I don’t think it’s as interesting as the reviews he did on Emirates, given the “bling” factor Emirates has. He’s also not quite as over-the-top enthusiastic as he was in that video, which is only natural.
However, it was still an enjoyable video to watch. I find Casey’s reviews especially interesting since they reach audiences that wouldn’t otherwise be looking for airline reviews. So it’s always cool to see how premium cabin travel is presented to those people. I’d also note that he wasn’t comped the trip or paid by Qatar for the video, but rather he just happened to be flying them and did the video.
If you want to see some of his previous airline videos, here are his Emirates first & business class review videos:
Then here’s his Lufthansa first class review video:
While I’ve flown Qatar Airways business class many times before, I’ve never done so between the US and Doha, though I’ll be doing so in a few weeks. It was nice to get a preview of what I can expect on the A350 between New York and Doha.
(Tip of the hat to @jmmccarthy2002)