The Complete Guide to the Qatar Airways Fleet

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All have AVOD unless otherwise stated.

Long haul configurations:

Airbus A380-800
A trip report on the A380-800 can be found here as well as here.
388: has F, horizontal J, B/E Super Diamond seat in 1-2-1 config., WiFi

Airbus A350-1000
351: horizontal J, QSuites., WiFi, A7-ANA,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J

Airbus A350-900
A trip report on the A350-900 can be found here.
359: horizontal J, B/E Super Diamond seat in 1-2-1 config., WiFi.
359: horizontal J, QSuites., WiFi. (same code on QR cargo, able to distinguish via seat maps), A7-ALY,Z and AME,F,G,H,I,J,K,L
359M: horizontal J, LATAM J seat in 2-2-2 config., WiFi (LATAM no WiFi). A7-AMA,B and AQA,B

Boeing 787-8
A trip report in J on the Boeing 787-8 can be found here.
788: horizontal J, B/E Super Diamond seat in 1-2-1 config., WiFi.

Boeing 777
Information on the J seating on the Boeing 777-300 can be found here.
77I (777-300ER v1): horizontal J, B/E MiniPod seat in 2-2-2 config. WiFi (some). 42J 316Y (10 across Y), A7-BAA,B,C,E,H,I,J,K,L,N,O,Q and BEH
77N (777-300ER v2): horizontal J, B/E MiniPod seat in 2-2-2 config. WiFi (some). 24J 388Y (10 across Y), A7-BAP,S,T,U,V,W,Y and BEC
77P (777-300ER v3): QSuites in J, 1-2-1 config. WiFi. 42J 312Y (10 across Y) A7-BAF,G,M and BED,E,F,G,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,U,V,T,W,X
77N (777-300ER v4): QSuites in J, 1-2-1 config. WiFi. 24J 388Y (10 across Y) A7-BAX,Z and BEA,B
777 (777-200LR v1): horizontal J, B/E Minipod seat in 2-2-2 config. WiFi (some). 42J 217Y (9 across Y), A7-BBF,H
77K (777-200LR v2): QSuites in J, 1-2-1 config. WiFi. 42J 230Y (10 across Y) A7-BBA,B,C,D,E,G,I

Airbus A330
Specific information and photos on the A330's can be found here. Photos of the refurbished J seat, can be found here.
333H: horizontal J, B/E Diamond seat in 2-2-2 config.. A7-AED,E,F,G,H,I,J,M,N,O
333K: horizontal J, B/E Diamond seat in 2-2-2 config., A7-AEA,B,C . To distinguish from other A333 economy up to row 44.
332H: horizontal J, B/E Diamond seat in 2-2-2 config.. A7-ACG,I,J,K,L,M


Airbus A320
320L: horizontal J, B/E Diamond seat in 2-2 config, WiFi. A7-AHL,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,W,X,Y. To distinguish from other 320s: last row of Y is 28.

Airbus A319
Information and photos of the J Class on the A319, can be found here.
319M: horizontal J, B/E Diamond seat in 2-2 config, WiFi. No In-Seat IFE in Economy, Streaming IFE available using Oryx One Play App.(2 A/C)

Short/medium haul configurations:

A few photographs of both J, and Y, can be found here.
321H: recliners J in 2-2 config., GSM, AVOD, GSM. A7-AIA,C,D and A7-ADS,T
320H v1: recliners J in 2-2 config, GSM, AVOD 10.6'' in J,GSM. A7-AHA,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J
320H v2: recliners J in 2-2 config., no AVOD. A7-ADC,D
320H v3 (reconfigured Al-Maha): recliners J in 2-2 config. no AVOD, WiFi. A7-LAA,B,C,D,E,F,G,H (New seat coverings, increased leg room, and fixed bulkhead between business and economy compared to old Al-Maha config)



The fleet type codes such as 77P or 77K are what can be used to identify the type of aircraft under "Check Routing" on www.qrcargo.com. The aircraft type on QR Cargo is fairly accurate if you search for a flight within the current calendar month.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 11:23 am
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Are there photos of the two different 330-200 seats? I can only find one type
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Old Dec 1, 16, 11:56 am
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bigRW look at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar......-seats.html for more information about the seats.
The Minipod seat is the same as the B777 J seat and the Diamond is reported to be similar to the A350/A380/B787 seat but for a 2-2-2 configuration.
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Old Dec 3, 16, 11:01 am
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It looks to me like seat guru (or anyone else for that matter) doesn't have a seat map for the a320L. Neither a320 version on seat guru had row 12 as an exist row...but that indeed was the case on my flight. I was on A7-AHT. Anyone else notice this?
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Old Dec 3, 16, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by remdk View Post
bigRW look at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar......-seats.html for more information about the seats.
The Minipod seat is the same as the B777 J seat and the Diamond is reported to be similar to the A350/A380/B787 seat but for a 2-2-2 configuration.
I totally disagree. The Diamond seats on the A330 are very different from the Super Diamond seats on the A350/A380/B787. The Super Diamond is a very spacious seat. The old Diamond on the A330 is the worse flat seat I have ever flown. They manage to squeeze pair seats in exactly the same space as the old angled seats. For example they fit 3 rows (18 seats) of Minipod seats on some A333, while they fit 4 rows of Diamond seats (24 seats) on the others. The window seat are awfully narrow; aisle seats are a bit better.
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Old Dec 21, 16, 12:21 pm
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I wonder if QR will refurbish the A320 A7-AD series because they are quite dated when you compare them to the A7-AH series especially in J.
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Old Dec 21, 16, 1:17 pm
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zain81961 A7-AHP to A7-AHY are classed as longhaul aircraft and have lie-flat seats in J and IFE. All the other A320s are classed as regional only, even though they sometimes appear on longhaul routes.
Of those A7-AHA to A7-AHO have sloping seats in J and IFE.
A7-ADA to A7-ADJ and A7-LAA to A7-LAH have sloping seats in J but no IFE. The former Al Maha aircraft A7-LAA to A7-LAH have more seats in Y and are therefore more cramped.

I would guess that a number of the A7-AD aircraft will be updated from regional to longhaul but unlikely the other regional A320s.
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Old Dec 21, 16, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by zain81961 View Post
I wonder if QR will refurbish the A320 A7-AD series because they are quite dated when you compare them to the A7-AH series especially in J.
The A7-AD* series were supposed to be retired starting this year, don't know what is happening with the plans now with the delivery delays.
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Old Dec 21, 16, 1:40 pm
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yeah but most of A7-AH series is tolerable in J for regional flights and all the A7-AH series are good in Y. I noticed some Al Maha because of their registration A7-L airplanes with QR's livery was really surprised same cabin though from the trip reports I saw. Yeah with the A320 NEO delay or conversion to A321 NEO altogether I think the A7-AD series will stay a little longer.
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Old Dec 22, 16, 4:02 am
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Is that me the only one think QR has a fleet inconsistence issue need to be addressed?

Look at EK, they soon will only have 2 types of aircraft and minimal difference within each type (except the 2 class A380 and 3 class A380).

But QR, emm...there are simply too many types of aircrafts and too many sub fleet.

I think QR needs to address this issue by harmonising each types of aircraft. Maybe narrow the current fleet down to High-J A330/Low-J A330; High-J B777/Low-J B777 first. In fact, I think all A330 should be in one configuration only so that the fleet can be more flexible in dispatch.

Oh well, at least for passengers there is no equipment lottery yet. But it must be a nightmare for dispatchers.
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Old Dec 22, 16, 2:46 pm
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chongcao you raise a very valid point but there are differences both in maturity and policy of aircraft types.

Please remember that there are at least two different models of the A330 and EK claim they have four different B777 models https://www.emirates.com/dk/English/...our_fleet.aspx and QR two.

EK seem to be staying with the tried and tested whilst QR seem to be going for the latest technology and efficiency. The A350 and B787 are examples. An unfair and partly incorrect comparison but I use it to show the different ways of thinking about aircraft types by two airlines at different stages of development.

Oh well, at least for passengers there is no equipment lottery yet. But it must be a nightmare for dispatchers.
That is exactly what happened to QR this year due to very severe delays in deliveries of new aircraft.
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Old Dec 24, 16, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by remdk View Post
chongcao you raise a very valid point but there are differences both in maturity and policy of aircraft types.

Please remember that there are at least two different models of the A330 and EK claim they have four different B777 models https://www.emirates.com/dk/English/...our_fleet.aspx and QR two.

EK seem to be staying with the tried and tested whilst QR seem to be going for the latest technology and efficiency. The A350 and B787 are examples. An unfair and partly incorrect comparison but I use it to show the different ways of thinking about aircraft types by two airlines at different stages of development.

That is exactly what happened to QR this year due to very severe delays in deliveries of new aircraft.
You are quite right, except EK only has A380 and B777 left.

Among A380 there are 2 class and 3 class birds. Among 3 class bird there are few small differences but small enough to ignore if you need to substitute aircrafts (a difference of 28 Y seats but same number of J/F seats and no difference in seats design).

The B777 fleet is somewhat complicates.
The odd ball of B777-300: only 10 of them and they will be gone very soon, that would only leave EK with B777-200LR and B777-300ER.

There are 2 types of B777-300ER, with 8F or without F. But if you look at the B777-200LR and B777-300ER with F, the F/J numbers are exactly the same and the seats are the same. So they can offload few Y passengers if they needed to without affecting the F/J crowed. Plus the non-F birds have exactly 42 J seats like other B777s.

However, the story is entirely different in QR...
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Old Dec 24, 16, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by chongcao View Post
You are quite right, except EK only has A380 and B777 left.

Among A380 there are 2 class and 3 class birds. Among 3 class bird there are few small differences but small enough to ignore if you need to substitute aircrafts (a difference of 28 Y seats but same number of J/F seats and no difference in seats design).

The B777 fleet is somewhat complicates.
The odd ball of B777-300: only 10 of them and they will be gone very soon, that would only leave EK with B777-200LR and B777-300ER.

There are 2 types of B777-300ER, with 8F or without F. But if you look at the B777-200LR and B777-300ER with F, the F/J numbers are exactly the same and the seats are the same. So they can offload few Y passengers if they needed to without affecting the F/J crowed. Plus the non-F birds have exactly 42 J seats like other B777s.

However, the story is entirely different in QR...
Lets look at your examples of the 777 and A330. Most 77W and the 77L have the same amount of business class seats (42) and are in the same configuration in business. The 12 low-J 77W are necessary for certain markets, and a low-J subbing for a high-J 77W is very rare and usually happens only on certain markets.

All A330-200 are 24/236. Just a few years ago on the A332 alone you had 24/248, 24/236, 8/24/200, 12/24/192. All A333 except one which is leaving soon have the same configuration in business class with slight differences in economy in 3 of them due them being 3-class aircraft in the past.
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Old Dec 28, 16, 12:34 pm
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Thank you flying_pig for pointing out a problem with A320 usage.
There are only 9 longhaul A320 aircraft in the fleet at the moment which is totally inadequate to service all the longhaul destinations. So several longhaul destinations are serviced by shorthaul aircraft.

Which type is scheduled for your flight can sees on the seat map under Manage Booking. The Shorthaul Y cabin starts with Row 13 whereas Longhaul starts at row 14.
Can't see the Y section then I would suggest looking at the recent flight history of the destination on TheQatarsource.com where you can see flights, with aircraft registration number, for the last 4-5 weeks.

The longhaul registration numbers are A7-AHP to A7-AHY except A7-AHV which does not exist.

Since the biggest difference is in the J cabin remember that Longhaul have lie flat seats whilst all others have sloping seats.
Following on from this post (very useful, thank you!)....

I am looking at DUB - DOH - JRO in J cabin.

DUB - DOH is a 787 flatbed, no problems there.

DOH - JRO is a 320 with reclining seats. This is a 6hr flight, in J possibly mascarading as F, and they give you a reclining seat with a 50/50 chance of no personal IFE? That's crazy. Surely I am misunderstanding this?

Does any airline anywhere else in the world offer J class customers a reclining seat with no TV for 6 hour international flights?
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Old Dec 28, 16, 1:27 pm
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roussell your DOH-JRO will be in J. There is no F on that route.

QR is expanding at a frenetic rate and the supply of aircraft has been unable to keep up with the expansion. QR have at the moment too few suitable aircraft to meet demand so some older aircraft are being used- You are one of the unlucky passengers who get the older aircraft. Many other airlines are in the same situation.
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Old Dec 28, 16, 2:27 pm
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roussell your DOH-JRO will be in J. There is no F on that route.

QR is expanding at a frenetic rate and the supply of aircraft has been unable to keep up with the expansion. QR have at the moment too few suitable aircraft to meet demand so some older aircraft are being used- You are one of the unlucky passengers who get the older aircraft. Many other airlines are in the same situation.
That is hugely disappointing. This will be the first time I have flown in such a setup since the mid 2000s. In fact the only time I can even remember a flight longer than 4 hours without AVOD was CDG-GIG in Y on an old AF just after the 2009 crash. Very cheap flight, very old plane!

Do they offer iPads or similar to F class passengers to make up for the situation?
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