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Qatar Airways confirms new business class seat

It will (eventually) be across the fleet in B777s and A350s. There will be a new seat development for the B787s as this new seat canít fit in the 787.

A video of the new Q Suite can be seen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yhZDsctiZg

Photos of the new Q Suite can be seen here - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28007634-post109.html

From TGFlyerGirl:
there are some quite complex rules entries around seat selection - but in essence, solo travellers as a guideline won't be assigned QUADS (they are blocked off), and it's generally for 3/4 pax families. Once a QUAD has been broken up (out of necessity - for example with a couple in the E/F seats), then the rest of the quad is unlocked and can be filled with individual travellers.

They've also made 1A/2B last offered to allow airport flexibility to handle last minute requests. The other 18 windows and aisles are free for reservation as per the normal process.

The bassinet position is 11B/J (77W) and 8B/J (A359), reduced mobility seats are 2/4/6/9 B and J.

All A/E/F/K's are backward facing, all B,D,G,J's are forward facing. Total 20 Forward/22 Backward.

Capacity:
77W: J42/Y312
High density 77W: J24/Y388
77L: J42/Y230 (probably going 3-4-3 in Y, from 217)
35K: J46/Y281
359: J36/Y247

Which routes have Qsuites?
Details and changes can be found in the various recent threads.

As to other routes NO ONE KNOWS!

I repeat NO ONE KNOWS!! so do not ask!

What aircraft are fitted with Qsuites?
Updated information as to which aircraft are fitted with Qsuites is in the Wiki in the The Complete Guide to the Qatar Airways Fleet thread.

25/48 77W: 52%
8/32 359: 25%
7/9 77L: 78%
8/8 351: 100%

77W aircraft fitted with Qsuites (A7-BEB/D/E/F/G/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/Q/R/S/T/U/V/W, BAF,G,M,X)
35Xs delivered since Q1 2018 are fitted with Qsuites.
At least 8x 359 (A7-ALY, Z,AME,F,G,H,I,J) have Q-Suites
At least 7x 77L (A7-BBA,B,C,D,E,G,I) have QSuites

tracking list (77W).
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bed
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bek
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bel
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bem
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ben
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-beo
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bep
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-beq
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ber
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bes
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-beu
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bev
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bet
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bew
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-baf
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bex
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bee
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-beb
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bef
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bax
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bag
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-beg
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bei
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bam
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bej

tracking list (77L)
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bba
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bbg
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bbb
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bbi
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bbe
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bbc
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bbd

tracking list (359).
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-aly
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-alz
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ame
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-amf
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-amg
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-amh
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ami
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-amj

tracking list (35K)
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ana
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-anb
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-anc
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-and
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ane
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-anf
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ang
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-anh
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by lall View Post
Also, the DOH-JFK leg was 14 hrs non stop, and Qatar did not provide any mattress, so it was quite uncomfortable to sleep for such a long time. Since BA and Emirates do provide a mattress, I will choose them anytime over Qatar for such a long flight.
I've been given mattress pads on long-haul Qsuite flights. (When I've been in J on flights that don't provide pads, such as AA (AA only has pads in J on HKG, SYD, and AKL), I use my blanket as a pad. If my seat has air jets, I also ask for an extra blanket, so I can open the jets to cool down my seat area and sleep under a blanket. If I do not have air jets, I do not sleep under a blanket anyway.)
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Originally Posted by lall View Post
Also, the DOH-JFK leg was 14 hrs non stop, and Qatar did not provide any mattress, so it was quite uncomfortable to sleep for such a long time. Since BA and Emirates do provide a mattress, I will choose them anytime over Qatar for such a long flight.
Qatar do provide "mattress pads" on most red-eyes exceeding 8 hours. In fact I even had it on a short red-eye between SIN and DOH. Sometimes you'll be proactively offered them, other times you need to specifically request for them, but what's for sure is that they are there.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by callmedtop View Post
A big overnight change to DOH-SIN; my May flight which went from A351 to A359 (w/o QSuites) a few weeks back is now back on the A351. It looks like a lot of flights in May shifted around a bit; still a bunch of 359's, but less then there were a few days ago.
I this perhaps "resetting" the logical inbound/outbound pairings? We were on QR947 on Monday and it was clear that turning the 35K round in ~80minutes was an absurdly rushed process for the CC [and I presume any cleaning too]. Meanwhile, there was a 359 cooling its heels for 8 or 9 hours.

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Originally Posted by etiene View Post
I this perhaps "resetting" the logical inbound/outbound pairings? We were on QR947 on Monday and it was clear that turning the 35K round in ~80minutes was an absurdly rushed process for the CC [and I presume any cleaning too]. Meanwhile, there was a 359 cooling its heels for 8 or 9 hours.
Even worse is the turn around for QR704 JFK-DOH <> QR944 DOH-SIN which is 55mins...if the planes are running on time. Given that 944 is then used for 947 when it lands in SIN, this has a flow on effect. 2 flights of 947 this week on the new schedule have been significantly delayed.

I doubt they will change the new pairings though as the reason 945/946 are paired is reported to be so QR can shuffle A350s through SIN for maintanence checks (hence the long time on the ground).
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Old Apr 3, 19, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by callmedtop View Post
A big overnight change to DOH-SIN; my May flight which went from A351 to A359 (w/o QSuites) a few weeks back is now back on the A351. It looks like a lot of flights in May shifted around a bit; still a bunch of 359's, but less then there were a few days ago.
All SIN-DOH equipment has been all Qsuite in May for a few weeks now. See the table in this blog post:

Mainly Miles - QR Postpones plans to make SIN all QSuite route

A spattering of non Q suite A359s in April for 942/943 and 944/947, then 943/947 is non Qsuite 01 June - mid July.
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Originally Posted by manucanuck View Post

apparently all 815/816/817/818 are all QSuite config. My qr815/0325 was a QSuite when I booked, 2 weeks prior to flying out they changed it to a old J, then 5 days prior to flying out resumed to a QSuite config
Just booked QR816/QR817 in June and itís Q-suite. I only know QRís old 2-2-2 triple-7 layout and I like it a lot so Iím curious how Q-suite will be.
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Just booked QR816/QR817 in June and itís Q-suite. I only know QRís old 2-2-2 triple-7 layout and I like it a lot so Iím curious how Q-suite will be.
canít go back! Ha!
Never been on a 777 2-2-2 config but I reckon itís similar to 330 2-2-2? It was one of the better Js comparing to major airlines out there, try their 787 or 359 1-2-1 next, itís another amazing cabin.
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Old Apr 5, 19, 2:33 am
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Qsuite A350 DOH-ARN April 3, 2019


Quad suite on A350 DOH-ARN APril 3, 2019


After having a last minute aircraft change 2 weeks ago on the DOH-SIN flight, we finally got the chance to try the Qsuite. Last Tuesday HKG-DOH on the B777 and yesterday DOH-ARN on the A350. Really impressive. The absence of overhead bins above the middle suites on the A350 definitely makes it spacious. The load was very light yesterday to ARN so I asked the FA if it was possible to see the quad suite as the third seat on our flight from HKG-DOH was occupied. We were really impressed. Definitely First in Business
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The absence of overhead bins above the middle suites on the A350 definitely makes it spacious.
It gives the cabin a very open look, yes, but the downside is no overhead bins, and no air nozzles for the middle seats. My spouse and I fly in the middle seats and we're always sweltering on Airbus. The 777 has air nozzles and is delightful.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by manucanuck View Post

canít go back! Ha!
Never been on a 777 2-2-2 config but I reckon itís similar to 330 2-2-2? It was one of the better Js comparing to major airlines out there, try their 787 or 359 1-2-1 next, itís another amazing cabin.
The 777 2-2-2 are very spacious (same number of seats as Qsuites). Much better than the A330.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 8:53 pm
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The 777 2-2-2 are very spacious (same number of seats as Qsuites). Much better than the A330.
I'm glad to hear it! I'm flying KGL-DOH-LAX-DEN in a few weeks on my way back from a business trip (only available J award on the entire routing was the exact day I needed to leave -- thanks QR!).

My previous best J experience was LHR-LAX on American's 77W which was very nice. For this routing KGL-DOH is a 787, which I'm guessing will feel similar to the AA plane -- with hopefully a better soft product.

DOH-LAX is typically a QSuite 77L, but on my particular flight is an old config 77W. I'm a bit surprised they can fly that, as my understanding is that route is at the very edge of the 77W's certified range, but it clearly can be done as they just used it for yesterday's flight as well.

I'll be happy if we get a last minute equipment swap, but not holding out hope. How good is the old business setup in your experience? I know the hard product will be a step down from the preceeding 787 flight, but I'd imagine the soft product is still excellent on the 16 hour haul?
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Old Apr 7, 19, 2:14 am
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I'm glad to hear it! I'm flying KGL-DOH-LAX-DEN in a few weeks on my way back from a business trip (only available J award on the entire routing was the exact day I needed to leave -- thanks QR!).

My previous best J experience was LHR-LAX on American's 77W which was very nice. For this routing KGL-DOH is a 787, which I'm guessing will feel similar to the AA plane -- with hopefully a better soft product.

DOH-LAX is typically a QSuite 77L, but on my particular flight is an old config 77W. I'm a bit surprised they can fly that, as my understanding is that route is at the very edge of the 77W's certified range, but it clearly can be done as they just used it for yesterday's flight as well.

I'll be happy if we get a last minute equipment swap, but not holding out hope. How good is the old business setup in your experience? I know the hard product will be a step down from the preceeding 787 flight, but I'd imagine the soft product is still excellent on the 16 hour haul?
I genuinely wouldnít be too concerned with the 77W old style business class seats since they are still very comfortable to sleep on. We did those seats on the ultra long haul DOH-AKL and we had no issues since you actually have more space than the 787 seats due to no cubby hole to put your foot in. Just choose a middle seat if travelling alone since nobody will be climbing over you.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 2:28 am
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I genuinely wouldnít be too concerned with the 77W old style business class seats since they are still very comfortable to sleep on. We did those seats on the ultra long haul DOH-AKL and we had no issues since you actually have more space than the 787 seats due to no cubby hole to put your foot in. Just choose a middle seat if travelling alone since nobody will be climbing over you.
Great, thanks. I'm a hardcore window-seat fan, and with the unique typography of this daytime flight it may be hard to give that up. I do have long legs though, so imagine I can step over my seatmate without too much trouble.
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Great, thanks. I'm a hardcore window-seat fan, and with the unique typography of this daytime flight it may be hard to give that up. I do have long legs though, so imagine I can step over my seatmate without too much trouble.
Am with you on the hard core window seat since I am pretty much the same. There is a actually plenty of space to climb over someone if you are in a window seat. I am just over 5 foot 10 and I can do it easily. Easier than BA seats! If you can get row 1, it is even easier.
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It gives the cabin a very open look, yes, but the downside is no overhead bins, and no air nozzles for the middle seats. My spouse and I fly in the middle seats and we're always sweltering on Airbus. The 777 has air nozzles and is delightful.
My BLR-DOH was downgraded from Qsuites to the old 777 2-2-2. I am seated in the middle currently. Do they have air nozzles in the middle or only on the side seats on the old configuration?
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