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Qatar have confirmed the presence of a policy whereby if a customer booked a QSuites flight and subsequently gets an aircraft type swap can you request travel on an alternative flight, subject to availability, see post #2709 Previously this included change of routing, now it only includes changing the date on the same routing. QR issued tickets only!
Qatar Airways confirms new business class seat

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
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.

38/48 77W: 79%
10/38 359: 26%
7/9 77L: 78%
19/19 351: 100%

77W aircraft fitted with Qsuites (A7-BEA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/Q/R/S/T/U/V/W/X, BA​​​​​​C,E,F,G,I,M,O,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z)
35Xs delivered since Q1 2018 are fitted with Qsuites.
At least 10x 359 (A7-ALY, Z,AME,F,G,H,I,J,K,L) 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
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-baz
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bea
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bao
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bac
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bat
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bae
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bai
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bau
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bay
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-beh
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bec

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
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-amk
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-aml

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
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ani
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-anj
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ann












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Old Apr 29, 2019, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by anabolism
Sorry for being unclear. When the FA comes by during boarding (or shortly after takeoff) to ask what I'd like for my main and what I'd like to drink before and with the meal, at that time I say when I want the main meal, also on longer flights I pre-order a second meal and ask that it be served two hours before landing. I generally ask for a sleeper suit and mattress pad during the initial welcome onboard by an FA.
No worries thanks for that It sounds like a good plan!
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Old Apr 29, 2019, 10:17 pm
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(I meant "pre-order" only in the sense of ordering well before I want to eat it. QR does offer true pre-orde, but only for some flights out of DOH, via the booking management tab on the QR web site.)
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Old Apr 29, 2019, 10:25 pm
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So I experienced the Q-Suite for the first time on QR830 overnight (DOH-BKK).

Overall, the concept is good, but let down by some of the execution, some of the flimsy plastic surround was poorly fitted and the laminate despite no doubt being not that old was already chipped. I found the seat particularly uncomflrtar in the semi-recumbent position and laid flat I touched both ends (and Im not particularly tall). The space in the storage that is shown on the video to be used for a mobile phone- wouldnt fit my iPhone with a cover on it. On the plus side, obviously it does feel more private and you can lie on your side (I tend to sleep on my side which you cant do in many of QRs lower leg coffins). Obviously it really comes to its own if travelling with family.

So in summary I like the concept, but wish theyd put a little more effort in the testing ergonomics and testing.
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Old Apr 30, 2019, 5:02 am
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My only negative on the QSuite is that in bed mode there's a ridge/bump in the seat across the hips on both the 777 and A350. I do find that I can move myself reasonably easily to avoid it being uncomfortable. I am 5'8".

Edit to add: also note the WCax ratio is not as good as F. I had one time towards the end of a flight where I had to wait a good five minutes for my turn in a 46 seat config. Having said that, the bathrooms on average are very significantly larger than what you'd find in many F.cabins.

I haven't found any problem with the amount of storage space, or storing my iPhone Xs max away.

The level of personal attention is top notch whether you're in QSuites or not, it's a level that I put equivalent to many carriers' First offering, and something I wasn't expecting from a Business class. For me this is a key differentiator. I have never found I needed to use the call button: the odd occasion I was tempted, as if by magic the FA appears anyway.

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Old Apr 30, 2019, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by navylad
well I certainly would describe this as top notch


Eh? Someone pulling at a small panel so it comes slightly loose is it?

You can criticise QR for a lot of things, but I'm not sure quality of general cabin fit-out is one of them. QR have absolutely one of the highest quality control standards of any airline on the planet for interior quality, they routinely reject frames that other airlines would be happy to accept. It delayed the launch of the A350 into commercial service because QR sent it back as not adequate.

Let's compare Qsuites quality control to BA's most recent cabin roll-out, shall we (789 F)? My first flight in BA 789 F on a plane that was about a month old had peeling leather finish, a tray table that was broken so wouldn't lock into the close position and slid open on takeoff, a light that didn't work and had been taped over and a very angry gentleman in 2A which wouldn't recline (thank God I chose 2K). The state of the interiors certainly haven't got better in the subsequent two years.

Howard Long was also talking about the level of personal attention and service with 'top notch', not the panels on the seat.
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Old Apr 30, 2019, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation
QR have absolutely one of the highest quality control standards of any airline on the planet for interior quality, they routinely reject frames that other airlines would be happy to accept. It delayed the launch of the A350 into commercial service because QR sent it back as not adequate.
I happened to read an article a few days ago regarding Boeing 787s from the South Carolina plant being delivered to various customers with debris inside, which noted that QR only accepts 787s from the Washington plant, not the South Carolina one.

Originally Posted by lost_in_translation
Let's compare Qsuites quality control to BA's most recent cabin roll-out, shall we (789 F)? My first flight in BA 789 F on a plane that was about a month old had peeling leather finish, a tray table that was broken so wouldn't lock into the close position and slid open on takeoff, a light that didn't work and had been taped over and a very angry gentleman in 2A which wouldn't recline (thank God I chose 2K). The state of the interiors certainly haven't got better in the subsequent two years.
That sounds bad. I have my first BA 787 F flight this summer.
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Old May 1, 2019, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by anabolism
I happened to read an article a few days ago regarding Boeing 787s from the South Carolina plant being delivered to various customers with debris inside, which noted that QR only accepts 787s from the Washington plant, not the South Carolina one.

That sounds bad. I have my first BA 787 F flight this summer.
I've been in BA 789's that were perfectly fine since so it's luck of the draw, you hopefully will be fine. That was also the only flight with a broken seat which hopefully is an issue they've resolved since. They've almost all had the issue where some of the leather trim on the console was peeling, although clearly not a major thing.
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Old May 2, 2019, 12:29 am
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Old May 3, 2019, 3:47 pm
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Hi all,

I just splashed out for 2 people ARN-SIN in business because we really wanted to experience Q suites, we specifically booked all the flight numbers that the QR website said had Q suites but only 1 out of 4 seat maps is showing Q-suite config...Is this just really bad luck?
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Old May 3, 2019, 4:47 pm
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It's fairly normal for ARN flights, which are operated by 787s to be non-qsuites, as there are currently no 787s with QSuites.

But it is fairly normal for Singapore flights to be operated by the A350-1000s which are with one exception I think all Qsuites, but there there are some swaps to A350-900s. You are unlucky to not get the QSuite on both SIN sectors bit it might yet change.
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Old May 3, 2019, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by seantheman
Hi all,

I just splashed out for 2 people ARN-SIN in business because we really wanted to experience Q suites, we specifically booked all the flight numbers that the QR website said had Q suites but only 1 out of 4 seat maps is showing Q-suite config...Is this just really bad luck?
You could consider checking the seat maps before booking. Then again, aircraft swaps are QR's trademark so whatever seat map you see now doesn't say all that much about what you'll get in the end. Just wait and pray !
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Old May 4, 2019, 6:12 am
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Not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere in this long thread (sorry in advance if this is the case). As B777’s often have window seats that actually lack a window and I like a window seat, are there seats that I should avoid? At the moment I have suites 8A and 5A. Usually seatguru will mention if a window seat actually doesn’t have a window but it isn’t mentioned for QR’s Qsuites in their 777’s.
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Old May 4, 2019, 1:52 pm
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Looks like Qsuite for QR830/831 DOH-BKK has gone.....
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Old May 4, 2019, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by soonyeap
Looks like Qsuite for QR830/831 DOH-BKK has gone.....
What dates are you looking at? Just had a look in May and some dates both QR830 and QR832 are Qsuites and some dates just QR830.
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Old May 4, 2019, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation
What dates are you looking at? Just had a look in May and some dates both QR830 and QR832 are Qsuites and some dates just QR830.
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