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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 Mar 11, 2017, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by remdk
florens thanks for your suggestions. I have already considered just that type of information but at the moment there is no need for it.
The retrofit plan is very uncertain at the moment. The only facts known are that the 34 existing 773s will be retrofitted first. After that it will be the turn of the 13 A350s and the 9 B772s but the order is as yet unknown.

The timing is not right either because retrofitting is expected to start in June.
To start with just one aircraft a month will be retrofitted and then increase to 2-3 per month. Even that plan may not be kept to. There are 19 months June 2017 to December 2018 and more than 56* aircraft to be retrofitted. The aircraft will have to be taken out of service for the retrofit and while many retrofits can be planned to fit with the regular maintenance schedules there will be some which do not fit.

One piece of good news is that all new deliveries are supposed to have the new seats fitted on delivery.

As to the A380s and B787s it has been suggested here that the cabin geometry precludes use of the new seats. And of course it will be impossible to retrofit any narrow bodied aircraft. The A330s andA340s are unlikely to be fitted with the new seats due to their age. So much for 'Fleetwide' installation!

All the above, whilst based on some confirmed facts, is really conjecture and as such not particularly reliable.

* the numbers of aircraft are the number 'in fleet' as of 1st. January 2017 as stated on http://www.qatarairways.com/dk/en/our-fleet.page. There have been several deliveries since then.

When there is factual information available it will be placed in the Wiki.
Alright, thanks!
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Old Mar 11, 2017, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by Gregoire Dumas
Thanks for the information. QR has 4 A350 in Toulouse that should be delivered starting next month, does that mean they will have the QSuite?

If that is the case then it will be available before June and the first 77W...
Gregoire Dumas welcome to the QR forum at this exciting time.

New deliveries are supposed to be fitted with the new QSuites. We will have to wait and see if they do actually have them.

In expectation of them being fitted with QSuites on delivery then yes they will appear on some A350 flights before the B773 flights.
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Old Mar 11, 2017, 11:31 am
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joeu1998 the best place to see deliveries as they happen is http://www.theqatarsource.com/.
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Old Mar 13, 2017, 5:22 am
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I'm off to CPT in October/November and note that I have been scheduled a 77W and A359. Now, assuming that these are the frames that I'll fly on, I reckon I'll have a chance!
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Old Mar 16, 2017, 3:20 am
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I wonder if they'll have mattresses on the seats and if so where they would store them. I thought I heard an American blogger mention something about a soft mattress but don't recall seeing any in the videos.

Might try the AKL-DOH direct once the Q suites are fitted.
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Old Mar 20, 2017, 3:38 pm
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A video from CNBC showing more of the functionality of the seat (including arm rest/storage) and the new bedding.

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000601241
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Old Mar 25, 2017, 5:00 pm
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First routes for the QSuite:

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea....suites-leaked/

London, then Paris, New York, Tokyo and, finally, So Paulo.
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Old Mar 25, 2017, 10:49 pm
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London, then Paris, New York, Tokyo and, finally, So Paulo.
Not what I had hoped for personally, but I can see that it likely makes sense from QR's perspective.
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Old Mar 25, 2017, 11:00 pm
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I'm still in with a chance, I have a LHR-DOH booking on the 777ER flight on 11th Jul
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Tokyo seems odd. Isn't Tokyo served by A350 and 77L, whereas the first aircrafts to receive the Q Suite are supposed to be 77W?
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Old Mar 26, 2017, 6:38 am
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WorldLux just because the 773s will be the first aircraft in the QR fleet to be retrofitted does not mean that they will be the first operational aircraft to have the new seat. New deliveries are supposed to be delivered with the new seats. Thus there should be a number of A350s with the new seat before retrofitting even starts.
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Old Mar 26, 2017, 10:55 am
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Well according to routes online there's this:

Doha – Tokyo Haneda eff 01JUL17 A350-900XWB replaces 787-8, 1 daily

So I guess this route will have a couple of the brand new A350 on it (currently in TLS doing cabin fit) in rotation with the other routes?
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Old Mar 26, 2017, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by justatourist
Doha Tokyo Haneda eff 01JUL17 A350-900XWB replaces 787-8, 1 daily
The current seat map shows the "old" configuration. And given, that they may just transfer "old" A350s from other routes on which they'll use the Q Suite A350s .
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The current seat map shows the "old" configuration. And given, that they may just transfer "old" A350s from other routes on which they'll use the Q Suite A350s .
Gosh, if that is the case, there is going to be a whole bunch of speculation on the Sake thread as to if and when the Q suites might or might not materialise.
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Old Mar 26, 2017, 3:20 pm
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Wait, the drama can be even better if QR puts a brand new A359 with the Q Suites on rotation with other 350s that don't have them
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