Old Mar 8, 17, 3:40 am
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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 19, 22, 7:57 pm
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I have never flew with Qatar airline before and I am looking to book 2 award tickets with AA miles for 2023. Not sure if this is a right place to ask my questions. If not, Mod, please move it to the right thread.

I hope some expert here help answering the following :

a) For the QR075 ( Boeing 777-ER300), from Male to Doha, is it a fully lie - flat seat.
b) For flight # QR0741 ( Airbus A350-1000) from Doha to LAX, is it a Q-suites flight or not.
I read the wiki section here and it does not listed QR741 as Q-suites flight. However, I check with Qatar 's agent and was told this flight has a closed Q-suites in business class. If anyone recently fly the route Doha -Los Angeles, please confirm it.
b) If the flight from Male to Doha has ~ 2 hrs waiting for connection , will that be enough make a connection flight, without worrying to miss a flight from Doha to US.
And will passenger with an award ticket is allowed to access a business lounge at Doha airport.
c) Please advise and thank you.

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Old Apr 19, 22, 10:46 pm
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For a QSuites flight booked with AA miles that has an equipment change, has anyone had success changing to a different QSuites flight or am I SOL since it wasn't booked through Qatar?
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Old Apr 19, 22, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by bmrisko
For a QSuites flight booked with AA miles that has an equipment change, has anyone had success changing to a different QSuites flight or am I SOL since it wasn't booked through Qatar?
You'd need award availability to switch AFAIK.
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Old Apr 19, 22, 11:10 pm
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Originally Posted by vnfilm1
I have never flew with Qatar airline before and I am looking to book 2 award tickets with AA miles for 2023. Not sure if this is a right place to ask my questions. If not, Mod, please move it to the right thread.

I hope some expert here help answering the following :

a) For the QR075 ( Boeing 777-ER300), from Male to Doha, is it a fully lie - flat seat.
b) For flight # QR0741 ( Airbus A350-1000) from Doha to LAX, is it a Q-suites flight or not.
I read the wiki section here and it does not listed QR741 as Q-suites flight. However, I check with Qatar 's agent and was told this flight has a closed Q-suites in business class. If anyone recently fly the route Doha -Los Angeles, please confirm it.
b) If the flight from Male to Doha has ~ 2 hrs waiting for connection , will that be enough make a connection flight, without worrying to miss a flight from Doha to US.
And will passenger with an award ticket is allowed to access a business lounge at Doha airport.
c) Please advise and thank you.
a) Yes it should be lie flat but could also be a QSuite. 777-300ER has several configurations. Easiest to see is when you make a booking and look at the seat map.
b) A350-1000 has Q-suites. That said equipment can always change.
b) 2 hours is generally enough, however delays happen. You would want to make sure both flights are on one booking. If there would be a delay the airline would manage the solution. If you are on separate tickets you will lose the connecting flight as a no show.

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Old Apr 19, 22, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Schwann
You'd need award availability to switch AFAIK.
Thanks, that's what I was afraid of. It's from CDG, so award availability is non-existent right now. Probably not worth my time and energy to even try and get things changed as I also have a lap infant ticket purchased through QR tied to the AA award.
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Old Apr 20, 22, 6:13 am
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Hi, I thought I'd share my experience rebooking after flights changed from Q Suite to standard business class (twice).

When changes occur there are 2 different emails that get sent out, one with the subject "Changes to your QatarAirways flight timings" and one with subject "Important: A change in Business Class on your flight".

The "flight timings" email can mean there has been an equipment change but does not make Qatar support teams aware of this. We tried contacting QR by email, phone and twitter to arrange changes and they were able to help with small changes (date/time) due to the flexible booking policy, but not any route changes. The support team could not confirm Q Suite change at this point despite route/seat map information.

30 days before the flight that had changed from Q Suite departs we received the second email with the subject "Important: A change in Business Class on your flight" that states in the email that Q Suite is not available on the booked flight. In this instance when contacting support they can see the flight changes and help further.

After a long phone call we were able to change to a destination airport in a different country with no fees to pay. For reference we booked P class.
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Old Apr 20, 22, 8:14 pm
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QR763 DOH-YUL yesterday — last-minute swap of Qsuites to our first experience of what is apparently called standard business class. It reminded me of flying in the 1990s. No notification or opportunity to change flights.
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Old Apr 21, 22, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by WoodlandCreature
QR763 DOH-YUL yesterday last-minute swap of Qsuites to our first experience of what is apparently called standard business class. It reminded me of flying in the 1990s. No notification or opportunity to change flights.
it seems these last minute switch of Qsuite is quite common. i am about to fly QR for the first time. had planned 3 flights out of 4 in Qsuites from Paris to Jakarta, and one B787 suite. Ended up with only one Qsuite and one old business 2-2-2. Was able to change dates to get 2 Qsuite segments but seeing these change happening last minute, i hope it does not happen to me as well.
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Old Apr 21, 22, 8:09 pm
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Hello,

I'm pretty new to Qatar Airways and also this would be my first business class experience. I tried to read a lot of posts in this thread from 2019 to 2022 but I still feel confused as I don't have enough background knowledge therefore would like to ask some questions.

1) I'm trying to book 2 award business tickets directly through Qatar Airways using Avios. In this case is there a way for me to find out what business code I would get?
2) Would award tickets booked directly through Qatar Airways still be eligible for the one time free change in case the equipment change happens? Reading posts in this thread, I think even if the equipment change occurs, I thought it would be smart to just wait until the last minute before trying to change my itinerary. What do you guys think?

I would really appreciate if anyone experienced could help me with these questions!
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Old Apr 21, 22, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by rnbwdsh
3 of us traveling. Would like two of us in center seats and 3rd in window next to us. I have enough points to book 1.5 flights. Would it make a difference whether I book all 3 flights through the chase portal vs 1 through chase portal and 2 on QR site? Thanks in advance!
Similar question. What did you end up doing?
I'm wanting to move Chase points to Avios for some Q suites booking. Need to book 4 tickets and I see at least 2 award tickets in biz class for one way. How would I book this? Also see a route where I can book 4 one ways using Avios and then pay cash on return. But I don't want to pay the one way fare rates when trying to mix and match award bookings though. Never booked Qatar before.
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Old Apr 22, 22, 9:02 am
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Im trying to make sure my family of 4 are in a Quad on the 777 but the seat map got me confused and then seat guru made it worse. Do rows 7 and 8 make a quad?
Is it better to book to couples in F and E and forget the quad?
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Old Apr 22, 22, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by betonic
Im trying to make sure my family of 4 are in a Quad on the 777 but the seat map got me confused and then seat guru made it worse. Do rows 7 and 8 make a quad?
Is it better to book to couples in F and E and forget the quad?
Seat Guru is worthless. I recommend ignoring it. Expert Flyer is an excellent tool for seat maps. Others on here prefer various other tools. At ay rate, the seat map should look something like this if your flight is Qsuite:



Seats 1EF and 2DG make up a quad, as do 3EF and 4DG, etc.
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Old Apr 22, 22, 4:16 pm
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Thanks!
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Old Apr 23, 22, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by anabolism
Seat Guru is worthless. I recommend ignoring it. Expert Flyer is an excellent tool for seat maps..
How's the Expert Flyer seating chart better than Seatguru's ? This is basically the same map offered to me on QR's website

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Old Apr 23, 22, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Virginia Emery
How's the Expert Flyer seating chart better than Seatguru's ?
SeatGuru uses stale data. Expert Flyer answers each query with the current data loaded in the GDS. What EF shows is what the airline has actually loaded.
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