Old Mar 8, 17, 4:40 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
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 cant 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.

36/48 77W: 75%
10/38 359: 26%
7/9 77L: 78%
14/14 351: 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,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 Aug 5, 22, 10:14 am
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Is there a way to check whether previous flights on routing were qsuite?
For example doh akl bigger chance of qsuite because of long route?
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Old Aug 5, 22, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by mikelat View Post
Ugh. We're travelling as a family of 3 and had a quad setup where up until now there was no one seated in the 4th spot. Looks like they just put someone there even though there are still 7 other seats unassigned on our flight. We were hoping we'd get luck and have use of that spare 4th seat. oh well, at least its still Q suites.
It's probably blocked, not occupied. Check EF (free account, "seat alert").
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Old Aug 5, 22, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by daruda View Post
Is there a way to check whether previous flights on routing were qsuite?
For example doh akl bigger chance of qsuite because of long route?
If you have a paid subscription to flight Aware to all the previous flights for a specific flight #. It will also show you the registration, which you can then you can compare it in the wiki.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
It's probably blocked, not occupied. Check EF (free account, "seat alert").
I did check EF. it was marked as blocked (shows X in seatmap on EF) for a long time but then yesterday changed to show solid blue indicating it's assigned now.

Seatmap now shows all but 2 seats occupied. 1 A & B are marked blocked. EF Availability shows J0 so looks like full load.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelat View Post
I did check EF. it was marked as blocked (shows X in seatmap on EF) for a long time but then yesterday changed to show solid blue indicating it's assigned now.

Seatmap now shows all but 2 seats occupied. 1 A & B are marked blocked. EF Availability shows J0 so looks like full load.
Ah, too bad. I have not seen it, but I believe they can set up the partitions to make it a triple, i.e. it doesn't have to be either a double or quad.

My ORD-DOH flight this weekend is non-QSuite, but there is a silver lining---very likely an empty seat next to me. J9 C9 D9 I9. No op-ups to fear either: Y9 B9 H9...
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Old Aug 8, 22, 7:52 am
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Hi guys! I am seeking your advice regarding my flight. I originally booked a flight from MNL-DOH-JFK with both legs in Qsuite, but just found out on expertflyer that my MNL-DOH leg (QR 935) changed to a regular 2-2-2 business class. I tried calling but the agents were not helpful and wanted to charge a fare difference to change to a qsuite flight (apparently because I haven't received an email about the aircraft change). Should l just wait to see if my original flight would revert back to Qsuite or should I push for a change to a Qsuite-equipped flight? My flight is on the 16th of August so I still have time to wait. If any of you have experienced the same, I would like to hear about your experience on how to go about this situation. And also the agents were saying that they cannot change just the MNL-DOH sector of the flight but the whole leg to JFK has to change as well. Is this true or is the agent just not aware of changing one leg of the flight?
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Old Aug 8, 22, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by parkcy07 View Post
Hi guys! I am seeking your advice regarding my flight. I originally booked a flight from MNL-DOH-JFK with both legs in Qsuite, but just found out on expertflyer that my MNL-DOH leg (QR 935) changed to a regular 2-2-2 business class. I tried calling but the agents were not helpful and wanted to charge a fare difference to change to a qsuite flight (apparently because I haven't received an email about the aircraft change). Should l just wait to see if my original flight would revert back to Qsuite or should I push for a change to a Qsuite-equipped flight? My flight is on the 16th of August so I still have time to wait. If any of you have experienced the same, I would like to hear about your experience on how to go about this situation. And also the agents were saying that they cannot change just the MNL-DOH sector of the flight but the whole leg to JFK has to change as well. Is this true or is the agent just not aware of changing one leg of the flight?
They cannot charge you fare difference for Qsuite equipment. I rebooked 2 days ago without a problem. Try calling multiple times. Im booked on QR935 as well, what date are you flying???
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Old Aug 8, 22, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by fridgy View Post
They cannot charge you fare difference for Qsuite equipment. I rebooked 2 days ago without a problem. Try calling multiple times. Im booked on QR935 as well, what date are you flying???
My flight is on August 16. Can I ask what number you called?
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Old Aug 8, 22, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by parkcy07 View Post
My flight is on August 16. Can I ask what number you called?
their QR CZ number, connected to DOH, just make sure the agent knows what Qsuite means and that you are entitled for free change under Qsuite waiver called "INVOL REROUTE D/T QSUITE ACFT CHNG" - this was mentioned in my new eticket
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Old Aug 8, 22, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by parkcy07 View Post
Hi guys! I am seeking your advice regarding my flight. I originally booked a flight from MNL-DOH-JFK with both legs in Qsuite, but just found out on expertflyer that my MNL-DOH leg (QR 935) changed to a regular 2-2-2 business class. I tried calling but the agents were not helpful and wanted to charge a fare difference to change to a qsuite flight (apparently because I haven't received an email about the aircraft change). Should l just wait to see if my original flight would revert back to Qsuite or should I push for a change to a Qsuite-equipped flight? My flight is on the 16th of August so I still have time to wait. If any of you have experienced the same, I would like to hear about your experience on how to go about this situation. And also the agents were saying that they cannot change just the MNL-DOH sector of the flight but the whole leg to JFK has to change as well. Is this true or is the agent just not aware of changing one leg of the flight?
They can email/call/ask someone in a back office for confirmation that it changed. At least that was my experience last time I had the same issue when I hadn't received the email.
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Old Aug 8, 22, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by flayum View Post
Is there an event going on in Qatar during Mid-Late July 2023? Looking through BA for DOH-XXX business awards, I can see sporadic~plentiful availability on nearly all QSuites routes up until July 6th '23, but then literally everything goes dark afterwards for at least 2 weeks.
Following up on this now after a couple of days, I still don't see any biz availability for DOH to anywhere after July 6th using BA's search. Many have biz available on 6th and earlier and almost all have economy available. Not sure if this will change with time, but might be useful for those planning edge-of-schedule awards.

For completeness, I checked July 6-8 2023 for 2 pax from DOH to the following destinations: all North America (LAX, SFO, SEA, IAH, DFW, ORD, BOS, JFK, IAD, MIA), some EU (FRA, CDG, LHR), some Asia (NRT, ICN, SIN), and GRU.
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Old Aug 8, 22, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by fridgy View Post
their QR CZ number, connected to DOH, just make sure the agent knows what Qsuite means and that you are entitled for free change under Qsuite waiver called "INVOL REROUTE D/T QSUITE ACFT CHNG" - this was mentioned in my new eticket
Thanks for the info! Will try again to call them and sort out this issue. Also, was your flight only from MNL-DOH, or did you have a connecting flight afterward in a qsuite as well?
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Old Aug 8, 22, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Schwann View Post
They can email/call/ask someone in a back office for confirmation that it changed. At least that was my experience last time I had the same issue when I hadn't received the email.
Will definitely tell them to ask their supervisor to confirm that the change was made. I never expected Qatar's customer service to be a hit or miss.... Quite contrary to their on board service
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Old Aug 8, 22, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by flayum View Post
Following up on this now after a couple of days, I still don't see any biz availability for DOH to anywhere after July 6th using BA's search. Many have biz available on 6th and earlier and almost all have economy available. Not sure if this will change with time, but might be useful for those planning edge-of-schedule awards.

For completeness, I checked July 6-8 2023 for 2 pax from DOH to the following destinations: all North America (LAX, SFO, SEA, IAH, DFW, ORD, BOS, JFK, IAD, MIA), some EU (FRA, CDG, LHR), some Asia (NRT, ICN, SIN), and GRU.
I too noticed the same thing, tried searching (through both BA and QR) for mid/late July and am not seeing any availability for DOH-USA. If QR inventory doesn't pop up, need to work on some creative routings
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Old Aug 8, 22, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by lkmsdfo344e View Post
I too noticed the same thing, tried searching (through both BA and QR) for mid/late July and am not seeing any availability to DOH-USA. If QR inventory doesn't pop up, need to work on some creative routings
Someone on reddit helpfully told me they booked something during the July 6~8th using Asia Miles about a week ago, but that availability seems gone now
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