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
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.

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 9, 22, 11:04 am
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I flew back from Bali last night, my first experience of the Q suite. My outbound had been on the A330, a narrow and rather uncomfortable seat but one I was still able to get 6 hours of rest in.

I had 1K and the 1:05am departure was way past my bed time so I was shattered.

My initial reaction was that this was a very claustrophobic space, but I came around to the privacy benefits when the door was closed, or rather when it would close. Rear facing seats appear to have a problem with keeping the door closed when climbing.





The seat however was simply uncomfortable and sleeping was a real struggle. It was not good and things went from bad to worse when almost 2 hours of turbulence bounced us around over Malaysia.

I only ate breakfast which was excellent ( French toast) and had some pink champagne when I boarded which my wife liked, but I thought was awful and left 3/4 of it.





The crew were just what you wanted on a overnight flight, engaging, efficient and quiet!

The flight arrived ahead of schedule and I went to Al Safwa as my connection to London was in F. Thatís another story.

As for Q suite, well for me the jury is still out. My flight may have had an old seat, whatever it wasnít comfortable, in sleep mode. The space grew on me but Iíd probably fly forward facing next time



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Old Aug 10, 22, 8:43 am
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Hi! I'm looking to experience the Q Suite for the first time in Jan '23 with QR 946 and QR 945 from DOH to SIN and back. I know it's still a long way to go but both flights have been marked to be flown with A350 and I've understood that many of those are currently (and most likely will be still in Jan) grounded. What's the chance of still getting a Q Suite with a 777 or the chance that the rest of the A350's will keep flying? Should I think something different / wait? Thanks for the help!

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Old Aug 10, 22, 8:56 am
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I was on QR946 in June and it was an A350-1000, so Q-Suites (as all of the -1000 are Q-Suites I believe). Absolutely lovely experience Think they aren't grounding the -1000s, just the -900s right?

Originally Posted by Akkku View Post
Hi! I'm looking to experience the Q Suite for the first time in Jan '23 with QR 946 and QR 945 from DOH to SIN and back. I know it's still a long way to go but both flights have been marked to be flown with A350 and I've understood that many of those are currently (and most likely will be still in Jan) grounded. What's the chance of still getting a Q Suite with a 777 or the chance that the rest of the A350's will keep flying? Should I think something different / wait? Thanks for the help!
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Old Aug 10, 22, 2:00 pm
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I booked QR744 (BOS - DOH) for Feb 2023 which is currently showing as non-Qsuites. However, all flights until Aug 31 are shown as Qsuites and then it suddenly switches to non-Qsuites from Sept. 1 onwards. Anyone know why that is and if there's a chance it may switch back to Qsuites?
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Old Aug 10, 22, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by najama2 View Post
I booked QR744 (BOS - DOH) for Feb 2023 which is currently showing as non-Qsuites. However, all flights until Aug 31 are shown as Qsuites and then it suddenly switches to non-Qsuites from Sept. 1 onwards. Anyone know why that is and if there's a chance it may switch back to Qsuites?
It's far too early to tell. You will know for sure once the aircraft leaves DOH
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Old Aug 11, 22, 3:16 pm
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QR727 leaving today just changed an hour or so ago from 2-2-2 to QSuite. Iíll celebrate once we actually board the plane in a few hours.
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Old Aug 12, 22, 1:13 am
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QR727 leaving today just changed an hour or so ago from 2-2-2 to QSuite. Iíll celebrate once we actually board the plane in a few hours.
What do they do with seat assignments? Try to keep the same seat numbers, assign seats randomly, or let pax find out and do it themselves?

A couple, for example, might take two on a side in a 2-2-2, but want two in the middle on a QSuite.
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Old Aug 12, 22, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
What do they do with seat assignments? Try to keep the same seat numbers, assign seats randomly, or let pax find out and do it themselves?

A couple, for example, might take two on a side in a 2-2-2, but want two in the middle on a QSuite.
I kept my same seat assignment 3F), but then moved. I expect that was because my original seat matched up with a Q suite. Other seat assignments would have to be moved to accommodate.

No complaints, because I was able to get an ďAĒ suite closest to the window.
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Old Aug 12, 22, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by parkcy07 View Post
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
We had the same thing happen on QR727 DOH-PHL. Looking forward to hearing your outcome. Our flight is in Mid-Oct.
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Old Aug 15, 22, 10:23 pm
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Just booked a long way out on QR807 NRT to DOH. Currently it's 2-2-2 / non-QSuite. Not booked until June 2023 so hopefully it changes by then.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 9:43 am
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How did you see availability? Currently not seeing anything on American or British Airways searches.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by zachfisch View Post
How did you see availability? Currently not seeing anything on American or British Airways searches.
It showed on BA and I called AA to book. While you cannot see it online on AA, agents can.
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Old Aug 18, 22, 5:18 am
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Looks like ICN might be getting the cut, or I just got unlucky in my booking.

My Sep 11 DOH-ICN QR858 is showing QSuites, but the return Sept 25 QR859 is the 2-2-2 layout on 777W. It used to both be Qsuites up to... earlier this week I wanna say?
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Old Aug 18, 22, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by BCasc View Post
We had the same thing happen on QR727 DOH-PHL. Looking forward to hearing your outcome. Our flight is in Mid-Oct.
Recently took both legs from MNL-JFK. Was able to reach an agent that was kind enough to confirm the equipment change with her supervisor and quickly change the itinerary to a Qsuite-equipped one. I'd have to say that calling multiple times to find the right agent willing to help sort out the problem is the hardest challenge.
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Old Aug 18, 22, 2:09 pm
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Hi everyone,

I have an upcoming Qsuite trip from CPT-DOH-ATL. Currently the seat maps reflect Qsuite but with everything going on at Qatar Airways, I am concerned for an equipment swap. My booking was done via Cathay Pacific Asia Miles as an award booking on Qatar metal. Does anyone know, regarding the Qatar one time change policy(based on equipment swap), if I contact Qatar Airways, would they allow the change to a Qsuites equipped plane?

I see many people posting about Qatar allowing the change but I have no idea whether these people have paid revenue tickets or award based tickets. If someone out there was able to change based on an award ticket, do you know if they allowed you to change to a different route(say DFW or IAH) as they constantly have the Qsuite product?

Thank you,
Ryan
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