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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 Aug 10, 2023, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by richardcrow
Does anyone have any experience with this and can help?

I booked an award flight from Male to Seattle with Qatar Airways, with a layover in Doha for 85,000 Avios. The issue is that they changed the flight from Male to Doha to much later time, effectively cutting in half the time of my layover, and therefore I cannot spend as much time in the Al Safwa First Lounge with my potential purchased access. My plan is to cancel my whole flight (the only option is the cancel overall Male to Seattle, and cannot cancel only the Male to Doha portion) and rebook the Male to Doha portion in first class.

Here is my question...what are the chances of the Doha to Seattle saver award seat showing up again so I can book it (70,000 Avios)? Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it worth the risk?
I am not sure about British Airways, but there has been basically zero inventory from anything for mileage awards in business class to the US on American Airlines (operated by Qatar Airlines), starting several weeks ago. It is my understanding that these awards somewhat track availability on BA, and BA is also not showing availability. I just checked, and there is not a single business/first award ticket on AA (operated by QR) from MLE-DOH-SEA between now and the end of American's 331 day booking window. (Checking on BA takes longer )

IMHO, I would not mess with that ticket.
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Old Aug 10, 2023, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by WannaTheater
I am not sure about British Airways, but there has been basically zero inventory from anything for mileage awards in business class to the US on American Airlines (operated by Qatar Airlines), starting several weeks ago. It is my understanding that these awards somewhat track availability on BA, and BA is also not showing availability. I just checked, and there is not a single business/first award ticket on AA (operated by QR) from MLE-DOH-SEA between now and the end of American's 331 day booking window. (Checking on BA takes longer )

IMHO, I would not mess with that ticket.
I booked this ticket with Qatar points. I just linked by BA account with Qatar, so I booked it with Qatar. And this is a Qatar flight.
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Old Aug 10, 2023, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by richardcrow
I booked this ticket with Qatar points. I just linked by BA account with Qatar, so I booked it with Qatar. And this is a Qatar flight.
When a reward booking is cancelled, the observed behaviours on the forum have been

The redemption ticket is
  • returned to inventory promptly
  • returned to inventory after a delay
  • never observed returning to inventory
The data points are sparse and AFAIK there's no pattern. I would also counsel to leave the booking well alone as there is a high chance that even if the redemption is returned to inventory, married segments may also get in the way.
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Old Aug 11, 2023, 3:13 am
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Originally Posted by plunet
When a reward booking is cancelled, the observed behaviours on the forum have been

The redemption ticket is
  • returned to inventory promptly
  • returned to inventory after a delay
  • never observed returning to inventory
The data points are sparse and AFAIK there's no pattern. I would also counsel to leave the booking well alone as there is a high chance that even if the redemption is returned to inventory, married segments may also get in the way.
What do you mean married segments may get in the way? I am planning on canceling, and rebooking same leg from Doha to Seattle (given it returns into inventory) and booking a different (first class) flight from Male to Doha which works out time wise based on what they posted online.
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Old Aug 11, 2023, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by richardcrow
I booked this ticket with Qatar points. I just linked by BA account with Qatar, so I booked it with Qatar. And this is a Qatar flight.
Ah- I misunderstood, and thought you booked through British Airways.
The same points apply. If there is currently no inventory directly through Qatar, I would not cancel the ticket with the hopes of inventory opening up, or having the possibility of it not being returned to inventory. It might be worth a call to QR customer service to see if they have any better options, especially since they changed the flight.
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Old Aug 12, 2023, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by WannaTheater
Ah- I misunderstood, and thought you booked through British Airways.
The same points apply. If there is currently no inventory directly through Qatar, I would not cancel the ticket with the hopes of inventory opening up, or having the possibility of it not being returned to inventory. It might be worth a call to QR customer service to see if they have any better options, especially since they changed the flight.
I agree! 👍
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Old Aug 14, 2023, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by richardcrow
My wife has a business class ticket from Seattle to Male with a layover in Doha that she got through Qatar Privilege Club. I got mine from Seattle to Male through AA on same flight. What are my chances of buying access to Al Safwa?

I know a bunch of flyers said you used to be able to, but not anymore. Are they pretty strict about this? Anyone ever heard of people on AA getting in recently? Does it depend on the front desk staff?
Better to ask in the Al Safwa thread, this has nothing to do with QSuite - where you have posted it.
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Old Aug 16, 2023, 2:18 am
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Old Aug 17, 2023, 11:24 pm
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I have a bunch of QSuite flights in the coming months. Is there a consensus on whether the rear mini-cabin is better for sleeping on a night flight on the A359 (i.e. with no lav by the galley)?
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Old Aug 17, 2023, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by zat_dude
I have a bunch of QSuite flights in the coming months. Is there a consensus on whether the rear mini-cabin is better for sleeping on a night flight on the A359 (i.e. with no lav by the galley)?
If you want sleep, choose window seat back there. It is a great choice for sleep.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by zat_dude
I have a bunch of QSuite flights in the coming months. Is there a consensus on whether the rear mini-cabin is better for sleeping on a night flight on the A359 (i.e. with no lav by the galley)?
You are never sure which plane/config you will get.
Personally, I am no fan of the rear mini-cabin on A359 Qsuites.
First, it is sandwiched between a galley and the Y seat reserved for infants.
Second, it is closer to the reactors and therefore noisier.
I much prefer 3A or K
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 5:14 am
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Seat advice (solo)

Hello! Traveling JFK-DOH-KUL in February and so far looking to be Q Suites all four legs (fingers crossed). Im booked in 3A for three of the four legs, and 5A for DOH-JFK. All 77W.

Been scouring the board and the net, and consensus seems to be A/K seats are the way to go. Right now I pretty much have my pick (other than DOH-JFK which is slightly more full but still many options). Would anyone select a different seat and why?

My main concerns are:
- rear-facing: Ive never flown rear facing, although it sounds like its non-factor for most
- noise from seat mate: Im fairly sensitive to noise and seat disturbance in close proximity; I dont like that my head will be next to 2B! Seems like this is unavoidable in most seats, are there seats where my head wont be next to another passenger? Also, noise I can deal with using noise cancellation but how noticeable is it if 2B (and 4B on the one flight) fidget a lot?
- cabin noise: I dont necessarily mind foot traffic but all the banging in the galley tend to get to me. As well as parties traveling together chatting to each other at high volumes


Thanks in advance! I guess this is what happens when spoilt for choice. Theres a saying in Hokkien my mum frequently uses in these situations which roughly translates to, I was so picky about which geng geng (longans) to pick from and I ended up picking the chao (rotten) one!. Dont let me end up with the chao geng geng!
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 7:17 am
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To me, these are the best seats, and I am very sensitive to noise.
Just beware that the aircraft could change a few times in the next 6 months.
Just relax...
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by brunos
To me, these are the best seats, and I am very sensitive to noise.
Just beware that the aircraft could change a few times in the next 6 months.
Just relax...
...the aircraft could will change a few times in the next 6 months.
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Old Aug 18, 2023, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by brunos
To me, these are the best seats, and I am very sensitive to noise
Thank you! I can at least stop agonizing for now about seat-selection!


Originally Posted by Global321
...the aircraft could will change a few times in the next 6 months.
Haha yes, and actually the DOH-KUL routes already switched once from the dreaded 2-2-2 config to Q suites and its only been a week since I booked the flights. I will try to stay positive and do lots of breathing exercises.
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