The Q Suite - New Business Class

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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.

22/48 77W: 46%
6/30 359: 20%
5/9 77L: 55%
6/6 351: 100%

77W aircraft fitted with Qsuites (A7-BEB/D/E/F/G/K/L/M/N/O/P/Q/R/S/T/U/V/T/W, BAF,BAX,G)
35Xs delivered since Q1 2018 are fitted with Qsuites.
At least 6x 359 (A7-ALY, Z,AME,F,G,H) have Q-Suites
At least 5x 77L (A7-BBG,A,B,I,E) 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

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

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

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
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Old Nov 4, 18, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by AZ Travels the World View Post
My QR flights in April LAX-DOH changed to Q-Suites last night -- both ways!
Finally!
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Old Nov 4, 18, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by DMPHL View Post
QSuite roulette is not really a thing on the routes on which it was officially launched...Not just for which it is sometimes randomly scheduled, but routes for which it is officially announced: LHR, JFK, IAD, ORD. The only way those routes would happen not to get QSuite products on the 77W is if a plane has to be taken out of service or for some other unforeseen operational reason.

This is nothing at all like scheduling a QSuite 77W for DOH-CMB and then swapping it out at the last minute.
Your words sound like authoritative wisdom, but many posters here might disagree.
There have been many, many routes where Qsuites have been introduced (I don't like the term"officially launched") and where there is "official" (i.e. scheduled) change of ac. I am not talking about last minute ac substitution, but about sudden aircraft change in the schedule.
Having flown over 50 J flights with QR, I got about the same number of scheduled equipment changes. One of my DOH-CDG flight got three ac changes within 4 months.
Maybe the US flights have a greater degree of "stability"
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Old Nov 4, 18, 9:20 pm
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QR 729 DOH-DFW on 03/25 just got switched to Q-Suites. On hold with AA trying to grab 2 seats in E & F because the system automatically put us in 2 window seats.

Edit: Got assigned 3E&F. Had to tweet Qatar to get those seats assigned as AA couldn't do it.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Your words sound like authoritative wisdom, but many posters here might disagree.
There have been many, many routes where Qsuites have been introduced (I don't like the term"officially launched") and where there is "official" (i.e. scheduled) change of ac. I am not talking about last minute ac substitution, but about sudden aircraft change in the schedule.
Having flown over 50 J flights with QR, I got about the same number of scheduled equipment changes. One of my DOH-CDG flight got three ac changes within 4 months.
Maybe the US flights have a greater degree of "stability"
I totally get that, and what I said is definitely not authoritative wisdom. But looking at seat maps consistently for the North American routes with QSuite, if it's not scheduled as QSuite through end of schedule, you'll see that they often change the seat configuration to QSuite in the schedule a few months out, but rarely, if ever, change them back. You do hear a lot on here about aircraft changes on the European routes, but almost none on the NA routes. I think the US routes do have a greater degree of stability.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by benjinito View Post
QR 729 DOH-DFW on 03/25 just got switched to Q-Suites. On hold with AA trying to grab 2 seats in E & F because the system automatically put us in 2 window seats.

Edit: Got assigned 3E&F. Had to tweet Qatar to get those seats assigned as AA couldn't do it.
@Benijinito Thanks for posting this - that prompted me to check my DFW-DOH flight (albeit later in the year than yours) and the seat map is also Q-Suites. Now if I can just get the DOH-DPS leg to become Q-Suites before my trip

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Old Nov 5, 18, 3:01 pm
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Lucky to have my flight from LAX-DOH now show Qsuites for late February, couldn't select middle seats to travel with companion initially. Called Qatar support who said the center sections could not be reserved until the day of the flight at the airport and they had no access to the seats. But can confirm contacting Qatar by tweet they were able to put us in the center seats, and now all center seats are open for me to switch around when checking online so I could move around to different rows if desired when previously they were all grayed out.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 4:32 pm
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A350-900 with q suites?

Does anyone know how many A359 already flying with the new q suites?
I have a flight SIN-DOH in December and when qr947 and surprising when I schedule it was the brand new A350-1000, but this week I went to qatar and website and they changed it to old A359 and change the A350-1000 to a later flight in the same route...
Wondering if luckly there's a chance of get this retrofitted A359 in my route...

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Old Nov 6, 18, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by henriquerv7 View Post
Does anyone know how many A359 already flying with the new q suites?
I have a flight SIN-DOH in December and when qr947 and surprising when I schedule it was the brand new A350-1000, but this week I went to qatar and website and they changed it to old A359 and change the A350-1000 to a later flight in the same route...
Wondering if luckly there's a chance of get this retrofitted A359 in my route...

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As per the wiki above, 5.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 9:51 am
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Our DFW-DOH flight in March just switched to QSuite and I was able to switch to seats to the 3E/F using their website. I saw one press release where they mentioned DFW a few months ago and was beginning to give up hope... Know it could switch back but at least there is hope.
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Manila is a 24J route, how many QSuites aircraft are there with a 24J layout today, and are these likely to be rotated into the MNL route?

I'm flying MNL-DOH return in February, am trying to figure out of the chances of getting a QSuite aircraft is >0%. I know I'm more likely to be stuck in the old 2-2-2 config but one can always hope.

Also, is the J food any different between QSuites and the older 2-2-2 product?
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Originally Posted by midlevels View Post
Manila is a 24J route, how many QSuites aircraft are there with a 24J layout today, and are these likely to be rotated into the MNL route??
As per the wiki above, 1.
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Also, is the J food any different between QSuites and the older 2-2-2 product?
There is an additional snack menu on the Qsuite (alongside the standard menu) which can be handy if e.g. you don't like the appetisers and want to swap for an amuse bouche style snack.
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Originally Posted by frausflyer View Post
As per the wiki above, 1.
Thanks - but I don't think this information is in the wiki yet.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 10:36 pm
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Thanks - but I don't think this information is in the wiki yet.
The wiki tells you which aircraft have Q-Suites (many thanks to Frausflyer)
Cross check this data with historic data from flightradar 24 and you can predict (as good as anyone else here) if you will see Q-Suites on that route
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Old Nov 7, 18, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by soy View Post
The wiki tells you which aircraft have Q-Suites (many thanks to Frausflyer)
Cross check this data with historic data from flightradar 24 and you can predict (as good as anyone else here) if you will see Q-Suites on that route
Thanks, the difference is that the wiki doesn't distinguish (unless I totally missed it) between the J42/Y312 and J24/Y388 QSuite configurations, so my question was out of the list on the wiki, how many of these are J24/Y388?
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