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, 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?
As of August 2017 there is one rotation DOH-LHR-DOH per day. As of April 23rd 2018 this is increasing to two. QR7/8 with 359 and QR1/2 with 351.
23rd September there will be a single daily DOH-CDG-DOH rotation
One daily DOH-JFK-DOH rotation is scheduled to start Dec. 15th.

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.

77W aircraft fitted with Qsuites (A7-BED, K/L/M/N/O/P/Q/R/S/U/V,T,W, BAF)
35Xs delivered since Q1 2018 are fitted with Qsuites.
At least 2x 359 (A7-ALY, Z) have Q-Suites
At least 1x 77L (A7-BBG) 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

tracking list (77L)
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-bbg

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

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
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Old Aug 8, 18, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by anabolism View Post
Experiences reported in this thread are all over the place.
Indeed - that is true even of my own experiences. Just to recap: first everything was blocked; then all the blocked seats were released and I was able to assign E/F; then they were all blocked again. As of yesterday they were unblocked again. But today they are blocked again!
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Which rear-facing Q-suites (on the 359/351) have the best view of the front of the engine and wingtip?

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Old Aug 9, 18, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by Cheetah_SA View Post
Indeed - that is true even of my own experiences. Just to recap: first everything was blocked; then all the blocked seats were released and I was able to assign E/F; then they were all blocked again. As of yesterday they were unblocked again. But today they are blocked again!
Similar experience.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Rydad1 View Post
Which rear-facing Q-suites (on the 359/351) have the best view of the front of the engine and wingtip?
I would suspect further up you can be, the better the angle for the wing and engine. At least that's been my experience on forward facing seats as well as on United's rear facing version.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Rydad1 View Post
Which rear-facing Q-suites (on the 359/351) have the best view of the front of the engine and wingtip?
havent done Q-quites qas yet, but on BA777's seats 10A/K have the best view , so first seat after doors 2 should work
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Old Aug 9, 18, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by anubond005 View Post
Still no update on ORD route. Qsuites is only scheduled till Oct 27. Acc. to QA rep on Twitter, ORD is confirmed with Qsuites until end of 2018 but i am not sure if i should take tat info seriously. Been waiting for confirmed winter schedule to be out.
FWIW, I just booked ORD for July 2019 and the seat map I used to assign myself seats on qatarairways.com shows the Qsuites layout. That doesn't directly answer your question about winter, and they could swap equipment at any time, but I would guess that they will not.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Rydad1 View Post
Which rear-facing Q-suites (on the 359/351) have the best view of the front of the engine and wingtip?
I had a brilliant view of the engine on the 77W seated in 8A. I would imagine the 7A/K, 8B/J, 9A/K to be equivalent
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Old Aug 9, 18, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Rydad1 View Post
Which rear-facing Q-suites (on the 359/351) have the best view of the front of the engine and wingtip?
Why? The engine doesn't do anything one can see. The wingtip does flex a bit, which would probably hold my attention for 5 min or so. (I haven't been on QR QSuites yet, but I have flown in a BA CW rear-facing window seat.)

I know Lucky on OMAAT waxed eloquent about his view of the engine from a rear-facing QSuites window seat, but damned if I know why.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
Why? The engine doesn't do anything one can see.
To each his own. I've never chosen a seat to get a good view of the engine. but I could see someone doing so. Maybe they just like to see the engine, or maybe they want to take pictures, with the engine and clouds.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 5:56 pm
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To each his own. I've never chosen a seat to get a good view of the engine. but I could see someone doing so. Maybe they just like to see the engine, or maybe they want to take pictures, with the engine and clouds.
Personally, as an aviation enthusiast, I absolutely love to see the engine, especially during different stages of the flight. I find the spiralling of the cone swirls to be mesmerising and so thatís why I actually really like rearward facing seats.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by clubeurope View Post


Personally, as an aviation enthusiast, I absolutely love to see the engine, especially during different stages of the flight. I find the spiralling of the cone swirls to be mesmerising and so thatís why I actually really like rearward facing seats.
yeah iím a plane geek what can I say haha
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Old Aug 9, 18, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
I know Lucky on OMAAT waxed eloquent about his view of the engine from a rear-facing QSuites window seat, but damned if I know why.
The rear facing seat is more like a window seat whereas the front facing ones are more of an aisle seat due to the placement of the console. In other words, you'd have to really lean over if one wanted to plaster their face against the window to absorb the views.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 8:50 pm
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The rear facing seat is more like a window seat whereas the front facing ones are more of an aisle seat due to the placement of the console. In other words, you'd have to really lean over if one wanted to plaster their face against the window to absorb the views.
Almost everyone here knows that. But what's the point if your view is of the engine and wing?
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Old Aug 9, 18, 9:11 pm
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Interesting. My mom just flew QSuites from DOH to CCU on the 7th. I didn't realize it was being used on that route yet.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Shounak View Post
Interesting. My mom just flew QSuites from DOH to CCU on the 7th. I didn't realize it was being used on that route yet.
It does so appear that QR is putting Qsuite configured aircraft on routes rather "randomly", apart from certain routes like LHR and JFK.

Of course not randomly on QR's side, but rather, as in how the planes are used on routes where a plane that capacity would be used efficiently, as opposed to being flown on one set route.
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