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 Aug 10, 18, 6:40 pm
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. . . I really loved the airiness of the normal A350 cabin.
I agree. I enjoy the A350 business class a lot. Airy cabin, lots of personal space, very thoughtfully designed. It's an excellent business class in its own right.
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Old Aug 11, 18, 3:18 am
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I would take the 380 J cabin over Q suites anyday!! So spacious and I love the window seats. Spent a lot of the flight in the bar as it was a day time flight. The views out the window mixed with lovely conversation/ exceptional service from the crew made for a private jet experience .
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Old Aug 13, 18, 6:01 am
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Yeah, I apologize for doubting her. Flightaware and other sources confirm that it was a 77L on Aug. 7 DOH-CCU.

However, Flightaware shows that on Aug. 8 (the turnaround flight), CCU-DOH was a 788, which is a neat trick.
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Yeah, I just spoke to someone I know at Qatar, and he said it was an ad hoc change. I can ask him about how they flew a Dreamliner back! He also confirmed that my dad, who is flying from ORD on the 23rd, will have QSuites for ORD DOH. Let's see if that is true!
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I had to change an upcoming JFK-DOH flight from QR704 to QR702 to fit our schedule better. Even though the seats were blocked online, I called customer support and they were able to unblock the middle seats. The first agent said it's under airport control. I called back again and the second agent was able to change it easily. I also mentioned to the agent that we are flying with a 2 year old who can't be seated alone. The agent didn't ask anything and assigned the seats. Wanted to share my experience. Thanks to this community, I've learned so much!
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Originally Posted by travelover4 View Post
I had to change an upcoming JFK-DOH flight from QR704 to QR702 to fit our schedule better. Even though the seats were blocked online, I called customer support and they were able to unblock the middle seats. The first agent said it's under airport control. I called back again and the second agent was able to change it easily. I also mentioned to the agent that we are flying with a 2 year old who can't be seated alone. The agent didn't ask anything and assigned the seats. Wanted to share my experience. Thanks to this community, I've learned so much!
I have found that it also helps to call the Doha Reservation Contact Centre +974 4023 0000 for best results. Apparently there is a flag they have to check in your reservation that allows multiple passengers in the same PNR to select blocked middle seats via the Manage Reservation on the QR website. This is especially true if the reservation or equipment had been changed from non-QSuite to Qsuite capable/planned aircraft. Also works for tickets issued by other airlines (just make sure you have the QR PNR when calling). Once they flip the flag I have been able to change to any Qsuite restricted seat via the website with ease.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by travelover4 View Post
I had to change an upcoming JFK-DOH flight from QR704 to QR702 to fit our schedule better. Even though the seats were blocked online, I called customer support and they were able to unblock the middle seats. The first agent said it's under airport control. I called back again and the second agent was able to change it easily. I also mentioned to the agent that we are flying with a 2 year old who can't be seated alone. The agent didn't ask anything and assigned the seats. Wanted to share my experience. Thanks to this community, I've learned so much!
Originally Posted by FleyeSkyHigh View Post
I have found that it also helps to call the Doha Reservation Contact Centre +974 4023 0000 for best results. Apparently there is a flag they have to check in your reservation that allows multiple passengers in the same PNR to select blocked middle seats via the Manage Reservation on the QR website. This is especially true if the reservation or equipment had been changed from non-QSuite to Qsuite capable/planned aircraft. Also works for tickets issued by other airlines (just make sure you have the QR PNR when calling). Once they flip the flag I have been able to change to any Qsuite restricted seat via the website with ease.
If you read through the hundreds of posts here on exactly this issue, you'll find that there is no solution that always works. Sometimes, calling any QR office works, sometimes not. Sometimes calling Doha works, sometimes not. Sometimes the QR web site lets you assign seats, sometimes not. Sometimes having a QR ticket works, sometimes not. Sometimes being on one route works while another doesn't. Sometimes blocked center seats open up within a few weeks of flight, sometimes way ahead, sometimes they go blocked again.

In my own case, as I've posted, I've booked QR8 LHR-DOH with Q Suites on multiple itineraries. Sometimes it's been trivially easy to assign EF seats with two of us in the PNR. Sometimes nothing worked. One itinerary, no call center could do it, and over a period of a few months I stopped in at QR agents in Doha and other airports, and at the QR F lounge in Doha. At the DOH F lounge, an agent spent 45 minutes calling people in various departments, but no one was able to assign us EF seats. So, while some techniques sometimes work, there does not appear to be any guaranteed solution, at least as it appears now.
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...So, while some techniques sometimes work, there does not appear to be any guaranteed solution, at least as it appears now.
That sounds like the real QR...
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It seems DOH-MUC is Qsuites 77W on QR57/58 permantently in September. I can only select rear facing seats on my outbound...
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Old Aug 16, 18, 3:33 am
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Hey guys just a quick question if anyone knows I'm trying to book the Qsuite from DoH to LHR but not finding anything in February 2019 with airmiles.. are they blocking Qsuite aircrafts? It only shows a380 and 777 older version on the QR5
I have searched Asia miles and Japan airlines and British Airways websites all come out the same
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Old Aug 18, 18, 4:14 pm
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Booking EF seats with separate PNRs

Hello,

I've been reading this thread but couldn't find reference to this. I'll be traveling with my girlfriend but we'll be on separate PNRs (different return dates). Will we be able to get assignment to the EF (couple / double bed) QSuites? How do we do that?

Thanks!
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I've been reading this thread but couldn't find reference to this. I'll be traveling with my girlfriend but we'll be on separate PNRs (different return dates). Will we be able to get assignment to the EF (couple / double bed) QSuites? How do we do that?
Call in to Qatar and request it. Potentially multiple times.
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Old Aug 18, 18, 8:12 pm
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Maybe they will require a marriage certificate, who knows.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by AZ Travels the World View Post
Call in to Qatar and request it. Potentially multiple times.
Agreed, this would be the easiest way to overcome it. Though despite that, 'easiest' is a relative term and it may not be as easy if you get a clueless agent.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 2:23 am
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Agreed, this would be the easiest way to overcome it. Though despite that, 'easiest' is a relative term and it may not be as easy if you get a clueless agent.
No doubt. Which is where the 'multiple times' part comes in.
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Is the list of regos in the wiki still the only current 77W with QSuites?
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