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 Sep 7, 18, 9:13 am
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Could someone please check the following connection on QSuite on EF ?

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Originally Posted by trader_81 View Post
Could someone please check the following connection on QSuite on EF ?

This is a QSuites flight. 8A,9B,10A,3K,4J,5K,6J,8K,9J,10K are available according to the seatmap. The middle seats are blocked.
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Old Sep 7, 18, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by trader_81 View Post
Could someone please check the following connection on QSuite on EF ?
Is there a reason you can't check it yourself? Seat maps (shown on the way to setting seat alerts) are free on EF.
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Old Sep 7, 18, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
Is there a reason you can't check it yourself? Seat maps (shown on the way to setting seat alerts) are free on EF.
Thank you, I have already found out in the meantime.
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Originally Posted by A380PM View Post
This is a QSuites flight. 8A,9B,10A,3K,4J,5K,6J,8K,9J,10K are available according to the seatmap. The middle seats are blocked.
Perfect, thx !
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Old Sep 11, 18, 9:14 am
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Two new A350s with Qsuites were delivered yesterday and should go in service this week!

A7-AME (A350-900) - I would expect this aircraft to start flying DOH-JFK and DOH-MLE and return routes (which should make the all QR703/4 running DOH/JFK Qsuites everyday of the week).

A7-ANC (A350-1000) - I would expect this aircraft to jump around the middle-east (DOH-KWI) and perhaps DOH-LHR and DOH-FRA before the 351s start running DOH-JFK QR701/2 later in October).
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Old Sep 12, 18, 2:27 am
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Play own movies on Qsuite?

I have a long haul to the US on a Qsuite tomorrow and have a question regarding the inflight entrainment system: anyone have experience with bringing your own movies and shows on USB or via HDMI to play on the system? I know there are USB and HDMI sockets but not sure if you are allowed to play your own movies/shows.
I always find QA's movies and TV shows a bit lacking and usually watch stuff on my mobile phone on the Netlfix app, but was wondering if I now can bring stuff on USB or connect via HDMI and watch on the big screen.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 2:49 am
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I can't comment on the HDMI but I can offer some words of caution over bringijg your own USB device loaded with content.

These IFE systems are cut down media player systems and typically have a limited support for the filetypes they support and the codecs and encoding that they can handle. You might think that if you have an MP4 or MOV file that's it, but these files are just containers or wrappers for several media types and even the media types can be encoded in different ways. There ie also the issue of the size of USB media the IFE unit can support and the filesystem format on the media. There is such a melting pot of file and media standards in the fairly rigid world of aircraft IFE and the compliance and standards they have to comply with as well as lack of public information as to what they do support, don't go with an expectation that a USB media device will work. And then there is a small risk of malware infections from using a USB stick in a public shared device...

If there is an HDMI socket and you can provide and HDMI source that is probably a better guarantee to success.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Upgrade Me 2017 View Post
I have a long haul to the US on a Qsuite tomorrow and have a question regarding the inflight entrainment system: anyone have experience with bringing your own movies and shows on USB or via HDMI to play on the system? I know there are USB and HDMI sockets but not sure if you are allowed to play your own movies/shows.
I always find QA's movies and TV shows a bit lacking and usually watch stuff on my mobile phone on the Netlfix app, but was wondering if I now can bring stuff on USB or connect via HDMI and watch on the big screen.

Work perfectly with HDMI, I really enjoyed the screen size and the quality with some BluRay quality movie (1080p) I have in my Laptop.

The QR movies are heavy censored, and I realized that the version in the plane can be very different, parts are missing compared to the original movie.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 10:28 pm
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Work perfectly with HDMI, I really enjoyed the screen size and the quality with some BluRay quality movie (1080p) I have in my Laptop.
Thanks -- that's great to hear! I have an iPad connector to an HDMI cable so I hope it works similarly.
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Old Sep 13, 18, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by AZ Travels the World View Post
Thanks -- that's great to hear! I have an iPad connector to an HDMI cable so I hope it works similarly.
thanks all for your input. Reporting live now from the 777 Qsuite, HDMI cable works like a charm and the 10 usd internet for the whole flight working well too. Half empty cabin so I asked them to make me a double bed and the crew obliged 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
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Originally Posted by Upgrade Me 2017 View Post
thanks all for your input. Reporting live now from the 777 Qsuite, HDMI cable works like a charm and the 10 usd internet for the whole flight working well too. Half empty cabin so I asked them to make me a double bed and the crew obliged 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
That's great! Please let us know how it worked out as a double bed. Is there no separation at all between the two seats/beds?

Was the source of your video a computer or iPad/tablet?
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I flew both versions of the Qsuite last week and I noted a few differences between the 35G and 77W versions of the Qsuite.

Despite being the same seat as the A350-1000, the 77W had a few noticeable differences. First, the 77W has luggage bins over the center seats, but the 35G does not. Second, the overhead reading lights on the 77W are misaligned with the seat and can't be adjusted to point at the correct position; it was a bit annoying. Third, the 77W has the terrible Boeing lavatory occupied signs; they're hard to read and just a poor design. The Airbus has large, bright green/red lavatory signs that make it obvious when the lav is occupied. I really wish Boeing could follow Airbus on this.

Finally, the Boeing has a TERRIBLE IFE map system, despite being a new plane. The Airbus is very slick, but the 77W map system look like something out of the early 90s and lacks the features of the 35G. A bit of a joke for a brand new plane to have such laughably outdated IFE systems.

Luckily, both planes have air nozzles at each seat, an excellent design choice that many 77Ws lack.

I'm not sure if the misaligned overhead light is limited to certain seats on the 77W (I was in 3A on the 77W and 1K on the 35G), but to me that was one of the biggest oversights here. That and the crappy lav signs (which is more down to poor design by Boeing). Overall, I'd fly the 35G if given the choice.

Anyway, happy to answer any questions if I can.
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Old Sep 13, 18, 4:21 pm
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Hi,

Sorry I didn't make the effort to read through all the updates here on the site:

What is currently the best way to get QSuite seat assignment for a married couple on 2 separate award reservations:
call Qatar Airways, or
call Privilege Club, or
contact them via contact form on the Privilege Club website, or
do we have to wait until check-in?

Thanks in advance for all your help
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Old Sep 13, 18, 8:14 pm
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Third, the 77W has the terrible Boeing lavatory occupied signs; they're hard to read and just a poor design. The Airbus has large, bright green/red lavatory signs that make it obvious when the lav is occupied. I really wish Boeing could follow Airbus on this. ... Finally, the Boeing has a TERRIBLE IFE map system, despite being a new plane. The Airbus is very slick, but the 77W map system look like something out of the early 90s and lacks the features of the 35G. A bit of a joke for a brand new plane to have such laughably outdated IFE systems.
I may be mistaken, of course, but aren't both of these items chosen by the airline? Sure, there may be standard ones which are commonly used/recommended by Boeing; but doesn't the airline design pretty much everything in the passenger cabin?
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