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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. It was originally published on 10 July 2019.
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Many of Qatars fleet of 777-300ER and 777-200LR have been fitted, but check seat maps and ask if you want to try it, which flights it is available on, because it is definitely worth it; better than many First Class products. Essentially Qsuite.
TPG considers Qatar Airways’ amazing Qsuite product to be the world’s best business class. If you are redeeming points or miles, there is really no better product in its class to book and fly.
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Qatar is about halfway through its lengthy process of equipping its wide-body aircraft with Qsuite. The airline has a huge fleet of more than 200 planes, so this is a long and complicated process, as it cannot take significant amounts of aircraft out of service at once. Some aircraft, like its Airbus A350-1000s, all have Qsuite installed, as these were all newly delivered after the product was released. Online crash gambling. The airline has announced that its Airbus A380s will not be fitted with the product, as it plans to retire these aircraft.
It can be confusing to determine which routes from the United Kingdom to Qatar’s global hub in Doha (DOH) have Qsuite and which do not. As a general rule, here is the status of various aircraft type Qatar operates on long-haul services:
- Airbus A380 (10 aircraft in fleet) — None fitted with Qsuite, no plans to do so
- Airbus A330 (19 aircraft in fleet) — None fitted with Qsuite, no plans to do so
- Airbus A350-900 (39 aircraft in fleet) — 10 fitted with Qsuite
- Airbus A350-1000 (14 aircraft in fleet) — All fitted with Qsuite
- Boeing 787 (30 aircraft in fleet) — None fitted with Qsuite, no timeline to refit
- Boeing 777-200 (9 aircraft in fleet) — Seven fitted with Qsuite
- Boeing 777-300 (48 aircraft in fleet) — 25 fitted with Qsuite
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Do remember these routes and planes are always subject to last-minute, unforeseen aircraft swaps for a number of reasons. This is certainly frustrating but common in the airline industry.
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Noting that caveat, as of February 2020, here is the status of Qatar’s U.K. routes:
- Cardiff (CWL) to Doha (DOH) — Daily flight, operated by a Boeing 787 with no Qsuite.
- Edinburgh (EDI) to Doha (DOH) — Double daily flight, operated by an Airbus A350-900, which usually do not feature Qsuite.
- Manchester (MAN) to Doha (DOH) — Triple daily, operated by a mix of Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft. From February 2020, QR27 and QR28 and from March 2020, QR21 and QR22 will feature Qsuite.
- Birmingham (BHX) to Doha (DOH) — Four times weekly Boeing 787 service with no Qsuite.
- London Gatwick (LGW) to Doha (DOH) — Triple daily service, usually two times with a Boeing 787 with no Qsuite. Third flight (QR328) may be operated by a Boeing 777-300, however, this is likely to be an older version without Qsuite.
- London Heathrow (LHR) to Doha (DOH) — Seven times daily with a mix of Airbus A380, Boeing 777-300 and Airbus A350 aircraft. Despite the complex aircraft mix on this route, this is actually the best option for Qsuite. As this is such a premium route, Qatar has virtually guaranteed Qsuite on certain flights and has put several refitted or newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Heathrow services. For (almost) guaranteed Qsuite, aim for the following Heathrow routes: QR1/QR2, QR5/QR6, QR7/QR8, QR15/QR16. Qatar does regularly change its Heathrow aircraft schedules in terms of which type of aircraft is planned to operate which frequency, though you still have a very good chance of a Qsuite booking sticking if you book the flights listed above.
Qsuite can be booked with Qatar Airways’ own Qmiles or with partner airline miles such as Avios or American Airlines AAdvantage miles.
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With the new BA partner award chart, one-way flights in business class with Qatar Airways from the UK to Doha (DOH) cost 62,000 Avios.
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Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.I previously posted this review against the 777-300 ER seat plan as there was no Q-suite seat plan for 777-300 ER last year. I flew Business Class on 2 December 2018 from Sydney to Doha and deliberately booked on the 777-300 ER, not my normal choice of aircraft, as I prefer the A380 for long haul, but I was desperate to try the Qsuite, which is yet to be fitted to the A380. Many of Qatars fleet of 777-300ER and 777-200LR have been fitted, but check seat maps and ask if you want to try it, which flights it is available on, because it is definitely worth it; better than many First Class products.
Essentially Qsuite has a 1 - 2 - 1 configuration with 48 suites in Business Class. Suites alternate between forward and rear facing. Rows 1-6 are ahead of the front exit and rows 7 to 11 are behind the second entrance/exit door, so if you are in 1-6 you board separately and dont get disturbed, in 1-11 you still board first but then have all economy boarding through the door ahead of you and coming past. Until take off your sliding door to the suite is locked in the open position. I was in 11B which is a window, left hand side, forward facing and last row before economy class curtain divider. First the pod or suite itself. Simply outstanding, it really is like your own small room with ample bench space, large fold out table with several adjustments. One thing they got right now is the seat pitch, old business you always sat too high and slightly reclined which felt awkward and lifted your feet off the ground, this is flat and straight backed now. One thing I really liked now, is the seat doesn't have a leg extender anymore that raises you feet off the ground, instead the seat slides forward or backward to bring your legs closer to the feet rest. The leg extender always left your legs at an odd angle and still hanging down so no good for DVT on long flights. One thing I wont say I disliked but was a bit annoying, the main storage bin to the left under a cushion is well tucked away but a bit fiddly trying to get the lid open and closed. Then if you have stuff on top of the cushion and want to get into the bin, you have to move it all and the lid gets caught on the seat belt unless you lift it out of the way. But aside from that very comfortable and like a little oasis, especially with the sliding door that fully seals you in.
The seat position itself in 11B, great view of the engine and wing leading edge and despite being near the economy divider curtain, it was ok, didn't notice anything. If you are one of these people though who really prefers no disturbance of curtain being drawn and closed or a family maybe behind you in economy with a young child, then get a seat further forward. The Qsuite though is outstanding and so much better than the old business pods which were still a great product, but now you sit lower and are enclosed and feel very private as you dont see everyone else now, the old seats you sat up very high and could see everyone. I only marked entertainment down slightly as the World Map on this flight was a version with less control than normal.