Qatar Airways has introduced its new “Qsuites” cabin in New York. Here, passengers get the glimpse of the newest and swankiest business-class suite.
What is a QSuite?
Qsuite” is a seat that can be effectively transformed into a “fully private suite”. It features an extra-large entertainment screen, a fully flat bed and electronic plugs for the ease and proper comfort of flyers. These are arranged in a staggered 1 – 2 – 1 pattern for more privacy.
Qatar Airways will start services to 250 destinations by 2022. So if you love to fly with Qatar then get ready to enjoy the journey with QSuites. The newlyannounced upcoming global destinations are Luxembourg, Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta, Cebu, Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia Da Nang, and Vietnam.
The new suite seats of Qatar Airways are the latest addition to a constant game of one-upmanship among the world’s premier airlines. Talking about the other airlines which have also rolled out new premium cabins; they are Emirates, Singapore Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Since 2017, the airlines are featuring suites-style seats.
Günter Saurwein (Qatar Airways’ Vice President) has stated that “Our goal is obviously to be one step ahead of the curve.”
He added, with this Qatar Airways’ new Qsuite design, we’ve raised the bar for everybody.
Passengers will get the glimpse of these newest seats on Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 jets. These will fly the bulk of the carrier’s longest routes. Qsuites is installed in more than a half-dozen planes. Within two years, the carrier expects them to roll out to all of the A350s and 777s in its fleet. Every time, a new aircraft will arrive with the new suites whereas the existing aircraft will be retrofitted.
Now it is available in four different types of aircraft:
- Boeing 777-200LR
- Airbus A350-900
- Airbus A350-1000
‘Qsuites’ supports seats that can be converted to lie-flat beds. These can be closed off from the aisle by sliding privacy doors.
By lowering the privacy divider, the two sets of Qsuites can be combined into a single pod also in case couples are traveling together. Similarly, the pods can be converted into a double bed. This type of facility to business class passengers is first of its kind.
Another unique feature is that Qatar Airways’ Qsuites cabin supports the ‘quad option’. This will allow the four suites to be combined into a shared space for up four people traveling together. If four people are not traveling together the quad arrangement also can accommodate either two or three people flying together.
Qatar Airways Qsuite Routes: Not all seats are QSuites and it is quite difficult to know if your desired route has QSuite or not. So, one thing you can do is that search your flight on the website of Qatar Airways.
Flight showing a grey “Q” icon denotes the QSuites. Also you can search segment by segment of the flight route.
In India the QSuites are available on flights toMumbai and Bengaluru. Other cities to which you can find QSuites are mentioned below:
- Adelaide (ADL)
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Auckland (AKL)
- Amsterdam (AMS)
- Bangalore (BLR)
- Bangkok (BKK)
- Berlin (TXL)
- Boston (BOS)
- Buenos Aires (EZE)
- Cape Town (CPT)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Colombo (CMB)
- Copenhagen (CPH)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
- Frankfurt (FRA)
- Hong Kong (HKG)
- Houston (IAH)
- Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
- London (LHR)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Manchester (MAN)
- Miami (MIA)
- Mumbai (BOM)
- Munich (MUC)
- New York (JFK)
- Paris (CDG)
- Philadelphia (PHL)
- Sao Paulo (GRU)
- Shanghai (PVG)
- Singapore (SIN)
- Stockholm (ARN)
- Sydney/Canberra (SYD/CBR)
- Tokyo (HND)
- Tokyo (NRT)
- Washington DC (IAD)
- Zurich (ZRH)
1>>Which Qatar planes have Q suite?
The three daily departure (QR21/QR22) operated by a refurbished Boeing 777 offerQsuites. This year, Qatar Airways is going to operate a Qsuite-equipped aircraft on flights QR23/QR24.
2>>How do I know if my flight has QSuites or not?
You can check which flights are operated by Boeing 777 or Airbus A350 and see the seat map on Expert flyer to know the flights with QSuites.
3>>Can I choose seats on Qatar?
Passengers who have booked their flights from the website of Qatar airways can select the seat from the booking confirmation page upon completion of your booking. Also you can manage your seat preference through ‘Manage Booking’ on Qatar airways website.
4>>Are Qatar’s business class QSuite seats transformable?
Yes, there are adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the center four seats. It allows the passengers to transform their space into a four person suite, so they can work and dine together.