Qatar Airways QSUITE: Routes, Destinations, Aircrafts, Availability

Qatar Qsuite
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Qatar Airways’ Qsuites are widely regarded as the best Business Class product currently available. They are superior in many ways to other airlines’ business class as well as Qatar Airways’ own, regular premium cabin. Unfortunately, this is the biggest problem concerning Qsuites – since they aren’t installed on the majority of QR’s long haul planes, you can never be sure if you will actually be able to enjoy them.

If you’re looking for Business Class flights on qatarairways.com, you’ll solemnly be able to tell which flights feature Qsuites and which won’t. Despite publishing a list covering routes on which Qsuites will be available, it seems to be partly incomplete and out of date.

Because of that, we’ve compiled a list including all Qsuites destinations and which aircraft serve them. Furthermore, we’ll explain how you can make sure that you’ll be enjoying the best business class there is on your next Qatar Airways flight.

Update

In addition to routes, destinations and aircraft we know offer you information about past availability on specific flights. In order to do this, we check the history of deployed airplanes using data from flightaware.com. These numbers are updated weekly.

From 17th November 2019 Qatar Airways will be flying daily to Cape Town with an Airbus A350-1000 incl. QSuite!

Current QSuite offers

Destinations

The QSuite is currently offered for the following destinations from Doha:

Warning

Attention! The following information is not binding in any way. Qatar Airways can change flight equipment at any given time without further notice. This can result in flying a regular business class plane, even though a Qsuite has been advertised. Even on the day of departure flight equipment can and will be changed. This doesn’t result in you being able to change or cancel your flight free of charge. You’ll only be able to book business class, not Qsuite. So any business class will suffice.

Past Qsuite availability percentage is displayed for every flight. It is updated weekly, based on data retrieved from flightaware.com. Do this, we check which airplanes were deployed on specific routes and compare their registry to our index of Qsuite fitted aircraft. While this is sufficient to get an idea how high the rate of Qsuite equipped aircraft has been over the past seven days, it is not suited to make any predictions about the upcoming months. You can get further information by hovering your cursor over the numbers.

Europe

DestinationAircraftFlight Number%
Berlin-Tegel [TXL]
Germany
Boeing 777-300ERQR 77/78
QR 81/82
86%
100%
Frankfurt/Main [FRA]
Germany
Boeing 777-300ERQR 69/70100%
Munich [MUC]
Germany
Boeing 777-300ERQR 57/58
QR 59/60
100%
83%
Zurich [ZRH]
Switzerland
Airbus A350-900QR 95/96100%
Amsterdam [AMS]
Netherlands
Boeing 777-300ERQR 273/27492%
London-Heathrow [LHR]
United Kingdom
Airbus A350-1000
Airbus A350-900
Boeing 777-300ER
QR 1/2
QR 5/6
QR 7/8
QR 15/16
100%
100%
100%
100%
Paris [CDG]
France
Airbus A350-1000QR 37/38100%
Stockholm [ARN]
Sweden
Airbus A350-900QR 171/17217%
Milan [MXP]
Italy
Airbus A350-900
Boeing 777-300ER
QR 117/172
QR 123/124
QR 127/128
55%
50%
33%
Copenhagen [CPH]
Denmark
Boeing 777-300ERQR 161/16267%

Asia

DestinationAircraftFlight Number%
Bangkok [BKK]
Thailand
Boeing 777-300ERQR 830/831100%
Bengaluru [BLR]
India
Boeing 777-300ERQR 572/573100%
Mumbai [BOM]
India
Boeing 777-300ERQR 556/55792%
Colombo [CMB]
Sri Lanka
Airbus A350-900
(mostly LATAM, no QSuite)
QR 668/6690%
Hong Kong [HKG]Boeing 777-300ERQR 816/815
QR 818/817
67%
25%
Maledives [MLE]Airbus A350-900QR 672/673
QR 674/675
50%
50%
Shanghai [PVG]
China
Boeing 777-300ERQR 870/87192%
Beijing [PEK]
China
Boeing 777-300ERQR 892/895
QR 896/895
71%
80%
Singapore [SIN]Airbus A350-1000
Airbus A350-900
QR 942/943
QR 944/945
QR 946/947
100%
100%
100%
Tokyo [NRT]
Japan
Boeing 777-300ERQR 806/80791%
Tokyo [HND]
Japan
Airbus A350-1000QR 812/813100%

Oceania

DestinationAircraftFlight Number%
Adelaide [ADL]
Australia
Airbus A350-900QR 914/915 100%
Canberra [CBR]
Australia
Boeing 777-300ERQR 906/907
via Sydney
100%
Sydney [SYD]
Australia
Boeing 777-300ERQR 906/907100%
Perth [PER]
Australia
Boeing 777-300ERQR 900/901100%
Auckland [AKL]
New Zealand
Boeing 777-200LRQR 920/921100%

Africa

DestinationAircraftFlight Number%
Cape Town [CPT]
South Africa
Airbus A350-1000QR 1369/1370
from 17.11.2019
0%

America

DestinationAircraftFlight Number%
Chicago [ORD]
USA
Boeing 777-300ERQR 725/726100%
Houston [IAH]
USA
Airbus A350-1000QR 713/714100%
Philadelphia [PHL]
USA
Boeing 777-300ERQR 727/728100%
New York [JFK]
USA
Boeing 777-300ERQR 701/702
QR 703/704
100%
100%
Bonston [BOS]
USA
Boeing 777-300ERQR 743/744100%
Washington D.C. [IAD]
USA
Boeing 777-300ERQR 707/708100%
Los Angeles [LAX]
USA
Boeing 777-200LR
Boeing 777-300ER
QR 739/740100%
Montreal [YUL]
Canada
Boeing 777-300ERQR 763/764100%
Dallas [DFW]
USA
Airbus A350-1000QR 729/730100%
Sao Paulo [GRU]
Brazil
Boeing 777-200LRQR 773/774100%
Buenos Aires [EZE]
Argentina
Boeing 777-200LRQR 773/774
via Sao Paulo
100%

Middle East

According to their website, Qatar Airways also offers Qsuite services to Kuwait City, Muscat and Beyrut. However, these airports are served multiple times daily and rarely with long haul aircraft. It’s like a gamble to expect Qsuites on this particular routes.

Aircraft

Qatar Airways is set on retrofitting their older Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 777-200LR planes with Qsuites. In addition, every newly delivered A350-900 and A350-1000 is equipped with Qsuites.

That gives you the following probabilities to enjoy the world’s finest Business Class:

  • Boeing 777-300ER (B77W): 26 of 48 Planes = 56%
  • Boeing 777-200LR (B77L): 7 of 9 Planes = 78%
  • Airbus A350-900 (A359): 10 of 35 Planes = 29%
  • Airbus A350-1000 (A35K): 10 of 10 Planes = 100%

Since Qatar Airways uses its retrofitted Boeing 777-300ER predominantly on the routes mentioned above, chances are higher than 52% on these. Therefore chances are much lower on routes operated by 777-300ER, but unmentioned in this article.

Boeing 777-300ER

Qatar Airways first introduced the Qsuite on its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. QR operates more Boeing 777-300ER than any other type of aircraft. Therefore, there are more 777-300ER equipped with Qsuites than other plane types combined.

Following planes have been retrofitted:

  1. A7-BAF
  2. A7-BAG
  3. A7-BAM
  4. A7-BAZ (new)
  5. A7-BAX
  6. A7-BEA
  7. A7-BEB
  8. A7-BED
  9. A7-BEE
  10. A7-BEF
  11. A7-BEG
  12. A7-BEI
  13. A7-BEJ
  14. A7-BEK
  15. A7-BEL
  16. A7-BEM
  17. A7-BEN
  18. A7-BEO
  19. A7-BEP
  20. A7-BEQ
  21. A7-BER
  22. A7-BES
  23. A7-BET
  24. A7-BEU
  25. A7-BEV
  26. A7-BEW
  27. A7-BEX

It is expected to take one up to two years before the entire Boeing 777-300ER fleet is equipped with Qsuites.

Boeing 777-200LR

Boeing developed its 777-200LR (long range) for ultra long haul flights and Qatar Airways uses it accordingly by serving Houston, Auckland and Sao Paulo nonstop from Doha. None other member of QR’s fleet could operate these flights.

Following planes are equipped with Qsuites:

  1. A7-BBA
  2. A7-BBB
  3. A7-BBC
  4. A7-BBD
  5. A7-BBE
  6. A7-BBG
  7. A7-BBI

We expect the remaining two planes to be retrofitted during Summer 2019.

Airbus A350-900

Being its launch customer in 2014, many of Qatar Airways’ A350-900 had already been delivered when the Qsuite concept was introduced. As a result, only a few planes have been delivered including the new Business Class design.

These planes are:

  1. A7-ALY
  2. A7-ALZ
  3. A7-AME
  4. A7-AMF
  5. A7-AMG
  6. A7-AMH
  7. A7-AMI
  8. A7-AMJ
  9. A7-AMK
  10. A7-AML (new)

Currently there are no plans to retrofit the remaining A350-900, since there are just four years old or even younger.

Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways is this type’s launch customer as well, receiving its first A350-1000 in early 2018. As a result, all planes of this type are and will be equipped with Qsuites.

  1. A7-ANA
  2. A7-ANB
  3. A7-ANC
  4. A7-AND
  5. A7-ANE
  6. A7-ANF
  7. A7-ANG
  8. A7-ANH
  9. A7-ANI
  10. A7-ANJ (new)

Models without Qsuites

The following aircraft types are operated by Qatar Airways as well, but are not equipped with Qsuites. Some of them may be retrofitted, while some of them won’t:

  • Airbus A380-800: Won’t be retrofitted. On one hand, these planes are already equipped with a first class cabin. On the other hand, they will be phased out.
  • Boeing 787-8: Maybe retrofitted. They already have highly comfortable Reverse Herringbone seating, making a redesign less urgent.
  • Airbus A330-200/300: Maybe retrofitted. There is no long term plan on whether QR intends to keep them as part of their fleet or not. They defintely won’t be retrofitted before the entire 777 fleet is done.
  • Airbus A340-600: Won’t be retrofitted. These planes will be phased out and replaced by more economically A350 jets.
  • Airbus A321/A320/A319: Can’t be retrofitted. These are single aisle planes, their cabin width is not designed to economically operate Qsuites.

Will there be Qsuite service on my flight?

Qatar Airways has started to officially advertised Qsuites when booking on their own website. Connections that feature only Qsuites have a small Q badge:

QR CPT HND Qsuite

If your itinerary features Qsuite and non-Qsuite segments, each flight receive individual treatment. Click the flight details button to get further information:

qsuite 1

The best way to make sure your flight will be operated using Qsuites in Business Class is to have a look at the seat map.

We recommend doing this is using ExpertFlyer. The Qsuite is easily recognizable as in the picture below by the spacious 1-2-1 arrangement with alternating seats:

Expertflyer Qatar QSuite Seatmap
Qsuite seatmap at ExpertFlyer.

What to do if there is no Qsuite service?

If your booking has been explicitly advertised as Qsuite service, but a last minute aircraft change denies you that experience, Qatar Airways has started to offer you alternatives. In those cases, you can change your flight dates once within a ยฑ21 day time frame or select an alternative airport within 500 miles of your orginal origin/destination free of charge. If that doesn’t suite you (pun intended), you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund.

Qsuite Tweet

However, Qatar Airways itself will not notify you before a change of flight equipment. You’ll have to monitor the flight yourself.

Summary

The introduction of Qsuites does not go as smooth and quickly as planned. Because of this, Qatar Airways is too often unable to reassure passengers if Qsuites will be available or not. The replacemant of flight equipment and a resulting change of Business Class product happens too often, and mostly without notice.

Have you found any destinations with a high probabilty or certainty of Qsuit service? Be sure to leave a comment!

Frequently Asked Question

Will there be Qsuite service on my flight?

The easiest way to find out is having a look at the seat map of your seat map of your flight. We give you more information in this paragraph: Will there be Qsuite service on my flight?
Sadly, Qatar Airways can alter scheduled planes at any time. You need to check the seat map reguarly.

What can I do when there is Qsuite service?

Little, since you don’t have no claim be seated in a Qsuite seat. Qatar Airways only sells business class tickets, so any business class product shall suffice. If Qsuite service was advertised for your routing (which QR solemnly does on their website), you can ask Qatar Airways to rebook on a flight that does feature Qsuites. The best way to do this is via Facebook or Twitter. You will experience much more friendly and helpful personnel than on their hotline.

How can I reserve specific seats?

After your booking, you can do this via Qatar Airways hotline. Sadky, there is no opportunity to do this online. Even if middle seats appear to be blocked on ExpertFlyer, more often than not you can still request them on the hotline.

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Comments (22)

  1. Hi. On Qatars website it shows MXP DOH flights 118 and 124 as Qsuites flights. I precisely booked 118 and got no qsuites in the seating map. Anyway read a lot about people getting qsuites in the last moment in that particular flight so I will keep my hope. Anyway have 2 guaranteed qsuites in flight to Singapur and flight home to Buenos Aires. And will be crossing fingers until I get to Milan.

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    • Since QR doesn’t want unhappy customers, they won’t confirm Qsuite service until they’re sure they can offer it. Best of luck for your QR 118 booking – and enjoy your flight either way!

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  2. Hi Felix, QR flies from Doha to Sydney, onwards to Canberra and back. Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth are also QR destinations. QR914/915 to and from Adelaide is operated by a Qsuite equipped A350-900.

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    • Hi Richard! Thanks for advice concerning Adelaide. We’ve added it to the list and check the other destinations you’ve mentioned.

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  3. Flying from Berlin to Singapore and back shortly. Unfortunately not entirely in Qsuites. Seat map TXL-DOH is โ€˜old styleโ€™ business class although every flight was equipped with Qsuites until now. By the way, when booking business class, you can choose your seat immediately after booking your flight. Keep in mind equipment may change, as I have experienced now with my flight from TXL to DOH. Iโ€™ll keep you updated.

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  4. Qatar are changing their a350 qr914/915 doh to adl as of the sixth of Sept to the 30th of Sept. Online seat selection has a B777-300er qsuite configured seat layout. Will be flying these flights 07/09 & 23/09 will report back if equipment gets changed to their standard business class.

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  5. Your % are so wrong, I checked by my self for a few destination where you put 0% and it was at least 80% operated WITH Qsuite.

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    • Hi Mike! It was a glitch in our calculation that we’ve now fixed. Thanks for giving us notice.

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    • Sorry, we have received faulty data back from Flightaware. The bug is fixed now.

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  6. Hi Felix, I booked from Madrid to Bangkok via Doha in may 2020, Qatar said flight 833 will have qsuite, since they do not fly to Madrid with the new business class at least I booked this on flight out of 4 to enjoy the new product but now even this flight is old business class.
    Do you think in may 2020 i can be lucky and fly the new qsuite on flight 833 to bangkok or perhaps from doha to madrid on 777 and 350? Thanks!

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    • Hi Patrick!
      Unfortunately, I can see into the future just about as well as you. Since QR833 is currently operated with 77W, your chances defintely increase as more and more of these planes get retrofitted. But since neither BKK nor MAD are business heavy destinations, QR surely does not prioritize them in their Qsuite scheduling.

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  7. I am flying from DOH back to ATL on 9/30 and my aircarft was just switched from A350-900s to B777-200LR. Map configuration is for the old aircraft but I find it interesting that all of the side seats (2 on the left and 2 on the right) only have one seat available and they moved me to the middle with my toddler, while on A350-900s I booked one seat in the middle and one seat by the window (A350-900s does not have a good access to adjacent seat in the middle). I hope this will end up to being a reconfigured aircraft and we get to experience QSuite as the old B777-200LR is pretty underwhelming.

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  8. Hi Felix, my flight from TXL to DOH was in Qsuites after all, in a A350-900. QR81/82 I flew in, had the smallest Qsuite cabin, only 6 rows. Due to the configuration, forward facing seats offer much more privacy than backward facing Qsuites.

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  9. Hi Felix, the B777-300ER aircraft flying DOH-PER on flights QR900/901 are also equipped with Qsuites. This route has been added as a Qsuite destination on Qatar Airways’ website.

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  10. Qatar is changing the Stockholm rout QR171/172, during Oct is A350-900 without q-suite. Nov-Jan is A350-1000, and from Feb its B777-300ER with q-suite

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  11. Hi there we booked AMS-DPS-AMS for christmas as it was advertised with Q-suites, still is, but I do not find anyone who has effectively already flown that route with Q-suites. Anyone? Thanks!

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    • QR occasionally flies a Qsuites equipped B777-300 on the DOH-DPS route, as was the case today with flight QR960.

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