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Despite publishing a list covering routes on which Qsuites will be available, it seems to be partly incomplete and out of date.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.
- Current QSuite offers
- Indonesia: €1,672 from Amsterdam in Business Class with Qatar and Emirates
- All Qsuite flights: €2,424 / $2,743 from Los Angeles to Singapore
- Qatar Business Class: €1,308 for Cape Town + Asia from Scandinavia
- Qatar Airways Qsuites & Business Class Sale: Eastern Europe to Asia starting at €1,219
- Qatar Airways Business Class: Cape Town & Singapore starting at €1,536/NOK 15,307 from Oslo
- Will there be Qsuite service on my flight?
Current QSuite offers
The QSuite is currently offered for the following destinations from Doha:
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.
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 77/78|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 69/70|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 57/58|
|Airbus A350-900||QR 95/96|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 273/274|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 37/38|
|Airbus A350-900||QR 171/172|
*Only once or twice weekly a Qsuite fitted 777 finds her way to Berlin. Most flights are operated without Qsuites.
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 830/831|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 572/573|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 556/557|
(mostly LATAM, no QSuite)
|Hong Kong [HKG]||Boeing 777-300ER||QR 816/815|
|Maledives [MLE]||Airbus A350-900||QR 672/673|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 870/871|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 892/895|
|Singapore [SIN]||Boeing 777-300ER|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 806/807|
|Airbus A350-1000||QR 812/813|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 906/907|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 906/907|
|Boeing 777-200LR||QR 920/921|
*Flights from Doha to Auckland may be operated by 777-200LR without Qsuite equipment. However, there are only two planes with regular Business Class left. Those will probably be retrofitted over the next months.
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 725/726|
|New York [JFK]|
|Airbus A350-1000||QR 701/702|
|Washington D.C. [IAD]|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 707/708|
|Los Angeles [LAX]|
|Boeing 777-300ER||QR 729/730|
|Sao Paulo [GRU]|
|Boeing 777-200LR||QR 773/774|
|Buenos Aires [EZE]|
|Boeing 777-200LR||QR 773/774|
via Sao Paulo
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.
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: 25 of 48 Planes = 52%
- Boeing 777-200LR: 7 of 9 Planes = 78%
- Airbus A350-900: 8 of 33 Planes = 25%
- Airbus A350-1000: 8 of 8 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.
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:
It is expected to take one up to two years before the entire Boeing 777-300ER fleet is equipped with Qsuites.
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:
We expect the remaining two planes to be retrofitted during Summer 2019.
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:
- A7-AMK (not yet delivered)
Currently there are no plans to retrofit the remaining A350-900, since there are just four years old or even younger.
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.
- A7-ANI (not yet delivered)
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?
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:
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!Cover Picture: © Qatar Airways