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Which Qatar Airways Planes & Routes Have Qsuites?

Qatar Airways is well-known for being a world class airline, no matter which cabin you’re touring in. Qatar Airways might be most well-known for its Qsuites enterprise class, which was first launched in 2017. On this publish I wished to try how one can work out whether or not your aircraft is scheduled to characteristic Qsuites or not, and maximize your odds of getting this enterprise class cabin.

What’s Qatar Airways Qsuites?

Qsuites is the title of Qatar Airways’ enterprise class product that was first launched in 2017. There are various options that make Qsuites nice, together with that every seat has a door, and that there are double beds within the heart part for these touring collectively. I’ve reviewed Qsuites a number of instances, together with on the Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 777-200LR, and Boeing 777-300ER.

Qatar Airways Qsuites on the Airbus A350-1000

Even almost 5 years after Qsuites was launched, this product isn’t but obtainable on all planes. The excellent news is that even if you happen to’re on a flight not that includes Qsuites, you’ll most likely nonetheless have an awesome expertise, as Qatar Airways’ enterprise class tender product is phenomenal.

It’s additionally price remembering that not all new huge physique plane characteristic Qsuites. For instance, Qatar Airways is taking supply of 787-9s that includes new suites in enterprise class, however these aren’t Qsuites. The explanation for the brand new product is that these new seats are lighter, and in addition higher tailor-made to the fuselage of the 787.

Qatar Airways enterprise class on the Boeing 787-9 (not Qsuites)

Which routes have Qatar Airways Qsuites?

There aren’t any routes that 100% constantly characteristic Qsuites. So first let’s speak about how one can work out whether or not your flight is scheduled to characteristic Qsuites, after which we’ll speak about which planes within the fleet characteristic Qsuites.

Search for a enterprise class seatmap with staggered seats

The best method to inform in case your flight is scheduled to be operated with Qsuites is to have a look at the enterprise class seatmap:

  • In case your flight options Qsuites, it can have a staggered configuration with seats alternating between being ahead and rear going through; by staggered configuration I imply {that a} seat in a single row will probably be in a distinct place than in a seat within the subsequent row, as you may see within the under seatmap diagram
  • In case your flight doesn’t characteristic Qsuites, it received’t have a staggered configuration; that’s to say that seats are in the identical place in every row of enterprise class
Qatar Airways Qsuites seatmap

Why there’s a variety of Qsuites inconsistency proper now

Sadly in the meanwhile Qatar Airways has extra inconsistency with Qsuites than ever earlier than. That’s as a result of Qatar Airways has grounded a lot of its A350 fleet, as a result of a dispute with Airbus over the plane fuselage degrading at an accelerated fee.

This has triggered Qatar Airways to floor lots of its A350s, and the airline has additionally stopped taking supply of A350s, tremendously hindering potential progress. Consequently, the airline has needed to get inventive with including capability. This consists of bringing again Airbus A380s, leasing 777s from Cathay Pacific, and leasing A330s from Oman Air. None of those planes characteristic Qsuites.

Qatar Airways is leasing Cathay Pacific 777s with top quality

Final minute plane swaps occur

Even if you happen to guide a aircraft with Qsuites, simply remember that final minute plane swaps can and do occur. You may need the kind of plane for a specific flight swapped, otherwise you may need the identical aircraft with a distinct configuration substituted.

That is occurring each as Qatar Airways takes extra A350s out of service, and because the airline adjusts capability to replicate how worldwide journey demand evolves. So it doesn’t matter what flight you guide, simply be warned that you simply may expertise an plane swap.

Plane swaps do occur at Qatar Airways

Which planes have Qatar Airways Qsuites?

Qatar Airways has fairly a diversified huge physique fleet, together with A380s, A350s, A330s, 787s, and 777s. The provision of Qsuites differs considerably between these plane varieties — in some circumstances all planes have Qsuites, whereas in different circumstances no planes have Qsuites.

So under is the provision of Qsuites by plane kind, ranked from the plane kind with the best proportion of planes with Qsuites, to the plane kind with the bottom proportion of planes with Qsuites.

All Airbus A350-1000s have Qsuites

Qatar Airways at the moment has 19 Airbus A350-1000s, and all of these jets characteristic Qsuites. That is the one plane kind within the fleet the place each single aircraft options Qsuites. It’s only a disgrace that the airline has 21 extra of those jet son order, however these deliveries have been paused for now.

All Qatar Airways A350-1000s have Qsuites

Almost all Boeing 777-200LRs have Qsuites

Qatar Airways has eight Boeing 777-200LRs, and 7 of these characteristic Qsuites (the opposite options enterprise class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration). So whereas it’s not assured, you’ve gotten superb odds (~88%) of getting Qsuites when flying the 777-200LR.

Almost all Qatar Airways 777-200LRs have Qsuites

Most Boeing 777-300ERs have Qsuites

The Boeing 777-300ER is the spine of Qatar Airways’ fleet, because the provider has 52 of those, together with the 4 at the moment being leased from Cathay Pacific. Of those planes, 38 characteristic Qsuites (~73%), 10 characteristic Qatar Airways’ previous 2-2-2 enterprise class (~19%), and 4 characteristic Cathay Pacific’s 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration (~8%).

Some time again Qatar Airways had a better proportion of 777-300ERs with Qsuites, however a number of the 777s with the previous enterprise class have been introduced again into service as a result of A350s being grounded.

Qatar Airways’ “previous” Boeing 777-300ER enterprise class

Most Airbus A350-900s have Qsuites

Qatar Airways has 34 Airbus A350-900s, although in the meanwhile a majority of them (roughly 20) are grounded because of the A350 floor degradation points. The excellent news is that roughly 10 Airbus A350-900s characteristic Qsuites, and to my data almost all of these planes are flying (since they’re additionally the most recent A350s, and presumably have the fewest points).

So whereas a majority of Qatar Airways’ A350-900 fleet doesn’t characteristic Qsuites, a majority of the planes at the moment flying do.

Qatar Airways’ “previous” Airbus A350-900 enterprise class

No Boeing 787s have Qsuites

Qatar Airways has 37 Boeing 787s, together with 30 Boeing 787-8s and 7 Boeing 787-9s (with many extra to be delivered). None of those characteristic Qsuites.

Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787-8s characteristic fairly commonplace reverse herringbone seats (much like the previous A350 configuration above), whereas Boeing 787-9s characteristic an all new enterprise class that isn’t Qsuites.

Qatar Airways enterprise class on the Boeing 787-9 (not Qsuites)

No Airbus A380s have Qsuites

Qatar Airways had deliberate to retire its fleet of 10 Airbus A380s, however introduced again 5 because of the A350 groundings. These planes don’t characteristic Qsuites in enterprise class, however slightly characteristic reverse herringbone seats, much like what you’ll discover on some A350-900s and all 787-8s. On the plus aspect, the A380 does have an onboard bar.

Qatar Airways’ Airbus A380 enterprise class bar

No Airbus A330s have Qsuites

Qatar Airways was imagined to retire its fleet of 14 Airbus A330s, together with six A330-200s and eight A330-300s. The planes are nonetheless in service because of the A350 groundings, although. They’re primarily used for regional flights, and have a 2-2-2 configuration. So no A330s have Qsuites, and there aren’t plans for any A330s to get Qsuites.

Qatar Airways’ Airbus A330 enterprise class

As talked about above, Qatar Airways can also be leasing some A330s from Oman Air, and these characteristic a superior product in enterprise class. They’ve Apex Suites, that are in a 2-2-2 configuration.

Oman Air’s Airbus A330 enterprise class

Backside line

Qatar Airways is understood for its wonderful Qsuites enterprise class. Whereas we’re developing on 5 years because the product was launched, you received’t but discover this on all the provider’s lengthy haul jets. For that matter, Qatar Airways has launched a brand new 787 enterprise class product since then, so there aren’t even plans to put in Qsuites on all jets.

Admittedly the share of planes with Qsuites has been adversely impacted by the A350 groundings, as Qatar Airways now has fairly a diversified fleet. Hopefully the above is a minimum of a helpful rundown of what to anticipate by way of your odds of getting Qsuites.

What has your expertise been with Qatar Airways’ reliability for not swapping planes?

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