Tune In: Qatar Airways Is Unveiling Their New Business Class In Less Than An Hour

Tune In: Qatar Airways Is Unveiling Their New Business Class In Less Than An Hour

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The day is finally here! In less than an hour, Qatar Airways is revealing their much anticipated “super business class.”

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Qatar Airways’ chief, Akbar Al Baker, will be revealing the new product in Berlin at 11AM (which is 5AM ET). Best of all, you can tune in for the event on Qatar Airways’ Facebook page, as they’ll be broadcasting the event through Facebook live.

We know that Qatar Airways’ new business class will feature fully enclosed suites, though not much more. Delta announced last year that they’d introduce fully enclosed suites in business class on their A350s, so Qatar Airways was beaten to the punch on that. However, maybe Qatar Airways will take the concept to the next level.

It’s entirely possible that Qatar Airways’ new business class will be truly revolutionary. It’s also entirely possible it will be just like Delta’s, only with different finishes.

If you’re awake and have the time, I’d highly recommend tuning in. I’m sitting at my computer and will be watching live (thank goodness I’m in Asia, where it’s a civilized hour). If nothing else, Al Baker is quite a character, so this should be entertaining, especially if they have a Q&A.

So, any last minute predictions? Will Qatar Airways’ new business class be revolutionary, or nah?

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  1. emercycrite Guest

    You didn't get invited to Berlin?

  2. Mike Thompson Guest

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAqBd5elC6Y

    Looks great for a family of 4 to travel together if you can grab the middle seats.

  3. Tony Guest

    And a rather good video on their YT channel

  4. Justin Guest

    What kind of moron would design a product that couldn't fit in an aircraft that A) they have firm orders for 60 of B) is only 4 inches narrower (cabin width) than the A350?

  5. Will Guest

    Lucky, there's a Youtube video now:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yhZDsctiZg

  6. Fredrik Guest

    Pictures are starting to emerge (at least on Qatar Facebook)
    Looks like a very enhanced British Airways Club World.
    Not sure about the length of the legroom thogh...

  7. Mike Member

    and more on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/qatarairways/status/839421320215539712

  8. Tony Guest

    There is 1 photo on their facebook page if you want

  9. Mike Member

    They just posted a photo to fb
    https://www.facebook.com/qatarairways/photos/a.374409162578010.91246.198317336853861/1486767904675458/?type=3&theater

  10. lucky OMAAT

    The live video ended, that was it?!?! OMG!

  11. Paul Diamond

    While Qatar's feed seems to have died, Business Traveller is quoting that this seat:

    “…will be across the fleet in B777s and A350s, and we have a new seat development for the B787s as this new seat can’t fit in the 787,”

  12. Tony Guest

    That was.... underwhelming. Between the lighting, the smoke and the camera clearly not giving a damn about the product....

  13. Alex G Guest

    Best moment was his excellency walking by with the godfather playing and many admirers shaking hands with the paparazzi in tow.

    Other than that, a terrible reveal with over-the-top cheese (the "activation" with the iPad? come on!) and piss poor filming quality.

    New seat looks quite good though!

  14. Craig Guest

    agreed on worst stream ever - bit of a rugby scrum of PR and press rather than showing off the suite. From what you can actually see of the Q suite it looks very nice and an improvement on the current offering. Having flown the current Qatar seat on their A380, 787 and A350 a couple of months ago I was very impressed and this will take it to the next level in terms space and of privacy (which the current seat lacks.)

  15. Mike Thompson Guest

    @Mike I think Qatar arguably already had the best biz product. So any improvements just solidifies this standing.

  16. Mike Member

    I'm loving all the angry facebook reactions at the video production

    Lucky, this look like new best biz class hard product?

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ Mike -- Could be, but haven't seen enough of it to be able to tell. Can there be a press release already with professional pictures?!

  17. lucky OMAAT

    Okay, seriously, this is ridiculous. The product looks amazing, but this has to be the worst streaming reveal I've ever seen.

  18. Mackie Guest

    Not interested in the women playing violin, which is 90% of the feed. The other 10% is a static camera with no real access to the product. Go figure.

  19. Mike Member

    "Not sure about the subtlety of playing the theme from “The Godfather” as His Excellency swans by…"

    @Paul dying XD

  20. Paul Diamond

    Not sure about the subtlety of playing the theme from "The Godfather" as His Excellency swans by...

  21. Mike Thompson Guest

    They should take some notes from Apple's unveilings. I don't imagine anyone on stream came to watch the musical performers.

  22. Thomas Guest

    Looks like the Fusio Suite.

  23. Paul Diamond

    Yeah, I like that very much. :)

    Now, let's hear when it'll be rolled out across the entire fleet...

  24. Mike Member

    Looks pretty amazing from the 10% actually visible... Too bad the Qatar video operator can't let us see anything at all!

    You'd think they'd give higher priority to their own camera crews

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ Mike -- Exactly. Looks amazing, but sheesh...

  25. Jon New Member

    Here's hoping at least one of the deals on the 777 booked in Jan has it!

  26. James C Guest

    I guess it'll be fundamentally the same as that on Delta. Probably the same seat manufacturer but with different "personal touches". ;)

  27. Mike Member

    As someone with several upcoming QR 777 business class trips coming up... I sure hope so!

    Lucky, thoughts on how quickly they'll roll out the updates?

    1. lucky OMAAT

      @ Mike -- It'll be several months before the first plane with the new product is flying, so I wouldn't count on it being consistently available anytime soon. Hopefully we find out more in an hour!

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emercycrite Guest

You didn't get invited to Berlin?

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Mike Thompson Guest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAqBd5elC6Y Looks great for a family of 4 to travel together if you can grab the middle seats.

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Tony Guest

And a rather good video on their YT channel

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