A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Miami would be getting Qatar Airways Qsuites for a limited time, though there’s a further positive development on this front.
Basics Of Qatar Airways Qsuites
Qsuites is Qatar Airways’ exceptional business class product, which debuted in June 2017. The airline has been working on rolling out this new product throughout much of their fleet, and it looks like Qsuites will soon be available to a destination near and dear to my heart.
Qatar Airways Qsuites
Which Planes Feature Qsuites?
In addition to newly delivered planes featuring the new product, the airline has also been working on retrofitting the new seats on existing planes. As it stands:
- Qsuites are available on all A350-1000s
- Qsuites are available on select A350-900s, 777-200LRs, and 777-300ERs
Select Qatar Airways 777s feature Qsuites
Which US Routes Feature Qsuites?
Qatar Airways’ US destinations include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.
As of now, the airline offers Qsuites on flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.
In other words, that means that just Atlanta and Miami don’t feature Qsuites. As a Miami resident, I’ve sure been sad that “my” city has been one of the only ones not to feature Qsuites.
Miami Will Get A350-1000 With Qsuites
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Qatar Airways has scheduled an A350-1000 to operate their Doha to Miami route from August 1 through October 24, 2020.
The positive development is that this aircraft change has now been extended through the end of the schedule, so it looks like Miami will be getting A350-1000 service from August 1 onwards, with no end in sight for this aircraft swap. That’s fantastic news.
This flight operates with the following schedule:
QR777 Doha to Miami departing 8:25AM arriving 4:50PM
QR778 Miami to Doha departing 7:10PM arriving 4:20PM (+1 day)
This is exciting both because the A350-1000 is a gorgeous plane, but most importantly because this guarantees that the route will feature Qsuites. Yay!
Qatar Airways’ A350-1000 business class
As a point of comparison, currently Qatar Airways operates an A350-900 on the Miami route, featuring their old reverse herringbone seats (which are still good, though among my least favorite reverse herringbone seats out there).
Qatar Airways’ A350-900 business class
For a comparison of the two products:
- Here’s a review of Qatar Airways’ A350-1000 Qsuites business class
- Here’s a review of Qatar Airways’ A350-900 reverse herringbone business class
Redeem Miles For Qatar Airways Qsuites
If you want to redeem miles for travel on this route, business class award availability is really good, and I see seats on about half of dates.
The best value for redeeming for this would be to book through American AAdvantage:
- You can redeem 70,000 miles for a one-way business class ticket between the US and the Middle East/India
- You can redeem 75,000 miles for a one-way business class ticket between the US and Africa
Anyone plan on flying Qatar Qsuites between Miami and Doha?