Qatar Airways Qsuites Coming To Philadelphia

Qsuites, which is Qatar Airways’ exceptional business class product (and I’d argue the best business class product in the world), debuted in June 2017.


Qatar Airways 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. Qsuites are available on select Boeing 777-300ERs, select Boeing 777-200LRs, select Airbus A350-900s, and all Airbus A350-1000s.

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 Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, and plans to offer Qsuites to Boston as of March 31, 2019.

Well, the airline has now revealed the next destination to get Qsuites. Qatar Airways will offer Qsuites on the their daily flight between Doha and Philadelphia as of June 1, 2019.

Initially the flight will only feature Qsuites every other day, and then as of June 12 the route will feature Qsuites daily. Qatar Airways flies to Philadelphia with an Airbus A350-900, and the route will continue to feature that plane. Qatar’s A350s feature 36 business class seats and 247 economy seats.

I’d note that this aircraft assignment remains subject to change. For that matter the airline hasn’t even officially announced plans for Qsuites on the route, but rather has just updated the seatmap (which is what they’ve done for many routes). So when you book, make sure the seatmap looks like this:

And not like this:

This route operates with the following schedule:

QR727 Doha to Philadelphia departing 7:55AM arriving 2:55PM
QR728 Philadelphia to Doha departing 9:00PM arriving 4:40PM (+1 day)

This route has a fair bit of business class award availability, though it’s not incredible (some route sometimes have an insane amount of availability, and that’s not the case here). But there is still quite a bit of space, and it’s a great use of American miles.

You can redeem just 70,000 AAdvantage miles one-way, which is an incredible deal. There are no carrier imposed surcharges on these redemptions, and you can continue onwards to anywhere in the Middle East or India at the same mileage cost. Alternatively for 75,000 miles total you can fly all the way to Africa.

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Anyone plan on flying Qatar Qsuites between Philadelphia and Doha?

(Tip of the hat to Matt)

Comments

  1. If you find space from PHL-DOH, how would you add another segment? Or would it be booked as a separate itinerary?

  2. In the past 2 months I found most of the AA.com-displayed 70k Qatar availabilities from JFK and ORD being phantom spaces. Every time I clicked on the “availability”, the “no longer available” message popped up. I checked it daily for JFK-CMB. Disappointing. Were availabilities via CDG, but the JFK-CDG segment was on economy.

  3. The A350 isn’t flying to Dallas until July 1, but QSuites are already on the route in a 777. I’m booked in a few weeks!

  4. @_ar. Thanks. Didn’t think of that. I thought that if it is phantom on one site, it will be the same everywhere. Will check it.

  5. Philadelphia won’t be the only US Destination with Q Suites on an A350-900. On March 8 I flew JFK-DOH in one equipped with Q Suites (morning flight). It was a -900, not a -1000, and according to OAG, it wasn’t an equipment swap. I had booked the seat (rear -facing “real” window) long ago.

  6. But interestingly, it had “standard” window covers and not the cool multi-blades up and down blinds sandwiched within the glass. For a second I wondered whether I wasn’t on a 777 but the safety cards clearly mentioned A350-900. I even wondered whether I was not in a re-painted LATAM aircraft. I wasn’t. I didn’t know these window covers existed on the A350.

  7. I just pray that Qatar doesn’t leave Oneworld. That would totally screw people in terms of being able to redeem AA miles for Q Suites.

  8. While IAH already has Qsuites on the 777, it looks like the route is behing changed to the A350-1000 with Qsuites starting in July. Just got a schedule change. Even better aircraft!

  9. Yes, give USA 50000 Qsuites routes, but don’t give one to Auckland. Why the fuck would the longest route need them, right, better feed some more to USA.

  10. Yes, let’s give USA 1000-th Qsuites route. Why would Auckland need it, longest route, pfff. Better cover all cities in USA that are one hour from each other with it.

  11. Don’t trust the AA inventory. It shows business saver, but its mostly economy that is showing up in the calendar wrong. There is almost zero QR business award ticket availability for AA miles to/from US destinations.

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