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 Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.
In mid-March Qatar Airways updated their seatmaps to indicate that they’d offer Qsuites to Philadelphia as of June 1, 2019. However, it looks like that has now been delayed. Originally they were going to fly an A350-900 to Philadelphia for most of the summer, but now they’re instead going to fly a 777-300ER.
Qatar Airways has officially announced that they’ll offer Qsuites to Philadelphia as of September 1, 2019.
As of that date the route will be operated by an A350-900, featuring 36 business class seats and 247 economy seats.
I think at this point it’s probably highly likely they’ll stick to the schedule, given that they’re formally announced it. However, I should note that aircraft assignments are always subject to change, so just as we’ve seen it change once, we could see it change again.
When you book, you’ll want to make sure that your 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)
Unfortunately at the moment there’s not much business class award availability on Qatar Airways for flights between the US and Doha, though hopefully that changes soon.
When there is availability, 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.
Anyone plan on flying Qatar Qsuites between Philadelphia and Doha?