Qatar Airways’ Qsuites debuted between Doha and London Heathrow as of June 2017. Since then they’ve also started offering Qsuites to Paris, New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Seoul Incheon, and Chicago. On top of that we know that Qsuites will be available to Frankfurt as of May 1, 2018.
Qatar Airways has now announced their next Qsuites destination, and it’s also the first ever destination they flew to in China. Specifically, Qatar Airways will offer Qsuites between Doha and Shanghai as of May 15, 2018. The airline presently operates once daily Boeing 777-300ER flights (featuring their old business class), though as of May that flight will be operated by a 777-300ER with Qsuites.
The schedule for that flight is as follows:
QR870 Doha to Shanghai departing 2:25AM arriving 4:20PM
QR871 Shanghai to Doha departing 11:50PM arriving 5:00AM (+1 day)
The flight covers a distance of ~4,200 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 8hr55min eastbound, and 10hr10min westbound.
In case you do plan on taking this Doha to Shanghai flight, there’s always a chance that there’s a schedule change. Qatar Airways has been doing a fairly good job managing expectations when it comes to Qsuites routes, though you never know.
Not only does Qatar Airways have excellent paid business class fares, but they have really good business class award availability between Doha and Shanghai, so you should have no trouble finding award seats on this flight.
If you want to redeem miles for this flight, you’ll get the best value through American AAdvantage. They charge just 40,000 miles for one-way business class between Asia and the Middle East, or for 75,000 miles you could travel between Asia and Europe (connecting in Doha). There are no carrier imposed surcharges on these tickets.
I had the chance to fly Qsuites between New York and Doha earlier this year, and had an incredible flight. As far as I’m concerned this is by far the world’s best business class, between the excellent seats, amenities, food, drinks, and service.
Qatar Airways’ Qsuites 777 business class cabin
Anyone plan to fly Qsuites to/from Shanghai?