After a slow start, Qatar Airways is rapidly adding QSuites to various routes. As well as fitting Airbus A350-1000s (and Boeing 777-300s) with QSuites, they have also started installing QSuites on A350-900s, as I found out the hard way, and Boeing 777-200s.
Though some destinations they have added QSuites to seem a little random, Qatar has understandably been mainly adding the new seats to high value, high profile destinations like London, New York and Hong Kong.
Singapore has seen some QSuites flights already, but is about to get a great upgrade, which I believe means it will have more QSuites seats than any other destination.
Qatar flies to Singapore three times daily using different types of Airbus A350 aircraft.
Earlier this month, Qatar Airways gradually upgraded two of the daily flights to the A350-1000 aircraft, which features QSuites. The other flight, QR942/943 is operated by an A350-900, which has the reverse herringbone seats in business class instead.
From March 31, 2019, all three daily flights between Doha and Singapore will be operated by Airbus A350-1000 aircraft featuring QSuites.
I realise some other destinations that have fewer frequencies may already hold the title of ‘all QSuites destinations’ too, such as Canberra or Washington, but I believe Singapore will be the only destination featuring three QSuites flights per day.
That means 138 QSuites seats in each direction, each day.
London and Bangkok do have more frequencies, but are served by a diverse mix of aircraft that constantly changes anyway.
The route has excellent award availability — I can see plenty of days where all three flights have at least two Qsuites award seats available. On some days all three flights have four award seats available, which is incredible availability for what is the world’s best business class.
This is an excellent use of AAdvantage miles at just 40,000 miles each way, per person, with no fuel surcharges.
Qatar is finally getting to the stage of their rollout where it’s pretty easy to find QSuites flights and even better, their award availability is very generous.
It’s also great for passengers to have product consistency, rather than scouring seat maps and aircraft registrations to see what product they will get (barring any last minute operational equipment swaps of course).
I know we go on about QSuites a lot here at OMAAT, and that is because Ben and I have both flown it and both think it is without question the world’s best business class.
Have you flown QSuites yet?