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Posted 08 de March de 2017 - 12:50
First Qsuite flights in June
The new-gen business class suites will predictably fly the flag on the Airbus A350-1000, for which Qatar is the global launch customer.
Qatar Airways will also "aggressively retrofit" the new suites across its Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 fleets.
The first Qatar Airways jet to fly the Qsuites will be a factory-fresh Boeing 777-300ER on the Doha-London route from June.
Different Qsuites for the superjumbo, Dreamliner?
The Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 will see a similar-but-different skew of the seat – with the same emphasis on privacy – because the initial version of Qsuite won't fit onto the narrower Boeing 787 and isn't compatible with the curved walls of the A380's upper deck, where Qatar has its superjumbo business class.
Speaking with Australian Business Traveller at ITB Berlin, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, confirmed these Qsuites would be more so a "tweak" when compared with the A350 and Boeing 777 product , rather than another revolution entirely.
"You will (still) have 100% privacy, so when you are within your space you will be able to be totally independent from other passengers," Al Baker explains.
Qatar Airways will retain first class only on its Airbus A380 superjumbos, with all other aircraft topping out at business class.
Edited by TheJoker, 08 de March de 2017 - 12:50 .
Posted 13 de June de 2017 - 01:16
by David Flynn | June 13, 2017
EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways will load the front of its new Airbus A350-1000 with 46 of its Qsuite business class suites when the airline takes delivery of the stretched jet by the end of this year, but trim the premium cabin to just two dozen suites in its 'high-density' Boeing 777-300ER.
The innovative Qsuite design includes 53 inch (1.35m) tall privacy doors for all suites, with selected pairs of middle suites able to be jouned as a double bed...
A configuration plan sighted by Australian Business Traveller reveals the following layouts for Qatar Airways' Airbus A350 and Boeing 777-300 fleets.
The first Boeing 777-300ER with the new Qsuites will take wing on June 24 as the QR7/QR8 service flying between Doh and London Heathrow, with routes to Paris and New York said to be next on the list.
This 'classic' Boeing 777-300ER layout – and that of the longer range Boeing 777-200LR – will be 42 Qsuites in business class, arranged as follows:
Qatar Airways will begin retrofitting its existing A350-900 jets over the coming months with 36 Qsuites – the same number as its current business class configuration – and 247 economy seats.
The Airbus A350-900 aircraft will have 16 forward-facing and 20 rear-facing business class suites, with capacity for five double beds or four quad suites.
The larger Airbus A350-1000 will sport 46 Qsuites and 281 economy seats. The business class suites will be divided into 22 forward-facing and 26 rear-facing business class suites, with the middle suites able to convert to six double beds and six quad suites.
However, Qatar's 'high-density' Boeing 777-300ER aircraft – used on routes with less demand for premium travel – will pare the Qsuites back to 24 (with 12 forward-facing and 12 rear-facing, three double beds or three quads) with 388 economy seats.
Edited by TheJoker, 13 de June de 2017 - 01:17 .
Posted 23 de May de 2018 - 09:25
by David Flynn | May 23, 2018
Qatar Airways is now adding its superb Qsuite business class suites to the airline's long-range Boeing 777-200LR jets, which will bring the best-in-class seats closer to the 17+ hour Auckland-Doha route.
The first of Qatar's nine Boeing 777-200LRs to be fitted with the Qsuites will make its debut on flights to Houston on June 2, 2018.
This will see 42 of the cosy cribs replace the current (also 42 in number) 2-2-2 sleepers shown below.
Qatar's Boeing 777-200LR fleet is also tasked with ultra-long flights to Auckland, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.
Qatar is slated to bring the Qsuites onto its Doha-Sydney-Canberra service around the middle of this year, which will make the route and the airline especially tempting to travellers who usually fly with Gulf competitors Emirates and Etihad as well as with fellow Oneworld partner Qantas.
The Qsuites are also flying on some Boeing 777-300ERs and Airbus A350-900s, and all Airbus A350-1000 jets, from Doha to the likes of London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Chicago.
Posted 20 de September de 2018 - 02:53
O único 77L da QR que tem o QSuite tem ficado fixo no voo pra IAH, alguma contingência/necessidade operacional deve ter feito ele vir pra GRU.
Posted 20 de September de 2018 - 14:16
A Qatar Airways estreará a classe executiva QSuite na América do Sul. O voo inaugural acontece no dia 1 de dezembro, em rota de Guarulhos (SP) a Buenos Aires (Ezeiza). O objetivo da companhia é levar um novo padrão de luxo nos voos entre o Brasil e a Argentina. O conceito foi lançado anteriormente na Europa, América do Norte, Ásia e Austrália.
A novidade já havia sido anunciada em março do ano passado, mas a aérea postergou a implementação na rota que sai de Doha e passa em São Paulo e Buenos Aires.
“Estamos entusiasmados por reafirmar o forte compromisso com nossos clientes de classe executiva que viajam de e para a América do Sul, fazendo com que desfrutem de uma experiência de primeira classe”, comemora o CEO da Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker. “É um marco importante tanto para nós quanto para a região, pois estamos trazendo ainda mais inovação, luxo e opção aos passageiros de Turismo e negócios.”
Posted 20 de September de 2018 - 14:22
Qatar Offering Qsuites To Sao Paulo As Of December 2018
Qatar Airways’ Qsuites debuted between Doha and London Heathrow as of June 2017. The airline has been working on retrofitting existing planes with Qsuites, and also has taken delivery of new planes featuring the product.
So far Qsuites are available on select Boeing 777-300ERs, select Airbus A350-900s, and all Airbus A350-1000s. While this new product is exciting, as James has noted, Qatar’s rollout of planes with the new seats has been disappointingly slow.
In my opinion the one plane most in need of the new Qsuites is the Boeing 777-200LR. Qatar Airways has nine of these aircraft in their fleet, and they operate the longest routes, including to Auckland, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sao Paulo (connecting to Buenos Aires).
This spring Qatar Airways reconfigured their first 777-200LR with Qsuites, which they began flying every other day between Doha and Houston as of June.
The big question has been when the next 777-200LR would get Qsuites. I’ve been tracking the tail numbers of Qatar’s 777-200LRs, and haven’t noticed any planes being taken out of service to be reconfigured.
Qatar Airways has now revealed the next 777-200LR route to get Qsuites… and unfortunately it’s not Auckland or Los Angeles.
Qatar Airways will begin offering Qsuites to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires as of December 1, 2018. That flight operates with the following schedule:
QR773 Doha to Sao Paulo departing 7:20AM arriving 6:20PM
QR773 Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires departing 7:30PM arriving 9:20PM
QR774 Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo departing 10:40PM arriving 2:10AM (+1 day)
QR774 Sao Paulo to Doha departing 3:40AM arriving 11:55PM
The route will feature Qsuites every other day, which suggests to me that they’re using a single aircraft for the rotation.
Qatar Airways says that with this development, they’re now offering Qsuites to five continents (the only two continents without Qsuites being Africa and of course Antarctica).
Qatar’s 777-200LR is maintaining the same 42 business class seats they currently have.
he bad news is that as Qatar Airways reconfigures these 777-200LRs, they’re going from nine to 10 seats per row in economy. Qatar Airways started the process of densifying their 777s in 2015, though at the time they said they’d only reconfigure the -300 series aircraft, and not the -200 series aircraft. Obviously they’ve changed their mind since then.
Interestingly Qatar Airways continues to show the 777-200LR with Qsuites flying to Houston beyond December 1, and it’s even doing so daily rather than every other day. So it seems to me like the airline will have at least three reconfigured 777-200LRs by December.
Given that, I’m surprised that they’re choosing to maintain Qsuites on the Houston route, rather than adding it to the Auckland or Los Angeles route.
Unfortunately I’m not seeing much award availability on the new Qsuites route. There is however plenty of award availability in business class between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, and you can book that for either 15,000 British Airways Avios or 20,000 American AAdvantage miles.
It’s great to see Qatar Airways expand Qsuites to more 777-200LR aircraft, as these are most in need of the improved interiors. This is exciting for those taking the long flight between Doha and Sao Paulo, and it also presents the opportunity to try Qsuites on the short fifth freedom flight between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Unfortunately I also suspect this means that it will be a while before Auckland or Los Angeles get a 777-200LR with Qsuites.
Edited by TheJoker, 20 de September de 2018 - 14:24 .