August 9, 2017
Qatar’s new Qsuite from Doha-Paris launching September 23
Qatar announced its best Business Class seats to date back in March. The new seats come in a 1-2-1 cabin configuration, offer sliding doors to ensure passenger privacy, and of course fully recline into lie-flat beds. Perhaps the coolest feature is the ability to combine the two center seats into a double bed! This was something previously available only on a select few First Class airlines.
In a crazy industry first, the center Qsuites can also be opened up to form a four person ‘living room.’ This would be ideal if you’re traveling with a spouse and children. Qatar is slowly retrofitting its aircraft with the new seats. It launched its first Qsuite route in the beginning of the summer from Doha-London.
We now know that Qatar is planning on bringing the new Business Class seats to its Doha-Paris route on September 23, 2017. They’ve already loaded the new seating configuration into the system on the Boeing 777-330ER operating that route. Given that September 23 is still a long way away, Qatar could still swap this aircraft for another if its plans change. It look like the Qsuites are a go as of now.
Ideally, we’d like to book this for free using airlines miles. It appears that Qatar hasn’t opened up any award availability on this flight, so your only option right now is to book it with cash. If you want to prepare for when these new seats are made available to book with miles, you can check out my guide to booking Qatar Business Awards for tips!