The Ultimate Guide to QSuites [Routes, Booking, Seats]

Qatar Airways is the top airline in the world and now has the best business class in the world with QSuites. 

These suites have the ability to close the door to give you privacy. You can also combine two suites to create a double bed, or combine four into a four-person family or work area. 

This page will detail (1) how to tell if your plane has QSuites, (2) how to book QSuites, (3) what routes have QSuites, and (4) which seats to book.

How to Tell if Your Plane is Equipped With QSuites

Qatar has equipped the following planes with QSuites:

None of Qatar Airways’ Airbus A380s (10 planes), Boeing 787 Dreamliners (30 planes), or Airbus A330s (25 planes) feature QSuites, with no current plans to retrofit any of these aircraft. However, Qatar is in the process of retrofitting many of the Boeing 777 aircraft.
 

A list of the QSuites routes are below. You can also double-check whether your flight has QSuites by searching your flight on Qatar Airways’ website. If you see an icon with a grey “Q”, then your flight has QSuites. You should search segment by segment (e.g., PHL to DOH; DOH to BKK) so that you can whether QSuites is on each flight since the icon will display if one of your flight in QSuites. 

Alternatively, you could search your entire route and when you click the circle for business, the box will expand showing what kind of seats are on each flight.  

As you can see below the Philadelphia route does not have QSuites, but the one stop option (DOH-BOS-PHL) has QSuites for one segment. 

Finding QSuites

You can also verify that you specific flight has QSuites for free be creating a free Expert Flyer account. After signing in, select “Create Seat Alert” and fill out the correct information including flight number, airline (QR), origin, and destination.

Seat Map of Airline with QSuites

A plane with QSuites will have a seat map that looks like this. The seat map details the space between the seats. However, the Expert Flyer seat map does not detail which seats face forward and which seats face backwards, so check the Seat Guru Seat Maps above.

Seat Map of Airline without QSuites

Finding QSuite Award Space

You can see QSuite award space using one of the following websites: British AirwaysQantas, or American Airlines.

I prefer using British Airways’ website. It offers the most accurate and up to date look at award space on Qatar Airways, plus you can see award space before about 3 weeks before American Airlines’ website. However, you will need to search by segment (e.g. JFK to DOH; DOH to CPT) and a specific day. 

To search award space on British Airways you will need to create a free account if you don’t have one. Then select Book — Book a Flight with Avios. 

Finding Qatar Airways Award Space Using British Airways Avios

American Airlines is another option to check award space. The big advantage of searching on American’s website is that you can see the entire calendar. However, American’s system is not as accurate as British Airways’, especially when booking well in advance. You will need to click through several screens to where you enter passenger information to ensure that the award space is actually real.

If you want to search QSuite, I suggest you first search a flight to or from Doha and select “Non-stop only.” This eliminates connecting flights on British Airways (that carry high fuel surcharges and taxes). Once you find a flight that has real award space, try entering your full route using the search.

Booking QSuites with Points

The demand for QSuites is very high. Many people want to use their points to book QSuites to ensure that they have an amazing trip while they are in the air. Qatar Airways also regularly prices QSuites at very reasonable cash prices (around $2,500 roundtrip to Africa, India, or Asia), which also increases the demand for QSuites. 

You can book QSuites using the points from any OneWorld partner. These partners include American AirlinesBritish AirwaysCathay Pacific (Asia Miles)Japan Airlines, and Qantas.

The most popular way to book QSuites is with American Airlines points. Qatar Airways typically has high fuel surcharges, which American Airlines does not charge for. So you can book a one-way QSuite flight from the USA to Africa for under twenty dollars in taxes and fees. 

You can use American Airlines points to book awards from the USA/Canada to Africa, the Middle East, or the “Indian Subcontinent” (Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).  A trip to Asia, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand would price out as separate awards, which would almost double the price. 

The cost in American Airlines points would be:

  • 75,000 points one way from the USA to Africa.
  • 70,000 points one way from the USA to the Middle East.
  • 70,000 points one-way from the USA to the Indian Subcontinent.

No stopovers are allowed, so your time in Doha will have to be under 24 hours. 

You can book awards on Qatar Airways on AA.com up to 331 days before departure (all flights must be 331 days away, so calculate 331 days from your connecting flight), but watch out for “phantom award space.”  

I recently booked five people (including myself) on QSuites down to Capetown, South Africa. Capetown is a very popular destination, so I knew I had to book the award as the calendar opened 331 days out (or 330 days when you factor in the connecting flight the next day that leaves 331 days out) . I used British Airways’ award system to figure out in advance which routes would be bookable soon on AA.com (our preferred departure airport of LAX had no award spaces for weeks). 

The award calendar opened up at midnight central US time, but all of my bookings failed at the payment screen for some reason. Luckily, the following morning I was able to book 4 people out of O’Hare and one person out of New York-JFK to Capetown with a long layover in Doha (there was an option with short layover, which was taken by someone when I was having trouble with AA.com). 

On the return, there was only two QSuites seats the entire week into all eight possible North American cities. So I grabbed those two seats and the other seats were on Etihad using American points (also bookable online).  

Qatar Airways release most of their seats when the calendar opens, but they also release seats at random times 3-5 months before departure in order to fill the premium cabins. 

If you are worried about someone stealing your award space, you could place an “Award Hold” (on the final payment screen on AA.com) for the USA to Doha route 331 days in advance and then call in and add your next stop when that flight becomes bookable the next day.

Americas QSuites Routes

Boston (BOS)
  • QR743- Departs Doha at 07:55 and arrives in Boston at 14:20 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR744- Departs Boston at 22:05 and arrives in Doha the next day at 18:05 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 12 hours from Boston, and 13 hours and 25 minutes from Doha. 
Buenos Aires (EZE) and Sao Paulo (GRU)
  • Qatar flies Doha t0 Sao Paulo and then continues to Buenos Aires.
  • QR 773- Departs Doha at 07:10 and arrives in Buenos Aires 18:20, and then departs Buenos Aires at 19:30 and arrives at Sao Paulo at 21:20 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 774- Departs Buenos Aires at 22:40 and arrives the next day in Sao Paulo at 02:10, and then departs Sao Paulo at 03:05 and arrives in Doha at 23:40.
  • Travel time is 14 hours and 35 minutes from Sao Paulo, and 16 hours and 10 minutes from Doha.  

Chicago (ORD)

  • QR725- Departs Doha at 06:55 and arrives in Chicago at 13:25 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR726- Departs Chicago at 18:50 and arrives in Doha the next day at 16:20 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 13 hours and 30 minutes from Chicago, and 14 hours and 30 minutes from Doha. 

Dallas (DFW)

  • QR 729- Departs Doha at 07:50 and arrives in Dallas at 15:45 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 730- Departs Dallas at 18:10 and arrives the next day in Doha at 16:40 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • Travel time from Dallas is 14 hours and 30 minutes, and 15 hours and 55 minutes from Doha. 

Houston (IAH)

  • QR 713- Departs Doha at 07:50 and arrives in Houston at 16:10 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 714- Departs Houston at 18:10 and arrives the next day in Doha at 16:50 on a Airbus A350-1000.
  • Travel time is 14 hours and 40 minutes from Houston, and 16 hours and 20 minutes from Doha. 
Los Angeles (LAX)
  • QR 739- Departs Doha at 07:50 and arrives in Los Angeles at 14:05 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 740- Departs Los Angeles at 15:55 and arrives in Doha the next day at 18:00 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 16 hours and 5 minutes from Los Angeles, and 16 hours and 15 minutes from Doha. 
  • Award space on this route is very hard to find, so don’t plan on being able to book an award on this route.
Montreal (YUL)
  • QR 763- Departs Doha at 08:30 and arrives in Montreal at 14:40 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 764- Departs Montreal at 21:15 and arrives the next day in Doha at 16:30 on a Boeing 777. 
  • Travel time is 12 hours and 15 minutes from Montreal, and 13 hours and 10 minutes from Doha. 
New York (JFK)
  • QR 701- Departs Doha at 08:15 and arrives in New York-JFK at 15:00 on Boeing 777 that will transition to an Airbus A350-1000 in March 2020.
  • QR 703- Departs Doha at 02:15 and arrives in New York- JFK at 09:00 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 702- Departs New York-JFK at 21:00 and arrives in Doha the next day at 16:20 on Boeing 777 that will transition to an Airbus A350-1000 in March 2020.
  • QR 704- Departs New York-JFK at 11:05 and arrives in Doha the next day at 06:20 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • Travel time is 12 hours and 15 minutes from New York-JFK, and 13 hours and 45 minutes from Doha. 
Philadelphia (PHL)
  • QR 727- Departs Doha at 07:55 and arrives in Philadelphia on 14:55 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • QR 728- Departs Philadelphia on 21:00 and arrives the next day in Doha at 16:40 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • QSuites is only on this route from September 2, 2019, to March 28, 2020.
  • Travel time is 12 hours and 40 minutes from Philadelphia, and 14 hours from Doha. 
Washington D.C. (IAD)
  • QR 707- Departs Doha at 08:05 and arrives in Washington D.C. at 15:35 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR708- Departs Washington D.C. at 20:25 and arrives in Doha at 16:15 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 12 hours and 50 minutes from Washington D.C., and 14 hours and 30 minutes from Doha. 

European QSuites Routes

Amsterdam (AMS)
  • QR 273- Departs Doha at 07:50 and arrives in Amsterdam at 13:45 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 274- Departs Amsterdam at 16:15 and arrives in Doha at 23:35 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 6 hours and 20 minutes from Amsterdam, and 6 hours and 55 minutes from Doha.

Berlin (TXL)

  • QR 81- Departs Doha at 07:45 and arrives in Berlin at 12:55 (Tue, Thu & Sat) on a Boeing 777.  
  • QR 77- Departs Doha at 15:10 and arrives in Berlin at 20:20 (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun) on a Boeing 777.  
  • QR 82- Departs Berlin at 17:55 and arrives the next day in Doha at 00:40 (Tue, Thu & Sat) on a Boeing 777.  
  • QR 78- Departs Berlin at 22:30 and arrives the next day in Doha at 05:20 (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun) on a Boeing 777. 
  • Travel times is 5 hours and 50 minutes from Berlin, and 6 hours and 10 minutes from Doha. 
Copenhagen (CPH)
  • QR 161- Departs Doha at 01:35 and arrives in Copenhagen at 07:05 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 162- Departs Copenhagen at 08:20 and arrives in Doha at 15:35 on a Boeing 777. 
  • Travel time is 6 hours and 15 minutes from Copenhagen, and 6 hours and 30 minutes from Doha.
Frankfurt (FRA)
  • QR 69- Departs Doha at 01:35 and arrives in Frankfurt at 07:10 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 70- Departs Frankfurt at 10:55 and arrives in Doha at 17:55 on a Boeing 777. 
  • Travel time is 6 hours from Frankfurt, and 6 hours and 35 minutes from Doha. 
London (LHR)
  • QR 1- Departs Doha at 13:00 and arrives in London at 17:30 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • QR 5- Departs Doha at 17:05 and arrives in London at 22:00 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 7- Departs Doha at 08:30 and arrives in London at 13:10 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 15- Departs Doha at 15:55 and arrives in London at 20:25 on an Airbus A350-1000. 
  • QR 2- Departs London at 21:30 and arrives the next day in Doha at 06:15 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • QR 6- Departs London at 08:00 and arrives in Doha at 16:45 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 8- Departs London at 16:05 and arrives the next day in Doha at 00:55 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 16- Departs London at 21:55 and arrives the next day in Doha at 07:40 on an Airbus A350-1000. 
  • Travel time is 6 hours and 45 minutes from London, and 7 hours and 25 minutes from Doha. 
Malaga (AGP)
  • QR 155- Departs Doha to 01:30 and arrives in Malaga at 08:05 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 156- Departs Malaga at 09:15 and arrives in Doha at 16:55 on a Boeing 777. 
  • The Malaga route is only operated in late May to September.
  • Travel time is 6 hours and 40 minutes from Malaga, and 7 hours and 45 minutes from Doha. 
Milan (MXP)
  • QR 117- Departs Doha at 15:45 and arrives in Milan at 20:55 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 123- Departs Doha at 01:25 and arrives in Milan at 06:35 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 127- Departs Doha at 08:00 and arrives in Milan at 13:10 on an Boeing 777. 
  • QR 118- Departs Milan at 22:55 and arrives the next day in Doha at 05:35 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 124- Departs Milan at 09:05 and arrives in Doha at 15:45 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 128- Departs Milan at 16:25 and arrives in Doha at 23:05 on an Airbus A350.
  • Travel time is 5 hours and 40 minutes from Milan, and 6 hours and 10 minutes from Doha. 
Munich (MUC)
  • QR 57- Departs Doha at 08:00 and arrives in Munich at 12:25 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 59- Departs Doha at 02:15 and arrives in Munich at 06:40 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 58- Departs Munich at 15:50 and arrives in Doha at 23:30 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 60- Departs Munich at 08:40 and arrives in Doha at 16:20 on a Boeing 777. 
  • Travel time is 5 hours and 35 minutes from Munich, and 6 hours and 10 minutes from Doha. 
Paris (CDG)
  • QR 37- Departs Doha at 15:00 and arrives in Paris at 20:15 on an Airbus A350-1000. 
  • QR 38- Departs Paris at 21:30 and arrives in the next day in Doha at 05:55 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • Travel time is 6 hours and 30 minutes from Paris, and 6 hours and 55 minutes from Doha. 
Stockholm (ARN)
  • QR 171- Departs Doha at 15:30 and arrives in Stockholm at 20:45 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • QR 172- Departs Stockholm at 22:40 and arrives the next day in Doha at 05:40 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • This route has QSuites until March 28, 2020. 
  • Travel time is 6 hours from Stockholm, and 6 hours and 25 minutes from Doha. 

Zurich (ZRH)

  • QR 93- Departs Doha at 02:00 and arrives in Zurich at 07:20 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 95- Departs Doha at 09:10 and arrives in Zurich at 14:30 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 94- Departs Zurich at 09:25 and arrives in Doha at 16:15 on an Airbus A350. 
  • QR 96- Departs Zurich at 18:05 and arrives in Doha the next day at 00:55 on an Airbus A350.
  • This route has QSuites until March 28, 2027.
  • Travel time is 5 hours and 50 minutes from Zurich, and 6 hours and 20 minutes from Doha. 

Asia and India QSuites Routes

Bengaluru (BLR)

  • QR 572- Departs Doha at 19:30 and arrives the next day at 02:20 in Bangalore on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 573- Departs Banglaore at 03:45 and arrives in Doha at 05:40 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 4 hours and 45 minutes from Bengaluru, and 4 hours and 20 minutes from Doha.

Bangkok (BKK)

  • QR 830- Departs Doha at 20:05 and arrives the next day in Bangkok at 07:05 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 832- Departs Doha at 07:15 and arrives in Bangkok at 17:45 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 831- Departs Bangkok at 09:25 and arrives in Doha at 13:05 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 833- Departs Bangkok at 19:35 and arrives in Doha at 23:15 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 7 hours and 10 minutes from Bangkok, and 7 hours from Doha. 

Bejing (PEK)

  • QR 896- Departs Doha at 01:55 and arrives in Beijing at 14:55 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 895- Departs Beijing at 01:50 and arrives in Doha at 05:40 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 8 hours and 50 minutes from Beijing, and 8 hours from Doha.  

Hong Kong (HKG)

  • QR 816- Departs Doha at 07:55 and arrives in Hong Kong at 20:35 on a Boeing 777. 
  • QR 818- Departs Doha at 02:40 and arrives in Hong Kong at 16:05 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 815- Departs Hong Kong at 01:20 and arrives in Doha at 05:25 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 817- Departs Hong Kong at 19:10 and arrives in Doha at 23:15 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 9 hours and 5 minutes from Hong Kong, and 7 hours and 40 minutes from Doha. 

Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

  • QR 848- Leaves Doha at 02:05 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 15:00 on a Boeing 777. (10/17/2019 to 3/28/2020)
  • QR 849- Leaves Kuala Lumpur at 20:50 and arrives in Doha at 23:30 on a Boeing 777. (10/17/2019 to 3/28/2020)
  • Travel time is 8 hours and 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, and 7 hours and 55 minutes from Doha. 

Maldives/Male (MLE)

  • QR 672- Departs Doha at 02:10 and arrives in Male at 09:05 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 674- Departs Doha at 08:15 and arrives in Male at 15:15 on an Airbus 350.
  • QR 673- Departs Male at 10:20 and arrives in Doha at 13:15 on an Airbus A350.
  • QR 675- Departs Male at 20:20 and arrives in Doha at 23:15 on an Airbus A350.
  • Travel time is 4 hours and 55 minutes from Male, and 5 hours and from Doha.

Mumbai (BOM)

  • QR 556- Departs Doha at 20:30 and arrives the next day in Mumbai at 02:40 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 557- Departs Mumbai at 04:10 and arrives in Doha the next day at 05:35 on a Boeing 777.
  • Travel time is 3 hours and 55 minutes from Mumbai, and 3 hours and 40 minutes from Doha.

Shanghai (PVG)

  • QR 870- Departs Doha at 02:40 and arrives in Shanghai at 04:20 on a Boeing 777.
  • QR 871- Departs Shanghai at 00:20 and arrives in Doha at 05:25 on a Boeing 777. 
  • Travel time is 10 hours and 5 minutes from Shanghai, and 8 hours and 40 minutes from Doha. 

Singapore (SIN)

  • QR 942- Departs Doha at 20:05 and arrives in Singapore the next day at 09:05 on an Airbus 350-1000.
  • QR 944- Departs Doha at 07:15 and arrives in Singapore at 20:15 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • QR 946- Departs Doha at 02:50 and arrives in Singapore at 15:45 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 943- Departs Singapore at 10:45 and arrives in Doha at 13:50 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 945- Departs Singapore at 02:20 and arrives in Doha at 05:35 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 947- Departs Singapore at 21:25 and arrives in Doha on the next day at 00:15 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • Travel times from Singapore is 8 hours and 5 minutes, and 8 hours from Doha. 

Tokyo (HND)

  • QR 812- Departs Doha at 06:45 and arrives in Tokyo-Haneda at 22:40 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 813- Departs Tokyo-Haneda at 00:01 and arrives in Doha at 06:00 on an Airbus A350-1000. 
  • Travel time is 12 hours from Tokyo-Haneda, and 9 hours and 55 minutes from Doha

Tokyo (NRT)

  • QR 806- Departs Doha at 02:10 and arrives in Tokyo-Narita at 18:40 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • QR 807- Departs Tokyo-Narita at 22:20 and arrives the next day in Doha at 04:10 on an Airbus A350-1000.
  • Travel time from Tokyo-Narita is 11 hours and 50 minutes, and 10 hours and 30 minutes from Doha. 

Australia and New Zealand QSuites Routes

Adelaide (ADL)

  • QR 914- Departing Doha at 20:20 and arriving the next day in Adelaide at 17:10 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • QR 915- Departing Adelaide at 21:55 and arriving in Doha the next day at 04:20 on an Airbus A350-900.
  • Travel time is 13 hours and 45 minutes from Adelaide, and 13 hours and 15 minutes from Doha. 

Auckland (AKL)

  • QR920- Departing Doha at 02:10 and arriving the next day in Auckland at 04:50 on a Boeing 777-200LR.
  • QR931- Departing Auckland at 16:15 and arriving in Doha the next day at 00:05 on a Boeing 777-200LR.
  • Travel time is 17 hours and 40 minutes from Auckland, and 16 hours and 45 minutes from Doha. 

Sydney/Canberra (SYD/CBR)

  • Qatar Airways flies Doha to Sydney and then the plane continues onto Canberra after a 1.5 hour layover on a Boeing 777-300ER, which changes to Airbus A350-1000 in late October 2019.
  • Qatar Airways also flies the Doha to Sydney route using an Airbus A380 (QR 908 and 909), but that plane does not have QSuites. 
  • You can buy tickets departing either Sydney or Canberra to Doha (and beyond), but you cannot buy a ticket traveling only on the one-hour flight between the Sydney and Canberra.
  • QR906- Departs Doha at 09:10 and arrives the next day in Sydney at 06:30; QR 906 then departs Sydney at 07:55 and arrives in Canberra at 08:55. 
  • QR 907- Departs Canberra at 13:55 and arrives in Sydney at 14:55; QR 907 then departs Sydney at 16:25 and arrives at 23:30 in Doha.
  • The flight time is 15 hours from Sydney to Doha, and 14 hours and 20 minutes from Doha to Sydney.

Middle East QSuites Routes

Qatar offers QSuites on three routes in the Middle East. There are no set flight numbers since Qatar utilizes their long-haul aircraft on these short-haul routes to fill in as needed. However, you can check which flights may have QSuites by first using Google Flights to see which flights are operated by a Boeing 777 or Airbus A350, and then checking the seat map on Expert Flyer (detailed above). 

Qatar operates only Economy and “First” Class on routes in the Middle East.  This will cost you more points, but it also makes you eligible to visit Qatar’s amazing Al Safwa First Class Lounge

Kuwait (KWI)- Ten flights per day, two or three of which may be operated by a plane with QSuites.
  • Flight time is about 1 hour and 25 minutes each way.
Muscat (MCT)- Seven flights per day, one or two of which may be operated by a plane with QSuites.
  • Flight time is about 1 hour and 45 minutes each way.
Beirut (BEY)- Four flights per day, one of which may be operated by a plane with QSuites.
  • Flight time is about 3 hours each way.

What QSuites Seats to Book

QSuites have seats facing both forward and the rear. The odd numbered rows are rear-facing, and the even number rows are forward-facing.  

The rear-facing window seats are closer to the window and offer more privacy. The rear-facing middle seats are also great for couples who want to sleep close together in a “double bed.”

Below is an interactive video that offers a 360 degree view of QSuite cabin. Just use your mouse to move around as the video plays.