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I seem to be at odds with the general feeling on this one!
Just travelled on a new A350-1000 with the new Q-suite DOH-LHR – don’t care for it.
OK the privacy is great but very claustrophobic as a Centre pair. TV screen is too big and dominating. The seat section lengths are wrong for a small frame and no calf support on the seat. Staff spent ages in the cabin trying to get the doors to close on several seats – took three of them to lower the centre divider on ours (with much brute force!)
May be OK as a window single or a ‘Club 4’.
BPP21 Mar 2018
I’ve seen a few conflicting reports about how many A350-9s have the Q-suites and what the programme for refitting the 777-300ERs is. Anyone have any updated info? I’m flying the A350-9 from DOH-HND in September and the 777-300ER from TXL-DOH-CPT in December/January. What are the chances I’ll get a Q Suite on one of these?28 Mar 2018
I believe they have 2/3 of the 350-9’s and one 350-10 with the QSuite and some 8/9 on the 777 fleet, you can tell from the seat plan if its the QSuite configuration. I believe they are swapping the aircraft around on key routes until they have either enough refurbed aircraft or new deliveries.30 Mar 2018
I’m flying with Qatar in their Qsuites on both the B777-300ER and the A350-1000.
Does anyone know which of the window seats are further from the aisle and closer to the window: forward facing or rearward facing?
Many thanks.2 Jul 2018
I had the pleasure of experiencing the QSuites for the first time last night on doha – Bangalore. It was… Incredible, to say the least. With regards to the seat, I will agree that the rear facing seat (right next to the window) is better than the seats facing forward, but to be honest all of them are very very good. I do agree with the earlier comment about it being a bit Claustrophobic, for which I had the privacy door only three fourths open. Overall Incredible!6 Jul 2018
If I had only one area to nitpick, I will say after having extensively changed both the hard and soft product, I was a bit disappointed with the pillow. It felt more like one of those decorative pillows that you see in living rooms. Not very utilitarian!6 Jul 2018
How on earth could Qatar Airways make such a mad move? Why changing what is one of the best business class seats in the air (the one on many B787, A350 and A380) to that crap called Q-Suite? OK, it offers privacy. But at what cost? The seat is cramped. Legroom is restricted. No more drawer for your personal belongings. And not enough overhead compartments for all passengers! No more bar (on B787s and A350s, there is an unattended one in the middle of the cabin where you can stretch your legs). And only three bathrooms (at least in the A350 I flew in this night).
Oh, and the fact a couple can share a space (which was the case for me) is a false good idea! Night flights often mean we have disconnected lives (one can sleep when the other one what a movie or eat): Impossible in a Q-Suite as the TV will wake the other one up. And I had to move to an empty seat to eat my breakfast as my wife was sleeping.
As far as I am concerned, this new seat is a no-go, no matter how good is the service.
What have you done, QR?4 Feb 2019
Swissdiver, I guess it is all down to personal preference. I travelled solo in one of the window Q-Suites on the 17 hour run from Auckland to Doha and loved it – the privacy and space were fantastic after the 2-2-2 seating on the way out.5 Feb 2019
Swissdiver, I guess it is all down to personal preference. I travelled solo in one of the window Q-Suites on the 17 hour run from Auckland to Doha and loved it – the privacy and space were fantastic after the 2-2-2 seating on the way out.
2-2-2 seating is the old product, often present on B777. I would tend to agree with you, when comparing these two. But in between, there is a fantastic hard product (1-2-1) that Tom describes well there.5 Feb 2019