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What’s hailed as the best business-class product in the skies is soon making its way to North America. Qatar Airways’ will offer its new Qsuite business class between its hub in Doha (DOH) and New York (JFK) beginning December 16, 2017.

As reported by One Mile at a Time, the Qsuites product will be offered on Qatar’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on flights QR701 and QR702. Here’s the schedule:

  • QR701 Doha (DOH) 8:00am Departure ⇒ New York (JFK) 2:15pm Arrival
  • QR702 New York (JFK) 9:20pm Departure ⇒ Doha (DOH) 5:35pm (+1) Arrival

Qsuites, which some consider to be on par or better than some of the first-class products offered by other carriers, launched on Qatar’s Doha to London (LHR) route in June. Qsuites will also be offered on the carrier’s Doha to Paris (CDG) route beginning September 23, 2017.

Qatar 777 Qsuite Review

At each seat, Qsuites passengers get their own sliding door for privacy, fine dining options, access to a premier lounge in Doha, top-notch amenities and the option to turn the center two seats into a “honeymoon seat” bed. When TPG Editor-at-Large Zach Honig tried out the product, he was blown away.

Qatar 777 Qsuite First Look

One of the best parts about Qsuites is that there tends to be great award availability, however, on this new JFK-DOH route, there doesn’t seem to be much available at the moment. However, it’ll be worth checking back to see if award availability opens up. Use this guide to learn how to book Qsuites with miles.

Qatar 777 Qsuite First Look

You can, however, pay cash in order to fly Qsuites on its New York route. If you want to be one of the first to fly on the route, you can travel from JFK to DOH in Qsuites for $9,477 round-trip, which is the price at Qatar’s business saver level.

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As OMAAT points out, you can get an even less expensive round-trip flight with both directions in Qsuites by getting a bit creative with your routing. For example, by traveling to Yerevan, Armenia (EVN), you can book a round-trip business-class ticket for $3,598. Both of the legs between DOH and JFK on that trip will feature Qsuites.Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 9.23.09 AM

This is great news for people who travel frequently between New York and Doha and beyond. Qsuites is a premier product that really sets the bar for other business and first-class products. Keep in mind before you book, however, that Qatar is notorious for making new route and product announcements that turn out to be a little ambitious. Meaning, it’s entirely possible that this December 16, 2017, date could be pushed back. If you really want to test out the product, it could be worth booking a ticket for a later date — perhaps sometime in 2018 — in the event Qatar delays the launch of Qsuites on this route.

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