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Deal alert: Book Qsuite business class with open award space next spring

July 21, 2022
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We’ve screamed praises of Qatar Qsuite from the rooftops — and it’s not hard to see why.

Qatar Airways’ Qsuite seats come with closable doors. You and a travel buddy can turn your side-by-side lie-flat seats into a double bed; a family of four can book a cluster of seats that allows them to all face each other in a gigantic private suite. Pair this with top-notch service, onboard dining and inflight entertainment, and you have one of the most aspirational premium cabin products in the travel world.

Qatar is currently offering loads of available award space for Qsuite, which is bookable with Qatar Airways Avios and via partners like American Airlines and British Airways. This award space was first reported by Thrifty Traveler Premium.

You’ll find open award space from the U.S. to Doha, Qatar, and an assortment of connecting destinations like Johannesburg and Cape Town, all available next spring.

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The deal

  • Airline: Qatar Airways.
  • Routes: Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., to/from Doha and various connecting destinations.
  • Cost: From 70,000 American Airlines miles plus $5.60 in taxes and fees one-way in Qatar Qsuite.
  • Travel dates: May and June 2023.

Related: Fly Qatar business from the US to South Africa for 75,000 miles

Sample itineraries

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

Here’s a look at some of the award space available in May and June 2023. You may still find award space not listed here, so run your own searches if you’re hoping to fly to or from a different airport. Each flight shown has space for at least one traveler.

When booking, note that American Airlines tends to have lower prices in terms of both miles and fees. Meanwhile, Qatar Airways Avios are significantly easier to earn, so they’re a go-to option for many of us.

Atlanta to Doha

Boston to Doha

Chicago to Doha

Houston to Doha

Los Angeles to Doha

Doha to Atlanta

Doha to Boston

Doha to Chicago

Doha to Houston

Los Angeles to Doha

Earning the miles and points you need

You can accrue American Airlines miles quickly by earning the sign-up bonuses for any of American’s numerous credit cards.

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If you’re looking to earn Qatar Airways Avios, Citi ThankYou points transfer to Qatar at a 1:1 ratio. This is the most direct way to earn Qatar Airways Avios, but there are plenty of other ways to receive them, too.

For example, you can transfer the following flexible points currencies to British Airways. Then, you can transfer those points to Qatar:

You can even transfer Aer Lingus and Iberia Avios to British Airways before then transferring them to Qatar Airways.

Related: Get more from your points with these 6 transfer bonuses, including a new offer from Marriott

Maximize your purchase

Make sure to pay award taxes and fees with a card that earns bonus points on airfare and offers travel protections. Some cards that fit the bill include The Platinum Card® from American Express (which gets you 5 points per dollar spent on airfare booked directly with the airline on up to $500,000 spent on these purchases per calendar year), the Chase Sapphire Reserve (which will earn you 3 points per dollar spent on travel) and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (which will give you 2 points per dollar spent on travel).

Additional reporting by Andrew Kunesh.

Featured image by (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)
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