Skip to content

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

July 21, 2022
4 min read
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

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.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

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)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Top offers from our partners

How we chose these cards

Our points-obsessed staff uses a plethora of credit cards on a daily basis. If anyone on our team wouldn’t recommend it to a friend or a family member, we wouldn’t recommend it on The Points Guy either. Our opinions are our own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by our advertising partners.
See all best card offers

TPG featured card

Best for the well-traveled foodie
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review
Apply for American Express® Gold Card
at American Express's secure site

Rewards

3 - 4X points
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.

Intro offer

60,000 bonus points
Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

Annual Fee

$250

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent/Good
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Apply for American Express® Gold Card
at American Express's secure site
Terms & restrictions apply. See rates & fees
Best for the well-traveled foodie
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

    60,000 bonus points
  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees