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When unveiling the brand new Qsuite product at ITB Berlin in March 2017, Qatar’s promotional videos and photos focused on how four travelers could travel together. Whether it was conducting a business meeting in the clouds, or a family of four getting the chance to sit in a group together, the Qsuite walls are designed to open so travelers can see and talk with each other.
But, outside of promotional photos, we’ve yet to see travelers sitting in the four-seat Qsuite together. So if you want to be perhaps the first travelers to book it together, here’s a golden opportunity.
Right now we’re seeing up to four Qatar award seats available on its Qsuite-installed flights between Doha (DOH) and New York’s JFK on at least eight dates between mid-April and mid-May: April 23, April 30 and May 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22:
If you want to book the Qsuite, you’re going to want to focus your award search on flight 701, which is operated by a Boeing 777-300ER installed with Qsuite. Flight 703 is currently using an Airbus A350-900, and while the business class product on the Qatar A350 is excellent, the Qsuite is even better.
Unfortunately, the outbound from NYC to Doha has much less availability, with only a few dates offering two available business class seats:
Flying from JFK to Doha, you’re going to want to book flight 702 for the Qsuite and flight 704 to try out Qatar’s A350 business class. Or, perhaps you might want to fly the A350 outbound and the Qsuite on the return.
Here’s a full step-by-step guide on how to search and book these awards, which includes award rates and taxes/fees. But, as a quick briefer: the easiest way of searching for Qatar award availability is through British Airways’ website or Qantas’ website. Once you find the award availability you want, you’re going to need to call to book these awards.
If you can make one of these flights work into your travel plans, Qatar’s Qsuite is not to be missed. TPG Editor-at-Large Zach Honig reviewed it last year and, aside from the lack of Wi-Fi, called it “the best business class in the industry.”
Your best options for booking these awards are American Airlines AAdvantage miles, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles or Japan Airlines Mileage Bank. If you’re short on miles now, make sure to stock up using these methods:
- Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard: 60,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months
- Or, you can buy more Starpoints if you’re just shy of the amount you need
H/T: Running With Miles
Featured image by Zach Honig / The Points Guy.