Watch us fly Qatar Airways 2 different ways: Qsuite business class versus economy

Nov 6, 2021

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Qatar Airways is one of the world’s most reputable airlines, flying to more than 150 international destinations from its base at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. Not only that, it’s part of the Oneworld Alliance, making it a brilliant option for travelers wanting to use their Avios.

Qatar’s ‘Qsuite’ product is widely regarded as the best business-class product in the sky due to its fully closed cabin, enormous seat and incredible food and drink options. Qsuite appears on four different Qatar Airways aircraft types: select Boeing 777-200LRs, 777-300ERs, Airbus A350-900s and all of Qatar Airways’ A350-1000s.

While we have already filmed and released a three-cabin review on the Qatar A380 including Qatar’s elusive first-class cabin, we were yet to shoot inside a Qsuite and Liam and I jumped at the opportunity to capture this special product on video.

For our recent flight on Qatar’s 777-300ER, I had an economy seat while Liam flew in the coveted Qsuite.

By being creative with our exact routing we managed to save over 50% on Liam’s business-class tickets. There was no Avios availability on our selected dates and one-way QSuite prices started at a hefty £2,275, however, there are many short connecting flights around the Gulf and we had already planned to be in nearby countries before Qatar anyway.

We searched various departure points to see if this dropped the price, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. To our joy, flying out of the latter (with an overnight stop in Doha) lowered the price by a whopping 52% to just £1,091.

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Watch the full video of our experience here:

Qsuite (business class) — Liam Spencer

We paid: £1,091

Liam thought the Qsuite was the best business-class product he’d ever experienced. He found the seat itself to be incredibly comfy with a ton of privacy thanks to the fully closing sliding door. According to Liam, the food was also not only absolutely delicious but on par with a “fancy London restaurant.” The sleeping experience was perfect. Once he was tucked in he felt like he was in a bedroom in the sky.

There were some downsides. It took the cabin crew over 10 minutes to come to his seat after he pressed the call bell.

Economy — Nicky Kelvin

We paid: £228

I loved the incredibly comfortable and spacious seat and it was a bonus that the cabin was so empty, allowing me to make a “poor-man’s business class” spreading out across multiple seats. The food was tasty and substantial and the crew were very attentive with fast and friendly service.

There was very little I could fault except that the dessert after the main meal service wasn’t great, perhaps a little “dusty.”

Featured photo by The Points Guy.

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