World’s Best Business Class Saver Award Space Available for Four Passengers From Several US Cities

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Qatar has the best business class product in the world in its ‘QSuites’. To be sure even their older Airbus A350 business class is very good, a B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat and a phenomenal soft product. But QSuites are revolutionary suites with doors and moveable partitions that allow two and even four passengers to travel together in their own space.


Credit: Qatar Airways

In the past it’s been possible but not easy to get (4) business class award seats on a single flight with QSuites. That’s special because it means you can be seated together in a section of four, take down dividers.


Credit: Qatar Airways

Right now there’s strong availability on routes with QSuites especially as we look out to the end of the schedule (February, March 2020). You’ll find seats from Chicago, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, and Washington Dulles.

While there’s better availability for two passengers than four, what I’m focusing on here is where you can currently book four award seats together in business.

Washington Dulles – Doha

Boston – Doha

Houston – Doha

Always check your seat map to make sure you’ve got this product, but it’s increasingly available on their long haul fleet so more and more flights to more and more cities now feature it. Boeing 777-300ERs (“77W” aircraft type) will have 11 rows of business class if it’s QSuites. They’ll also have seats appear clustered together in the middle section.

This is a fantastic chance to redeem miles for the world’s best business class. You may want to visit Doha, I recommend a couple of days and definitely seeing the Museum of Islamic Art. However it’s also a great connecting point.

In general American AAdvantage miles are best for redeeming long haul business class travel on Qatar. American charges 70,000 miles each way for business class between the US and the Mideast or Indian Subcontinent.

  • American also lets you connect in Doha to Africa on Qatar on a single award redemption for 75,000 miles each way.

  • Connections between Asia and Africa, between Europe and Asia, and between Europe and South Pacific are permitted on Qatar with a single award redemption. These are additional exceptions to American’s usual rule that you cannot fly between two regions via a third region.

When you’re connecting in Doha, or departing from Doha, remember that $69 buys up to access the incredible al Safwa first class lounge, perhaps the most visually stunning airline lounge in the world, to my aesthetic preferences more so even than the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow.

Citi’s best-ever 70,000 mile American AAdvantage business card bonus offer is still available. The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® has the best offer I’m aware of that they’ve ever made for the card, a 70,000 mile initial bonus after spending $4,000 within the first 4 months of account opening. This card has a $0 annual fee the first year (then $99).

British Airways (Chase, American Express transfer partner) can book Qatar Airways seats with fuel surcharges. Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles (American Express, Citi transfer partner) can as well.

(HT: God Save the Points)

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Comments

  1. Any chance you tried to book it? I tried from both BOS and IAH and it is all phantom space.

  2. Help me out here – can you advise how one gets aa.com to limit its display to QR flights? Its surely some advanced mode, but what I can view is all availability, with BA C availability being so significant that finding the QR availability is quite tedious.

  3. Is there a way by looking at Qatar’s site you can tell if the award flight is available by another partners award?

  4. We just flew with this airline in the Q suite, its excellent for sleeping. However, their food is very limited and not very good (Doha-Haneda round trip) comparing with Thai business class or other airlines. Also, their lounge is nice but limited menu.
    Also, disappointed with the inefficient “business shuttle” to the tarmac in Doha. economy class shuttle was faster and more efficient. We were waiting in the heat of this joke business shuttle for more passengers during 20 minutes smelling the fumes of the planes around us, meanwhile the economy shuttle was moving every 5 minutes.

  5. Found Qsuites available for Feb 2020. “Saver” costs for two persons; 1,580, 000 miles and over $600 per person, Chicago to Hong Kong. Seriously, Where can I find the flights and prices you are showing?

  6. Must have been phantom openings. I was unable to get any of these to show up today on the American app.

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