At the ITB Berlin yesterday, Qatar Airways revealed its brand-new customizable QSuite, a major project two years in the making. Equipped with privacy panels that stow away, cabin-within-a-cabin for business-class travelers, the design allows passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Traveling couples can choose to form double QSuites and enjoy the first-ever double bed available in business class. In the center four seats, the first-ever “party of four” seating configuration is now possible thanks to the system of adjustable panels and movable TV monitors, enabling people to work, dine, and socialize together while at 35,000 feet.
Each seat is crafted with luxurious details such as hand-stitched Italian leather and satin rose gold finishing, while business-class passengers can expect even more customization with Qatar Airways’ menu that offers a host of new dining choices. In addition to the existing “dine on demand” service, the new business-class menu will now offer a selection of snack “sharing dishes” available throughout the flight. A wake-up Express Breakfast will also be available for those who choose to sleep a little longer by making the most of the ‘Do Not Disturb’ option available on the door of their private QSuite. Along with a revamped user interface of the inflight entertainment platform Oryx One, these improvements promise a first-class experience in Qatar Airways’ business class.
While newly delivered Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 aircraft will come with QSuites, Qatar Airways’ entire A350 and Boeing 777 fleet will be retrofitted at a rate of about one plane per month, so that the updates can be finished by the middle to end of 2018. Tentatively scheduled to start in June, the first plane that boasts QSuites will be a 777 flying between Doha and London Heathrow, with services to Paris and New York soon to follow.
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