Mar 15, 2020 Qatar Airways uses mattress pads on this flight and your seat becomes a fully flat bed. I was too tired to ask (and frankly forgot about it). The seat itself is similar to the A359 business class seat, but you have so much space above and to the left and right of it – it feels just like a Singapore Airlines first class suite on the B777. Qatar Airways has painted one of its B777 aircraft in a new FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery, to mark the two-year countdown to the tournament. Qatar Airways uses mattress pads on this flight and your seat becomes a fully flat bed. I was too tired to ask (and frankly forgot about it). The seat itself is similar to the A359 business class seat, but you have so much space above and to the left and right of it – it feels just like a Singapore Airlines first class suite on the B777.
- Qatar Airways To Retire Boeing 777 Fleet MIAMI – As major airlines are rethinking their fleet strategy due to the current pandemic and cost awareness, Qatar Airways (QR) has this week revealed its plans to retire its entire Boeing 777-200LR and 300ER fleet by 2024.
- Qatar Airways; IATA QR: ICAO QTR: Callsign QATARI: Country: Qatar: Airline Founded: 22 Nov 1993: Started Operations: 20 Jan 1994: Subsidiaries / Group Airlines.
Essentially Qsuite has a 1 - 2 - 1 configuration with 48 suites in Business Class. Suites alternate between forward and rear facing. Rows 1-6 are ahead of the front exit and rows 7 to 11 are behind the second entrance/exit door, so if you are in 1-6 you board separately and dont get disturbed, in 1-11 you still board first but then have all economy boarding through the door ahead of you and coming past. Until take off your sliding door to the suite is locked in the open position. I was in 11B which is a window, left hand side, forward facing and last row before economy class curtain divider. First the pod or suite itself. Simply outstanding, it really is like your own small room with ample bench space, large fold out table with several adjustments. One thing they got right now is the seat pitch, old business you always sat too high and slightly reclined which felt awkward and lifted your feet off the ground, this is flat and straight backed now. One thing I really liked now, is the seat doesn't have a leg extender anymore that raises you feet off the ground, instead the seat slides forward or backward to bring your legs closer to the feet rest. The leg extender always left your legs at an odd angle and still hanging down so no good for DVT on long flights. One thing I wont say I disliked but was a bit annoying, the main storage bin to the left under a cushion is well tucked away but a bit fiddly trying to get the lid open and closed. Then if you have stuff on top of the cushion and want to get into the bin, you have to move it all and the lid gets caught on the seat belt unless you lift it out of the way. But aside from that very comfortable and like a little oasis, especially with the sliding door that fully seals you in.
The seat position itself in 11B, great view of the engine and wing leading edge and despite being near the economy divider curtain, it was ok, didn't notice anything. If you are one of these people though who really prefers no disturbance of curtain being drawn and closed or a family maybe behind you in economy with a young child, then get a seat further forward. The Qsuite though is outstanding and so much better than the old business pods which were still a great product, but now you sit lower and are enclosed and feel very private as you dont see everyone else now, the old seats you sat up very high and could see everyone. I only marked entertainment down slightly as the World Map on this flight was a version with less control than normal.
Qatar Airways B777-200lr
Service as always impeccable on Qatar and staff exceptional in Business, but that has always been my experience in economy as well with them. I forgot the stewards name serving my section of about 6 people, but he was from Serbia had been with them 2 years, so if you read this, big thanks to you, your manner and service was above and beyond.