Qatar has one of the best business class product in the world in its ‘QSuites’. These are revolutionary suites with doors and movable partitions that allow two and even four passengers to travel together in their own space. Right now there’s fantastic award availability booking for August through November 2022 for Qatar’s QSuites product – out of several U.S. cities – with four business class seats available.
This space was first flagged by Spencer Howard who runs an award availability email newsletter. He sent out an alert flagging award availability for up to four people in business class to Doha for flights from:
- Dallas – Fort Worth
- Houston Intercontinental
- Los Angeles
- Chicago O’Hare
- San Francisco
- and Montreal
For instance here’s availability for two passengers San Francisco – Doha in October:
And Chicago – Doha in October:
In the past it’s been possible but not easy to get (4) business class award seats on a single flight with QSuites. Generally Qatar availability goes in waves, it comes and goes, and is usually best towards the end of the booking window. It’s searchable with a calendar at AA.com. Four seats are special to be seated in a section of four, take down dividers.
Credit: Qatar Airways
Credit: Qatar Airways
This is a fantastic chance to redeem miles for one of the world’s best business classes. 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 for India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and elsewhere.
Qatar Airways Privilege Club is a Citi ThankYou transfer partner. New York JFK – Doha is 70,000 miles and New York – Doha – Maldives is 85,000 miles in business class each way. There are no fuel surcharges.
American AAdvantage charges 70,000 miles each way in business class for U.S. to Mideast or Indian Subcontinent which includes the Maldives. American also lets you connect in Doha to Africa on Qatar on a single award redemption for 75,000 miles each way.
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. Alaska shows both saver availability at reasonable prices, and availability when no saver is open at exorbitant prices.