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I’ve been doing my best to keep an updated record of all the current routes on which Qatar Airways offers its highly acclaimed Qsuite Business Class cabin but the airline hasn’t exactly been making life easy.
Not only does Qatar Airways no longer seem interested in putting out announcements when a route is scheduled to get the Qsuites, but it also doesn’t let us know when its plans change so the quest to keep on top of all the info is a never-ending battle (that’s my excuse if you ever find the info to be out of date!)
Fortunately, TFM has a lot of very cool readers who let me know when a route suddenly gets scheduled for the Qsuites treatment and, just as fortunately, sometimes I spot a comment elsewhere that leads me to some useful info.
Yesterday I noticed a comment which Milelion had posted on another blog in which it was pointed out that another major city in Asia will soon be served by the Qatar Airways Qsuites. That city is Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur Gets Qatar Airways Qsuites Service
As things stand, Qatar Airways operates three daily flights between Doha and Kuala Lumpur with a mixture of 777-300ER, 777-200LR, and Airbus A330 aircraft.
Starting from July, one of those flights will be offering the Qatar Airways Qsuites on a seemingly permanent basis while a second flight will be offering the Qsuites periodically.
Here’s the schedule as it stands…
QR848 DOH 02:05 – 15:00 KUL*
QR852 DOH 08:40 – 21:50 KUL
QR844 DOH 17:30 – 08:25+1 day KUL**
QR853 KUL 02:25 – 04:55 DOH (Daily)
QR845 KUL 09:35 – 12:00 DOH (Daily)**
QR849 KUL 22:50 – 23:15 DOH (Daily)*
…and here’s when you can expect to see the Qsuites available on this route:
*Flights QR848/849 are currently scheduled to be operated by a Qsuite equipped 777-300ER between 5 July and 13 July 2019 and between 17 October 2019 and 28 March 2020 inclusive.
**Flights QR844/845 are due to be taken over by a Qsuite-equipped Airbus A350-900 between 15 July and 28 March 2020.
As the end of March signals the end of the Qatar Airways 2019/20 winter season so it’s entirely possible that one or more of these flights will again be scheduled to offer the Qsuites once Qatar Airways gets around to updating its schedule for summer 2020.
More Qsuites = more good news and we’re starting to get to a point where a lot of Qatar Airways’ destinations offer at least one daily flight operated by a Qsuite equipped aircraft.
Kuala Lumpur is a great destination for food (I think I must have put on two to three pounds on my last visit!) and it’s also a destination to which Qatar Airways often offers great Business Class fares for departures out of cities like Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki, so it’s great to see the city finally get Qsuite service.