Take a Video Tour of Qsuite Biz on Qatar’s Latest Airbus A350-1000
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This February, Qatar Airways took delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350-1000 — the extended-length version of the A350-900, which also launched with Qatar, back in 2015.
TPG and I had an opportunity to join the first -1000’s delivery flight to Doha (DOH), where we tried out the plane’s fantastic Qsuite business class. (See Inside the First Airbus A350-1000, With Qatar’s Qsuite Business Class for a closer look at the cabin.)
This month, the airline took delivery of its second A350-1000 and flew it out to the Farnborough Air Show to show off the plane to aviation enthusiasts from around the world. I had a chance to tour A7-ANB shortly after its arrival at FAB — the cabin is identical to what I experienced on A7-ANA’s delivery flight, of course, but I’ll never pass up an opportunity to check out a factory-fresh plane!
You can see ANB for yourself in the video below:
Qatar’s A350-1000s sport 46 Qsuites, arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration and spread between two cabins.
The rear mini-cabin is by far my favorite — in fact, with just eight suites available there, you can book the entire cabin for a large family or a group of friends. It’s the closest thing you’ll find to flying private, but at a far more reasonable price.
In addition to business class, the extended-length A350 offers 281 economy seats, arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration in two large cabins. Be sure to check out SeatGuru before picking your seat, since some sport far more legroom and personal space than others.
Qatar flies its QSuite-equipped Airbus between Doha and London (LHR) every day, and is expected to add the plane to a US route soon. No matter where you’re sitting, a brand-new A350 is sure to offer a comfy ride. For more on Qatar’s A350-1000, see: