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How I reserved a Qatar Qsuites Quad for my family with individual reservations

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Yesterday, I posted that I was taking a family trip to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and because of routing, I’ll end up with a night in Doha to catch a ride back in Qatar’s Qsuites. One of the most attractive parts of Qatar’s Qsuite business class is the Quad configuration for families – they even feature seats that can be combined to make double beds. YES, PLEASE! However, booking these Quads can be problematic if you aren’t making a reservation with all passengers on one itinerary. Qatar blocks access to Quads for such reservations. I thought it’d be useful to those of you out there that may end up in a situation similar to mine as to how I circumvented the blocked access and put my 3 person family in a Quad.

What my parents will enjoy in 3 E,F

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courtesy of Qatar.com

This is what our seatmap looked like when we booked.

When I made the booking with American I requested my Qatar record locator as well.  If you didn’t know, when you book with partner airlines, you can request the partners Record Locator, and this will make your life much easier when you phone the partner.

I thought I’d try selecting online, but figured I’d more than likely have to phone them to put us 3 in the Quad. That’s what happened – the Quad seats were blocked on Qatar’s website as I was a single ticket holder.

After you’ve received your confirmation email from your loyalty program, give Qatar a call – this will assure that your reservation has indeed been ticketed.

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With Record Locators in hand – I walked the phone agent through what I wanted to achieve. One by one she was able to put us in the Quad.

I explained the situation, and without any pushback we started working through each individual reservation.

You can see below that we selected 3 E,F, and 4D. While the entire center configuration is comprised of Quads, I thought 3/4 would provide similar privacy for us while we travel, but be the easiest to photograph and video for reviews. Fingers crossed that no one sits in 4G!

a screenshot of a computer game So, yes you can reserve a Quad with just 3 passengers, and yes you can reserve it if you booked your tickets separately. Hopefully this is of assistance to anyone looking to book, but wanting to deduct miles from separate programs, etc.

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6 Comments

  • Andrew October 7, 2018

    Did they end up assigning 4g to another passenger?

    • Miles October 7, 2018

      Andrew – not yet but the flight isn’t until next May…

      • Andrew October 7, 2018

        Ahh, fair enough. I am in a similar situation at Christmas. There are 4 of us, 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant (no seat) and we are wondering if they will assign the fourth seat to anyone – may not be a pleasant trip for that passenger if they do!

  • Andrew H July 4, 2018

    How did you find QSuites availability? and what route are you flying? what points did you use to book this? I desperately want to fly QSuites within the next year and it seems impossible to find availability for any of the routes to/from the US.

    • Miles July 4, 2018

      Andrew – IAD, JFK are the routes most readily avail. I’m flying DOH to IAD next May. Used 70k AA per person.

      • Andrew H July 6, 2018

        Thanks for the info we will look into it!

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