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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
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.
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!
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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