Qatar Airways has just unveiled the world’s first double beds on business class flights from London Heathrow bound for Doha.
The new “Qsuite” product allows passengers travelling together to remove the privacy screen to create a comfortable-looking double bed.
The suite also offers passengers the option to create a “quad area,” whereby four seats can be connected to face each other creating a private dining or entertainment space, ideal for a family, or business colleagues.
According to airline blogger The Points Guy who reviewed the suite, prices for the inaugural one-way, seven-hour journey began at $4,300 (£3,200), but he managed to get it down to $1,830 (£1,353) after “playing around with flight numbers.”
The Qatar Airways website currently indicates prices start from £2,900.
Qatar first announced the Qsuite would be coming to long-haul flights in March 2017.
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) March 8, 2017
It’s being hailed as a “first class product in business.”
Of his experience, The Points Guy said: “Qatar Airways really hit the nail on the head with its new Qsuite business class. The Pros: tons of privacy, great food, top-notch entertainment and amenities, a double bed in biz. The Cons: no in-flight Wi-Fi on the 777-300ER.”
Instagram users have also been documenting their experience of the new business class seats.
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The quad seating area is ideal for a business meeting, a game of poker, or a family meal while aboard.
@qatarairways have a new Super Business Class seating arrangement on their #B777 London-Doha route with a meeting room arrangement in the middle of the aircraft. Share a bottle of #champagne, a game of poker or have a staring contest with your seat mates, all from 38,000ft. (This photo taken at 0ft QNH 1022h from a static press demonstration at Heathrow) #qsuite #qatarairways #businessclass #avgeek #superbusinessclass #qnh
It’s currently only available on the daily Boeing 777 Doha service, but will be rolled out to New York and Paris next.