Qatar Airways unveils double beds on flights

Flights from London to Doha are the first to have the new Qsuite seats 

Kashmira Gander
Thursday 21 September 2017 09:20 BST

Qatar Airways has unveiled the world’s first double beds in business class on its flights from London to Doha.

Passengers flying from London Heathrow on the airline's daily Boeing 777 service will be able to create double beds by removing a privacy screen between seats .

A group of four passengers travelling together can also move the Qsuite cabins to create a private area. The space can be used by families, as well as for business meetings, and as an area to socialise.

Qatar Airways plans to roll out Qsuite across its business class fleet, with flights to Paris and New York set to be next.

Jonathan Harding, the senior vice president of Qatar Airways in Europe said the cabins are a “first class product in business class.”

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras commented that the seats are “the best business class in the skies today” and praised the “very comfortable bed, beautiful on-board decor and furnishings”.

He added: “I’d fly Qsuite over heaps of other first class products in the industry.”

Qsuite comes as airlines attempt to make air cabins as comfortable as possible.

In a recent interview with The Independent, David Kondo, the manager of cabin interior development at Finnair said the golden era of air travel is yet to come.

“Imagine boarding a plane and the seat recognising who you are and remembering exactly how you like to sit, in what configuration, and setting up your entertainment playlist based on your personal preferences and what you were watching at home before you came to the airport,” he said.

Additional reporting by PA

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