Qatar Airways launched their first regularly scheduled A350-1000 flight from Doha to New York (JFK) this weekend, which marks the first A350-1000 scheduled flight to the United States, as Qatar Airlines is the launch customer for this aircraft.
Qatar Airways flies twice daily between New York (JFK) and Doha, and operates an older A350-900 on one of the flights, and the new A350-1000 replaces the Boeing 777-300ER on their second daily departure.
To celebrate this inaugural service, Qatar Airways had an event prior to the departure at New York’s John F. Kennedy yesterday.
Qatar Airways A350-1000 New York (JFK) to Doha Service
Qatar Airways Inaugural A350-1000 upon arrival from Doha
A sampling of the Business Class food featured onboard
Qatar Airways A350-1000 exterior
Qatar Airways A350-1000 exterior
Onboard the A350-1000 you’ll find 46 suites in the business class cabin, and 281 seats in economy for a total capacity of 327.
Qatar Airways A350-1000 features 46 business class suites
Every other row in business class has a connecting double bed, great for traveling with your companion.
Qatar Airways A350-1000 features 281 seats in economy in a 3-3-3 configuration.
Per Qatar Airways,
Qatar Airways is the global launch customer for the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft, the latest member of the Airbus wide-body aircraft portfolio, which currently operates daily non-stop service between Doha and London.
The A350-1000 offers a total of 327 seats across two cabins, with 46 award-winning Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 18-inch extra wide Economy Class seats. The aircraft provides enhanced levels of passenger comfort, thanks to the lowest twin-engine noise level of any aircraft, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting.
Like the A350-900, more than 70 per cent of the A350-1000’s lightweight airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites , titanium and advanced aluminum alloys. The aircraft’s carbon fibre reinforced plastic fuselage results in lower fuel burn, as well as easier maintenance. The A350-1000 also features a distinctive all-new, six-wheel main landing gear and four per cent larger wings.
Qatar Airways serves 10 U.S. gateways including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston (IAH), Los Angeles, Miami, New York (JFK), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (IAD). However currently the A350-1000 is only being offered on one fo their flights to New York (JFK), and will be added to future U.S. destinations as the airline takes delivery of more aircraft in their fleet.
If you’re looking to redeem using miles, Qatar Privilege Club is a transfer partner of Citi ThankYou Rewards. Additionally, they are a member of the Oneworld Alliance, meaning you could redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles for these flights.
If you’re looking to redeem for the Q Business Class Suites, consider using the Juicy Miles award booking service, who can help you redeem using your credit card points or airline miles including American Airlines AAdvantage miles for the lowest amount of miles.
Have you had a chance to experience Qatar Airways A350-1000 yet? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below how it stacks up to their A380 first class cabin.