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When it comes to business class, there’s only two real answers as to the best: ANA’s ‘The Room’ Business Class, or Qatar Airways ‘Qsuite’ Business Class.

Qatar Airways just announced flights to San Francisco, bringing yet another one hop to the world option for the Bay Area, with the state of the art Airbus A350. Here’s what to expect from Qatar Airways new service, and when it’ll take off.

Qatar Airways San Francisco Launch

Qatar Airways will begin 4x weekly service between Doha Hamad International Airport in Qatar and San Francisco International on December 15th, 2020. The flights will be operated with an Airbus A350-900, featuring 36 seats in Qsuite business class, and 247 economy seats featuring Qatar’s well regarded economy seating.

Qatar Airways flights from San Francisco to Doha will depart every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday with flight number QR738, and return flights from Doha to San Francisco will operate on the same days with flight number QR737.

As Qatar’s international hub, Doha offers one stop connectivity from the USA to virtually any destination in the world, with point to point flights all throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Pacific, and Europe.

Qatar Airways Qsuite Business Class
Qatar Airways A350 Qsuite, complete with privacy door.

Qatar Airways is a member of the Oneworld alliance, which means American Airlines and frequent flyers of other Oneworld programs, such as British Airways would earn points and elite status when flying on Qatar.

It’s one of the few airlines offering entry into smaller, more regional airports such as Penang, or Langkawi with flights from Doha, which makes it an excellent choice for harder to reach destinations, with one less hop than most carriers.

Flights On Sale Now

Qatar Airways already has San Francisco flights on sale, and with more destinations opening by the day, there are finally some places to go.

All flights to onward travel destinations will route via Doha, which offers an excellent connecting experience. For business class passengers, the Al Mourjan Lounge is as epic as it gets, with showers and full service meals, and economy passengers have a variety of retail shopping and other facilities.

New airline service tends to mean lower prices for consumers, as competition drives prices down and improves in flight experience. Basically, it’s great news for Bay Area flyers, whether they end up on Qatar Airways, or not.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. About the only positive to Alaska joining OW is opening up the possibility of flying Qatar J out of SFO. Just hoping award prices and availability using AS miles on Qatar will be reasonable.

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