The best airline in the world has a new weapon to stay ahead of the competition

On Tuesday, Qatar Airways was crowned the Best Airline in the World by leading consumer aviation website Skytrax for the fourth time since 2011.

Looking around Qatar Airways’ business class cabin, my initial impression is that the QSuite looks pretty run-of-the-mill for a premium international airline.

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After all, passengers can still enjoy a movie or …

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… Get a good night’s sleep in the privacy of their private suites.

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In fact, Qatar’s QSuite offers more than 3,000 entertainment options and…

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… Folds flats to create a comfortable single bed.

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However, the real beauty of the QSuite system is revealed when all of its adjustable partitions have been retracted. Voila! Communal space.

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The configurable QSuite allows passengers to conduct business with an increased level of privacy or…

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…. Allow families to dine together.

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At the same time, the QSuite can be configured for a romantic trip for two or…

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… Transformed to create the first ever double bed in business class!

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According to the airline, the QSuite will soon become common place across its fleet of 194 Airbus and Boeing jets. In fact, Qatar Airways has another 200 or so planes worth $90 billion on the way over the next few years.

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The QSuite will be available on all newly delivered Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft with existing existing 777s and A350s set to be retrofitted with the seats, Gunter Saurwein, Qatar Airways vice president for the Americas, told Business Insider.

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Unfortunately, the QSuite won’t available on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 787 Dreamliners due to space constraints. However, they will get a modified version of the suite.

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