Bits & pieces: Qatar sale from £315, 50% bonus on buying Flying Blue miles

Two quick things today which did not justify a full post of their own:

Qatar Airways economy and business sale

Qatar has been running special deals all week as part of their ‘Global Promotion Week’.  Out of the UK, they are offering Dubai for just £320 in economy (£315 from Manchester and Edinburgh) amongst other offers.

Business class prices start at £1,665 to Dubai, although deals such as £1,800 to Singapore are better value on a ‘£ per mile’ basis.

Remember that you earn British Airways tier points and Avios points when you fly with Qatar.  These deals are only bookable until Monday and you must travel before 15th June 2015.

The link to book is here.

Qatar Global Promo Week

50% bonus when buying Flying Blue miles

Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM loyalty programme, is running a bonus promotion for anyone who is looking to top up their account:

Did you know you can give your Award Miles balance a big boost towards that next award by visiting our Buy Miles section and buying extra Award Miles today? It’s quick, easy and best of all you will receive a bonus of 25%. And if you purchase 40,000 Award Miles or more you will even receive a bonus of 50%! So make sure you buy before 31st December 2014 to take advantage of this exclusive bonus.

This offer is the best we have seen all year for anyone who wants to buy a large number of Flying Blue miles – 50% is very good by their standards.

The company has also raised the annual purchase limit to 74,000 miles (excluding the bonus) until the end of the year.  The maximum number you can buy via this promotion is therefore 74,000 plus a bonus of 37,000, giving a total of 111,000 for €1,850.

Flying Blue promo

Is that a good deal? Well, Flying Blue is not exactly well regarded amongst European frequent flyer programmes. However it does have regular ’50% discount’ sales on some routes.

At the end of the day, I don’t imagine anyone except an existing Flying Blue member topping up an account getting excited by this.  It is also worth remembering that Flying Blue is an American Express Membership Rewards partner if you need a few thousand extra miles.

The ‘buy miles’ page is here, scroll down to the Flying Blue logo. The bonus will not show until you log in.

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Comments

  1. Just a heads up….

    50% discount on AVIOS with Iberia…
    http://www.iberia.com/ibcomv3/content/COMUN/PDF/Rebajas_nov_es.pdf

    Purchase between now and 15th of November for flights in December and January

    BUSINES CLASS ONLY:
    Chicago – tested dates in January BUSINESS RETURN 40K avios + 200 euros
    the list of other routes on the PDF and although in Spanish is easily understood

    ALL CLASSES (EN TODAS LAS CLASES)
    list of routes in band 1,2,4 and 4

  2. Surely that should say
    “Out of the UK, they are offering Dubai for just £315 in economy (£320 from London)”

  3. Noticed this one yesterday: EasyJet to launch flights to Essaouira http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/morocco/11215760/EasyJet-to-launch-flights-to-Essaouira.html

    Might appeal to somebody. Sort of place I’d love to go if I had more time 😉

  4. If you ever wanted to get to Tahiti Flying Blue have it in their promo awards so works out at something like 60000 miles and under £400 in tax compared to a ticket which costs £1350. Availability was also very good.

  5. Luxury Travel Fair

    More random stuff !
    I couldn’t get the HfP link to work (suspect that it needed to be booked in advance) – but if anybody wants to go this weekend – the following link just worked for me:

    http://www.mountainkingdoms.com/news-offers/article/claim-you-complimentary-tickets-to-the-luxury-travel

  6. Just a suggestion…. Any chance that once a week/month a “share and learn” thread could be opened and anything left in comments that you think is worth a wider audience gets copied up into the post?

    Easy for us to say since we are not the ones with the admin of the blog! Thanks.

  7. Colonel Bob says:

    Can I suggest more of you join http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/

    This is a semi-secret closed door membership community where the Tesco forum is particularly good at identifying points deals. We need more of that here as points = Avios.

    The people who run it are inclined to be a bit neurotic/ illogical and ban members at a moment’s notice for ‘nothing’ other than (say) being an inactive non-posting member, so it is as well to get a couple of memberships running under different email addresses.

    You need to sign up, activate membership request then wait for the moderator to approve you as a member, which takes a few days.

    But then you’ll get pretty much all the Tesco codes, discounts, bonus clubcard points deals etc.

    Which you can share here or on FT.

  8. re comment
    “This offer is the best we have seen all year for anyone who wants to buy a large number of Flying Blue miles”
    I hate to disagree, there are a multitude of better ways to achieve a large scale AFKLM balance for less. And as a further observation, their yq fees are disgraceful.

  9. Shop Small sign up link is there on my Gold Card when logged in.

    There must be another way in?