News in brief:
Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £975
Qatar Airways has launched an exceptionally good fare to Dubai – just £975 return. I have NEVER seen flights to the Middle East so cheap in business class from a UK starting point.
At the moment, this is bookable from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. I have been told that a London sale price will launch next week which may or may not be the same.
Details are on this special webpage here. You must book by 21st July. Seats are available until May 2017 although some dates may be blacked out.
If you are sitting on an Avios redemption to Dubai you need to think about this. Swapping your redemption – with over £500 of taxes – for a £975 cash ticket is well worth considering, especially if you were having to connect via Heathrow from a regional airport.
Remember that Qatar Airways flights earn Avios and British Airways tier points. You would get 360 tier points return for this routing. Here is my review of Qatar’s Boeing 787 business class seating. There is a special Qatar 787 microsite here if your potential flight is on one.
More details are on the Qatar website here. I will let you know if a similar Heathrow fare appears.
British Airways launches Heathrow to Innsbruck
British Airways announced a new service to Innsbruck from Heathrow on Wednesday. This will complement the existing Gatwick service.
It launches on 4th December. There will be four flights per week during the Winter season (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and two per week during Summer 2017.
As always with new routes, there should be excellent Avios availability at the moment as all of the flights should have been loaded into the system with at least two Club Europe and four Euro Traveller seats available.
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