News in brief:
Qatar Travel Festival starts on Monday
(EDIT, 9th January – the sale is now live. Click here for my Qatar Travel Festival main article and pricing.)
Last January Qatar Airways ran an astonishing sale.
This is my article on it from January 2016. As long as you were happy to start your travels in Europe, you could get business class tickets to most places Qatar flies for £800 – £1000.
Flights to Asia would also have earned you 560 British Airways tier points (140 points Europe to Doha, 140 points Doha to Asia and return) which is 90% of a British Airways Silver card.
Remember, too, that Qatar’s business class product is one of the very best on the market.
The 2017 Qatar Travel Festival launches on Monday 9th January.
It is impossible that the deals this year can be as good because the £ has fallen sharply against the €. However, if you are planning any long haul travel to the Middle East, Asia, Africa or Australasia – for any dates before mid December 2017 – I would hold off booking until this sale is live, just in case.
The holding page for the offer is here.
Registration for the BA triple Avios promotion now live
This is hopefully the last time I need to mention this offer this week! However, registration for the new ‘triple Avios’ promotion – full details in this article – is now fully live.
You can sign up via this page of ba.com. You will then receive triple base Avios on all flights until 31st March.
Hilton / American Airlines bonus miles promotion
Hilton HHonors has launched a new promotion with American Airlines.
Until 31st March, you will earn 500 bonus AA miles per NIGHT if you choose to credit your stays to American Airlines.
This deal applies at the main Hilton, Curio, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, and Hilton Grand Vacations chains. The bonus is smaller at Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Homewood Suites where you only get 500 bonus miles per stay.
This is on top of the standard mileage you would earn.
In order to take part in this offer you must register at this page of the Hilton HHonors website AND ensure that your Hilton account is switched to the ‘points and miles’ option, with American Airlines set up as your preferred mileage partner.
You will NOT receive a bonus at Conrad or Waldorf Astoria hotels but all of the other Hilton brands are participating. There is cap of 10,000 bonus miles over the course of the promotion.
This offer is good for stays until 31st March. The link to register is here.