More Avios-earning Qatar sale deals inc Tokyo £1031, Jo’burg £932, Seoul £1083, Delhi £875

We ran a long article on Monday covering some of the great business class deals offered by Qatar Airways during their current sale.  Remember that these flights all earn Avios and BA tier points.

Some of the best deals involved flying from Stockholm.  Good fares included:

Stockholm to Cape Town – £1,173

Stockholm to Dubai – £763

Stockholm to Hong Kong – £965

Stockholm to Melbourne – £1,835

Stockholm to Tokyo – £1,193

Stockholm to Auckland – £1,440

A few other good options have come to light since then.  This page of the Qatar website shows the good deals available from Italy.  I was particularly interested in:

Qatar A350

Pisa to Delhi – €1,009 (£875)

Pisa to Kuala Lumpur – €1,465 (£1,270)

Pisa to Maldives – €1,480 (£1,283)

Pisa to Seoul – €1,249 (£1,083)

Pisa to Shanghai – €1,259 (£1,091)

Pisa to Tokyo – €1,432 (£1,241) (drops to €1,190 / £1,031 when two travel)

Venice to Bangkok – €1,185 (£1,027)

These prices are based on one person travelling.  A couple will pay less due to the discount offered for two tickets.  You may also get an extra discount by using promo code VISA during the booking process.

You are obviously building in quite a diversion to travel to Asia via Venice or Pisa, but if you are relatively time rich and cash poor, have a sense of adventure or are simpy desperate for a British Airways Silver card at very low cost, these deals are for you!

Or try Cairo …..

If you are REALLY adventurous there are also some jaw-dropping prices out of Cairo although people are finding them difficult to price up.  I found business class flights to Johannesburg for under £700 which did price.  Melbourne comes up very easily at E£29,000 which is £1,275.

Whatever your view on the security situation in Cairo, it is unlikely to trouble you.  There is a brand new terminal now open and, attached to it, a brand new Le Meridien hotel.  Even if you need to stay overnight you do not need to leave the airport, although personally I think it would be a huge shame not to visit the Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.

Flights to Cairo for cash are not cheap so it would make more sense to pair it with an Avios redemption.

The Egyptian deals in the Qatar sale are listed here.  There are 22 Egyptian Pounds to £1.

Or try Sofia …..

Bulgaria is another option for business class deals if you want to try something new.  How about:

Sofia to Bangkok – €990 (£858)

Sofia to Zanzibar – €1,030 (£893)

Sofia to Johannesburg – €1,075 (£932)

Sofia to Beijing – €1,065 (£923)

Sofia to Singapore – €1,115 (£966)

Some of the above are based on two people travelling.  The flight from Sofia is on a short-haul A320 but should have a ‘proper’ business class seat like this:

Qatar A320 business class

In summary ….

Read my sale article from Monday (click here) to see my thoughts on the different Qatar Airways aircraft and their business class seating.

All of these deals end on 16th January.  You must travel by mid December and blackout dates apply as detailed in Monday’s article.

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Comments

  1. My apologies for my ignorance but am I missing something? I can’t seem to get any of the above prices from any of the European airports in any months *frustrated*. Is there a special link or page I am not seeing? Everytime I see an announcement on HFP about great deals, I never seem to be able to get anything close to what’s on here. So much so that I simply stop bothering to try. But I thought I would give the Qatar offers a try but it’s still the same??!!

    • These fares can change awfully fast. Last monday morning when the sale started I made the mistake not to book AMS-BKK immediately for 1100-ish euros. Late afternoon it was already 1400 for my desired period of travel, which is still a great fare (booked it) but it shows how fast it can change

  2. Fingers crossed for any other offers.
    Japan not for us ,especially in winter.
    Summer holidays already booked.

  3. booked AMS – DOH – NRT in November for £550. Great fare

    • In Business Class? I received an e-mail from Qatar Airways regarding their sale and Amsterdam to Tokyo (NRT & HND) was shown as 1699 euro’s… when travelling with 3 or more..

      • It was €630 on Thu night as a flash deal, I put it on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. Astounding deal.

        • I managed to find one for May, perfect time of year. Had a very happy mother! Thank you Rob :)

  4. After I booked AMS-DOH-NRT Return last night for October Half Term, I received an email from Qatar Airways Support asking for copy of my passport and CC bank statement. Sent all the info – will see how it goes.. 1,240 euros for 2. Bargain

  5. Just want to say THANK YOU to Rob for a Twitter message on HfP

  6. Missed out on the mega deals last night but taken the plunge on CDG-HND returning SIN-CDG all on A350. Worked out at £1135pp based on 5 travelling.

  7. Slightly off-topic, but related to a post from a while back, and may be of use to some, especially if you can’t make the Qatar sale work for your schedule/route.

    Rob mentioned Malaysia Airlines having a travel-agent-only “free upgrade to First” offer on J/C fares. There are also some (seems to me) very cheap First fares available via MH’s web site, cheaper than full-fare Business, albeit a little fiddly to find, As usual, the cheapest fares are if you go to KL and then on somewhere else in the region (Bangkok seems to be cheapest), optionally with a stopover, rather than KL-only. But the web site throws an error if you just search for a simple round-trip LHR-BKK in First, because the KUL-BKK sector would be in Business not First and the site evidently can’t cope with that… 😉 The trick is to do a multi-city search, and separate LHR-KUL and KUL-BKK on at least one leg – it will then tell you there are no flights available on various sectors but will prompt you to see business class options. This also allows you to do a mixed-class itinerary for the long-haul sectors, e.g. Business out, First back (the return to LHR seems to be slightly cheaper than the outbound). LHR-BKK in First both ways was coming out about £2.6k, Business out First back £2.1k and Business both ways about £1.5k. (I did a quick look at Melbourne also – £2.8k First both ways).I know some will say Qatar J is better than everyone else’s F, and cheaper, but for ex-London rather than Europe, and not having to transit the Gulf, personally this works for me. Plus three of these credited to MH’s Enrich programme will get you Platinum status / OneWorld Emerald, so equivalent to BA Gold, and almost enough miles for a Business redemption to KL :-) Book by Jan 31st for travel up to Nov 30th by the looks of it.

  8. I’m looking to book flights to Sydney through this promotion. what offers better value, paying with VISA to get the 15% (345 euro) or paying with my preferred reward gold card, roughly 4000 points? Any advice greatly received. Cheers

  9. Qatar sale extended by 2 days to 18Jan!

  10. Have a question on earning BA TPs through Qatar.

    The 4x QMiles promo which is running seems fairly attractive. Is it possible to get the QMiles alongside the BA TPs? Or can you not mix and match across the two?

    Thanks