Qatar Airways is currently running a ‘2-4-1’ sale on business class seats from a number of European destinations. Some of the prices on offer are very, very attractive indeed.
(Remember that Qatar is now a oneworld partner, so you earn Avios and British Airways tier points when you fly. I will be writing about the earnings rates, and a ‘double Avios’ promotion, tomorrow.)
From London, standout deals includes £3,100 for two people to the Maldives. Remember that, on the leg to Doha from London, Qatar runs its new Boeing 787’s with its new business class, as I wrote about here. £3,163 to Bangkok for two looks good as well.
However, deals get even more attractive when you start outside the UK – although Qatar does not always run its newest planes on these routes.
They are offering a pretty amazing fare of €2,685 to Bangkok – and that is for two people! Maldives is an astonishing €2,260 – that is under £1,000 per person for business class flights during peak season.
(To put this into context, as Qatar is currently giving out double Avios points, your £1,000 return to the Maldives would also earn you about 26,500 Avios as well! That is based on 3,200 miles to Doha each way, 2,000 miles to Male, 1.25x mileage earned for business class and the current double Avios promotion which I will feature tomorrow.)
Other deals may be available from other European gateways if you have a play with the Qatar website.
You need to book by 14th November, for travel before 31st March.