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Bits and pieces: £295 Qatar sale, 24 all-inclusive resorts on points, Hilton HHonors quirk

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Here are four interesting bits and pieces which did not justify a full article:

£295 Qatar Airways economy sale

Qatar – generous sponsors of our current competition – is running a ‘flash sale’ in Economy to desinations in the Middle East.

The prices are very competitive – Dubai from £295, Abu Dhabi from £295, Kuwait from £295, Bahrain from £300, Muscat from £305.

These fares are only available from London because there is a separate broader offer currently running on flights from Manchester and Edinburgh.  At the time of writing, a Monday to Sunday flight to Dubai over February half-term was coming up at £315 per person.

You need to book by 23rd January for travel by 31st March.  The Qatar website is here although the home page is currently promoting the broader sale.

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24 all-inclusive resorts you can book with hotel points

To be honest, I have never been a massive fan of all-inclusive hotels.  However, if you are booking a free hotel room using your loyalty points, I can definitely see the appeal of making it ENTIRELY free!

This article from US blog MileCards is well researched and worth a look.  It covers all-inclusive resorts you can book via Best Western Rewards, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Starwood Preferred Guest and Wyndham Rewards.

A lesson to learn from Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4

I will be writing more about this hotel in the next couple of weeks as I have a stay coming up.  However, here is a slightly disturbing fact I discovered whilst booking.

If you book a reward room for 1 person, the hotel will only offer you a room with a single bed for the standard redemption price.  The rooms with queen beds are not available.

However, if you book a reward room for 2 people, the queen room is offered at the standard redemption price!

Here is the pricing for March 9th:

Search for 1 person – single bedded room = 60,000 points, queen bedded room = not available

Search for 2 people – queen bedded room = 60,000 points

Odd …..

48-hour hotels.com Flash Sale

Finally, hotels.com emailed me last night about a 48-hour flash sale which is running on Wednesday and Thursday.  It is valid for stays until March 8th.

They are promising discounts of ‘up to’ 50% although 20% seems more like it looking at the preview.  If you are booking hotels at the moment, though, it is worth a look – the link is here.

Comments (26)

  • Daz says:

    FYI: Sofitel Heathrow will not allow under 12s in the Club Lounge now. This messes with you if you are an Accors Plat member through AMEX Plat. You can sit outside like a leper if you want, that really keeps the children and parents happy. Really disappointing as I had a great deal on a 1 bed suite.

  • Pilotoui says:

    How can I use my BA avios to fly qatar airways?