News in brief:
Qatar Airways 2-4-1 sale means more business class tickets under £800
Until this Wednesday, similar prices are back – albeit dressed up as a 2-4-1. You will need to book two seats to get prices as low as £800 per person in business class.
Travel dates are between 1 June and 10 December although there is no guarantee that seats will be available every day at these prices.
Do NOT look for these prices out of the UK. Here are the UK deals – they are good but not outstanding. Prices start at £2,920 for two people.
You want to be looking from flights out of Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels and Oslo, with the best destinations being those in India and Asia. Go to the Qatar Airways home page here and plug in some dates and destinations.
Copenhagen to Bangkok, for example, is DKr 17,316 for two people which is just £832 each.
Remember that you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points on Qatar tickets. A business class return to, say, Bangkok would earn you (4 x 140) 560 tier points. The Boeing 787 business class cabin is below and the A380 and A350 versions are similar. My review of Qatar’s B787 business class is here and the older B777 product here.
500 points for joining Le Club Accorhotels
Until 31st May, Le Club Accorhotels – the loyalty programme for Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure, M Gallery etc – is offering 500 points to anyone who joins and completes a stay.
Most HFP readers will already be members, admittedly. However, if you have never joined and can slot in a stay over the next month then the extra 500 points are worth having. They would be worth €10 of hotel credit, although you need 2000 points minimum to redeem for €40 of credit.
Best Western UK spring sale
Finally, Best Western sent me an email promoting their new UK sale. 32 hotels are included across the country with rooms from £45. You can find details of participating hotels here.
Details of how to get a free status match to Best Western Rewards can be found here.
Hotel offers update – September 2021:
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.
Want to buy hotel points? There are currently special offers running with Marriott Bonvoy (‘mystery’ 45% or 50% bonus to 25th September), Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 30th September), IHG Rewards (‘mystery’ bonus, usually 100%, to 8th October) and World of Hyatt (30% bonus to 31st October).