Yesterday I wrote a long piece on the latest business class sale deals from Qatar Airways. This was offering exceptional fares from as low as £751.
When I researched that article I only looked at the ‘usual suspects’, ie the Netherlands and Scandinavia. As it turns out, there are also good deals to be had out of France and Belgium.
Out of Paris (this page shows the headline business fares from Paris CDG) the stand-out deal seems to be Tokyo at €1,445 (£1,027).
This is cheaper than all of the other departure points for Tokyo I listed yesterday. Given how quick and easy it is to get to CDG, this is a great deal if you’ve ever wanted to visit Japan – especially as the sale period covers the Spring ‘cherry blossom’ period.
The Maldives out of Paris is €1,520 (£1,080) which is not as good as the £816 deal from Oslo, but easier for anyone who does not have an easy connection to Oslo from a local airport. Bali is €1,625 from Paris (£1,155).
Abu Dhabi is €1,250 (£888) which, again, is a little more than the best deal I found yesterday but may be more convenient.
The ease of getting to Brussels on Eurostar – your ticket even includes the connection to the airport for free – means that this is another interesting option.
The best deals, summarised here, seem to be Dubai / Sharjah / Ras Al Khaimah at €980 (£696).
This is attractive as a British Airways tier point run, as you pick up 400 tier points for the return trip.
Have we ever seen business class tickets to the Middle East from Western Europe under £700 before?!
As a reminder, here are the fare rules for the current offers:
Book by November 6th
Travel between January 15th and June 30th 2016
Minimum stay 7 days, maximum stay 1 month