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Some Qatar Airways Business Class sale deals I missed – from £696

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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.

Qatar A350


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

All of the Paris deals are summarised here.  The Brussels deals are here.  My listing of special fares from Amsterdam and Scandinavia which ran yesterday is here.

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Comments (43)

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  • Scott says:

    While I can appreciate that these fare are amazing for business class. If I am flying to Dubai for example, it seems like a lot of hassle to have to fly to Europe and then connect in Doha. If I am positioning the day before, my door to door time will end up around somewhere in the region of 24-36 hours at a cost of £900-£1000. Given that I can pick up a direct flight in Y for around £400 with a door to door time of 11-12 hours, I would aim to fly day time flights where I’m perfectly happy watching movies and reading a book so don’t need a flat bed. Given all of this I’m just not sure I can be bothered with the faff just to fly J to the Middle East.

    The fares to Far East and Australia on the other hand are seriously tempting me…

    • JQ says:

      I agree, seems silly to double or triple the travel time to DXB, I would only do this if I needed to be in the European starting point already, or I was at the end of a BA year and short of TPs to reach a higher status. I feel the same way about east coast of North America hence passed on the CPH/OSL to JFK deals.

      • Gavin says:

        Agree for flights to East Coast but feel far less keen on the night flight back in Y!

    • Rob says:

      Fair point, not sure I would do it myself because of the extra Doha flight (I would do it on, say, Etihad or Emirates ex Europe). The tier points and, frankly, novelty value would swing it for me if I was travelling solo though.

  • Lady London says:

    I guess most people know Eurostar sale is open for their subscribers now, open to all from Thursday, Quoting £64 return to Brussels. Misleading and possibly illegal as they advertise Paris or Brussels for £32 headline, then you find out they’ll only sell you it as a return fare.

    • Callum says:

      Where are they advertising that? I can’t see it but I highly doubt it’s illegal.

      Every time I’ve looked during a sale in the past one way has been half the price of a return anyway.

  • Callum says:

    I’m fairly certain it’s not free to get to Brussels airport on a Eurostar ticket. You have to buy the Any Belgian Station ticket which is £6 more – presumably much more than what an individual ticket would cost.

    • Rob says:

      Ah, didn’t know that – apologies. It was included once upon a time I’m sure and I knew they still sold through tickets – didn’t know a cost was now involved!

  • Jono says:

    Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but which aircraft are on CDG – Tokyo?

    • Rob says:

      CDG to Doha is 1 x A380 and 1 x something else at the moment, but Qatar changes it on a regular basis. The website will show you the aircraft during the booking process although be prepared for switches.

      I am down in the Middle East next month, out Etihad and back Qatar. Both airlines cancelled the A380 services I was originally booked on, forcing me to change my plans (I am back on them now).

      • Leo says:

        My return HKT>DOH flight has already changed from an A330 to 787 so not complaining….similarly I’m not getting my hopes up that it will remain the case in 12 weeks time…

  • James67 says:

    OT: Happy days, BA to fly daily INV-LHR year round from May and with decent schedule. Hugely significant for tax!

    • Liz says:

      Why is it significant for tax James? We normally go from Edinburgh !

      • Liz says:

        Just did a quick dummy run on a CW flight to Chicago starting at Inverness next June and it’s £128.50 cheaper! It’s a 3 hr drive from Dundee though!

      • James67 says:

        I see Rob already answered you Liz. We live in Edinburgh and it works for us as we like Inverness so happy to stay one or mord nights before departure. HIE and ‘Thistle’ not far from airport. HIE in quite a large retail park with shops, restaurants and cinema to keep folks entertined if they don’g want to go into town.

    • Kinkell says:

      Hurrah! I will be one of the 70,000 passengers returning to Inverness. Abz and EDI will be the poorer !

  • Mark says:

    Was looking at flights last night in Y…

    Flying into MEL from AMS and returning from RGN to MAN was <£500

    This is a route my sister had planned anyway, so it works out well for her… I wish i could get the old deal i got before £125 from BUD to HKG back to LHR.

    It seems to be when QR have a sale open jaw ticks are cheaper… just got to play around…

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