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Amazing business deals (Avios earning) from Qatar Airways – Maldives £907, Singapore £837 etc

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Qatar Airways has kicked off another amazing round of business class deals under the heading of ‘Qatar Travel Festival’.

This is a genuinely impressive package:

Very, very cheap business class fares from various European departure points

You can book for travel until 15th December 2016

Qatar Travel Festival

… all of which earn Avios and British Airways tier points

… or, if you credit to Qatar Airways, will earn triple QMiles

… and you can win a prize as well in a free draw for all bookers

You have five days left to book – these deals end on 17th January.

Full details can be found here.

The best fares will not be found from the UK

Here are a few of the more jaw dropping prices.  These deals are all for business class travel via Doha.

Oslo to Cape Town – NOK 11,895 (£914)

Oslo to Bangkok – NOK 10,045 (£772)

Oslo to Maldives – NOK 11,795 (£907)

Oslo to Melbourne / Sydney – NOK 18,395 (£1,414)

Oslo to Singapore – NOK 10,895 (£837)

Copenhagen to Bali – DKK 13,795 (£1,380)

Copenhagen to Bangkok – DKK 8,945 (£895)

Copenhagen to Dubai – DKK 8,045 (£804)

Copenhagen to Hong Kong – DKK 10,695 (£1,070)

Copenhagen to Sydney – DKK 15,495 (£1,550)

Amsterdam to Bangkok – €1,160 (£866)

Amsterdam to Cape Town – €1,380 (£1,030)

Amsterdam to Dubai – €1,110 (£828)

Amsterdam to Phuket – €1,220 (£910)

Amsterdam to Zanzibar – €1,165 (£870)

These routes would all – apart from Dubai – earn 560 tier points return (140 + 140 + 140 + 140) due to the change of plane in Doha.

As ever with Qatar, you should keep an eye on the aircraft.  The most modern seats are on the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and Airbus A380 fleet.  The A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft are now all fully flat, however.  A couple may even find the older style seating on these aircraft better as there are pairs of seat together.  The newer planes have a herringbone layout where passengers faces away from each other.

My review of the 787 business class seat is here.  The 777 business seat review is here.  The food and drink is the same high quality whichever aircraft you use.

You can book your Qatar Travel Festival deals on this special site here.

Comments (169)

  • Umberto says:

    I booked my one this morning from the 13th to the 20th of April from Oslo to Bkk from gotogate and the earliest date I found then was from the 12th of April onwards. Now I can see the same 600£ from as early as the 7th of February. I would have preferred to go earlier, shame…it’s done now. Also, my one has 8h stopover outbound and 2h inbound. I have found better options with only 1h layover outbound and 2h inbound. There are a lot of flights available now from February onwards. They must have loaded them later in the morning or this afternoon as I couldn’t see any this morning. Hope this help someone who hasn’t booked yet!

  • Umberto says:

    I booked my one this morning from the 13th to the 20th of April from Oslo to Bkk from gotogate and the earliest date I found then was from the 12th of April onwards. Now I can see the same 600£ from as early as the 7th of February. I would have preferred to go earlier, shame…it’s done now. Also, my one has 8h stopover outbound and 2h inbound. I have found better options with only 1h layover outbound and 2h inbound. There are a lot of flights available now from February onwards. They must have loaded them later in the morning or this afternoon as I couldn’t see any this morning. Hope this helps someone who hasn’t booked yet!

  • Jon Dear says:

    so tempted! does anyone know if these cheap gotogate tickets are eligible for the FREE Transit accommodation service at DOH. t&c’s are very vague http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/transit-accommodation.page

    • Polly says:

      Am trying to find out the same, but on the GTG site it states you have to pay for overnight accommodation and transfers! Don’t know if that excludes the QR deal, but am away ATM so can’t. check it out. Am about to book HKT from CPH, but am almost afraid to risk that site, but prices v tempting.

      • sav says:

        They are pricing around the Gotogate level at Expedia’s Norwegian site Expedia.no (actually a bit cheaper) plus there is no CC fee, which adds some legitimacy with these fares. Of course you should use a fee free CC to avoid currency conversion fees.

        • Polly says:

          Thanks Sav, will give it a go….

          • sav says:

            E.g. OSL-BKK 17-24 May: 7563 NOK = ~ £596 Business class. 787 and A380.
            Also less than £650 to Singapore. Prices are a little higher from AMS, ARN and CPH in some cases.

          • Polly says:

            We found CPH HKT on expedia.no for approx £775, 6h 50 layover in biz lounge in Doha, on way bk, so can cope with that. We will hop bk to KL tho for a short trip up country there by train or VIP bus.

            James67 must pick your brain on that one please, if you are around.

            In Bali ATM with Jakarta going mad, but seems calm on the this island. Used our 241 to HKG to get here in F. But at these prices around now, it’s such hard work to continue collecting avios, but useful to have in reserve.

  • Max says:

    Check ARL too
    Prices went up and down yesterday, but I eventually got 5 x ARL-DPS return for around £950 each, with an overnight in DOH on the outbound.
    Do I get a free transit hotel with I bucket?

  • JamesW says:

    Out of interest my 100,000 GlobeTrekker QMiles posted today 🙂
    Not my one tier upgrade from Gold to Platinum yet though 🙁

  • Kathy says:

    I’m so tempted right now to book the really expensive holiday to Australia and new Zealand I was planning for a few years’ time. It’d cost about £800 more just booking OSL-SYD on Qatar than saving up lots of Avios, getting an upgrade voucher from the Lloyds card, and miraculously finding availability LHR-SYD. Normally that much money would be a deal breaker for me, but I’ve just finished paying my student loan off and moved to a chaper mortgage deal so I do actually have a bit more money each month….

  • Mart says:

    £650 osl-sin November

    Expedia.dk
    Couldn’t resist

    • Polly says:

      Mart, is that even cheaper than expedia.no? Did you look at that site at all?

      • mart says:

        it was £25 per person more expensive on my dates ,in the future I will check thanks

  • Tobi says:

    I’ve chosen the Economy version of QR mega prices, £239 rt OSL-BKK, with 1 h transit time in DOH eac way. Fantastic! Ca’t be bothered to pay extra for Business, at the end the plane goes to the same destination. I wil book nicer hotels instead!

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