Bits: LAST CHANCE for the best Qatar deals ever, BA chops Gatwick flights – has yours gone?

News in brief:

LAST CHANCE to book a Qatar Airways flight at an amazing price

Today is your last full day to take advantage of the Qatar Travel Festivalthe deals end at 9pm UK time on Sunday.  Some of the business class prices are simply astounding – Oslo to Bangkok for £772, Oslo to Cape Town for £914, Copenhagen to Sydney for £1550 etc.

All Qatar Airways flights earn British Airways Avios and tier points.   You can book until 16th December at these prices so you have no excuse.

The home page for the Qatar Travel Festival is here.   My full article from earlier in the week is here.

Qatar A350

British Airways cancels Gatwick services for Winter 2016

British Airways announced a raft of cancellations for next Winter yesterday.  They will not have told customers yet so check if you are impacted.  If you call BA now you will have a better chance of getting first choice of alternative flights.

Tampa – reduced to six flights per week with the Wednesday flight cancelled

Barbados – reduced to 11 flights per week with one Monday and one Wednesday flight cancelled during December, January and February

Kingston – reduced to three flights per week with the Saturday flight cancelled during December, January and February

Orlando – reduced to seven flights per week with one Monday, Wednesday and Saturday flight cancelled in November and March

Remember that using the My Flights app would have alerted you to these changes to your flight automatically.

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  1. Are all the cheapest Y flights OSL-DOH (as part of a longer route eg. OSL-DOH-SGN rtn) on the 787-8 Dreamliner ?
    Economy on that has been slated a lot so am keen to avoid, but if I can find (and I can’t thus far) a different plane for that leg at the low prices I’d be willing to brave economy on QR for the first time.

    • All Scandinavian countries flown to by Qatar (ARN, CPH, OSL) are served by the 787. Yes it is a little tight in Y but whenever I have poked my head through the curtain back into the Y cabin it has looked very empty, especially from ARN as they have quite a few daily flights which they struggle to fill. And flying time is usually less than 6hrs so not too bad. This might give you an opportunity to stretch out or get an exit row seat. Whereas J class has usually been at least 75% full during my ex-ARN trips.

  2. Thanks Jamie, I have booked ARN-DPS trip for my parents at around £900!

  3. Awesome deal, thanks for sharing this Raffles.

    We booked a flight to MLE from OSL in J, with part of the trip on the 787 (score). Even better is that we snagged a few redemption nights at the Conrad! Now to figure out what to do with our spare time on the positioning flight into OSL and back from London…

  4. I got £580 in Business through Expedia, Oslo – Bangkok. I got a Qatar booking reference, which I used to login on the Qatar site and update some booking details. My status with Qatar on their site is ‘confirmed’. Does this mean I’m in, no going back for Qatar?