News in brief:
See the FA Cup Fifth Round with Emirates Skywards miles
Emirates is now the lead sponsor of the FA Cup. For the 2nd Round in December, they offered tickets for just 1 mile! They also offered tickets for the 3rd Round, but nothing for the 4th Round.
The deal is now back for the 5th Round. At just 6,000 Emirates miles for a ticket, you can’t complain about the value.
As at 11.45pm yesterday the following games were available. Remember that you can only book a maximum of two tickets per game per Emirates account.
- Reading v West Brom or Peterborough
- Watford v Leeds United
- Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United
- Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool or West Ham
- Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
- AFC Bournemouth v Everton
The Chelsea and Arsenal games are already sold out.
These are for games on 20th February.
Book via this page on the Emirates website (log-in required).
Another generous – but not quite so generous – Qatar Airways sale
Qatar Airways is running another round of promotional business class fares this week.
I am down in Istanbul this week and have not had the time to plough through this in detail. The deals are not, on first glance, anywhere near as generous as the Qatar Travel Festival promotion which ran in January. Availability also seems very tight.
However, if you are looking to book a long-haul ticket to Asia, the Middle East or Australia then you might want to have a look around.
These pages are a good starting point:
- Qatar Airways offers from Paris
- Qatar Airways offers from Brussels
- Qatar Airways offers from Amsterdam
- Qatar Airways offers from the UK (pricier)
You must book by 11th February and two people must travel together.
As always with Qatar, check which aircraft you are getting. The newest business class product is on the 787 (review here), A350 and A380. My review of the older 777 business class seat is here – for a couple, this may actually be preferable.