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News in brief:

More good Qatar Airways deals launched

Qatar Airways has launched another batch of 241 business class deals.  As well as being great deals, you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points as Qatar is a oneworld partner.

The UK deals can be found here.  The deals are OK, such as Dubai for £1,300 and Maldives for £1,700, but we have seen better.  Not all deals are listed annoyingly so you may need to run some quotes.

Germany has some OK deals as you can see here.  Bangkok is around €1,400 per person.  Sydney is €2,100.  It is also worth checking out other starting points if you have a specific destination in mind, eg Amsterdam offersParis offers.  Istanbul is also worth a look for Sydney although Germany is worth the premium for convenience I think.

You need to book by 23rd May 2016 for travel from 1st September 2016 to 15th May 2017.

Qatar A350

30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

Until 15th June, Hyatt is offering another 30% bonus when you buy Gold Passport points.

This is obviously worth a look if you need to top up your account.  It may also be worthwhile if considering a stay in a top tier Park Hyatt such as the ones in Paris or Sydney, where buying the points may be cheaper than paying cash.

The new Park Hyatt resort in Mallorca will also be opening this Summer and looks very impressive.   Prices are a little scary (rooms from Euro 720, or Euro 900 if you want a cancellable one) so a redemption at 20,000 points per night ($360) would be a good deal.

The Hyatt ‘buy points’ site is here.

World of Hyatt update – September 2023:

Get bonus points: Our article on Hyatt’s new ‘double base points’ promotion, valid at all hotels outside the Americas, is here. It runs to 15th September 2023. Registration is now closed.

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.

Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.

World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount, equivalent to a 33% bonus, when you buy points by 10th October. Click here to buy.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Hyatt and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (33)

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  • Thomas says:

    BRU-DXB for 1900 euro for two! Tht is £750 per pax! Bonus!

    • Polly says:

      Thomas, what code did you used. Having trouble finding the Oz deals….coming up as biz promo in red, is that the fare that is supposed to be 241? Thnx

  • harry says:

    O/T £30 off £100 @ Selfridges, targeted – they sell giftcards

  • Gavin says:

    Looks like Finnair are pricematching from some European cities to some of their East Asian destinations

    • Talay says:

      But Finnair have massively hiked their LHR-BKK fares from £1309 to circa £1850 in the last week.

      In line with others admittedly, who have also jacked up fares by around 30% to 50% as well.

  • Frankie says:

    Thanks Raffles. Just booked my 2 ex Europe to Bangkok biz, post Christmas that I’ve been hanging on for. 2 seats from CPH to BKK return with QR for £1070 each. Less than 2 hour stopover. 30th Dec – 15th Jan. Fab!

  • Doma says:

    I can’t seem to find “Maldives for £1,700”, nor an indication of 2-4-1 (it’s just reduced prices that I can see).. am I missing something?

  • Tom says:

    I can’t get the Qatar fares to work at all… Seems to be pricing up normally however I do it. Is a code needed?

    • Bob says:

      Make sure you book 2 passengers, not 1…

      • Bob says:

        Also, these fares seem to go quite fast, the cheapo ex-AMS fare to BKK seems to be >1300 euros for 2017, still cheap but not the 1100-ish as quoted on the Amsterdam page,

        • Frankie says:

          There are still biz fares (at least for Jan 2017) available to BKK ex CPH for approx 10,000 kroner per person which is about £1040 per person (you DO need to book for 2 people though to get this fare it seems)

          • Frankie says:

            It’s the BUSINESS PROMO fare that comes up in red on the far left

  • Jack says:

    OT – looking to use my BA 241 lhr- sfo lax-lhr. What are the chances of getting F for the LAX-LHR leg, is it a case of being on the phone at midnight?

    • mark2 says:

      I think you’ve answered your own question.

      • mark2 says:

        although when my niece did similar I think she could not phone until 0830.

    • harry says:

      It’s 1am at the moment! 🙂

    • Rob says:

      F will not necessarily appear 355 days out. Guarantee is 2 CW and 4 Eco.

      • Liz says:

        I’ve been checking this route most days for about 3 months and they never appear. I spoke to BA when I rang them recently and they said they don’t release them at 355 days out but to keep checking them as they may release them at a later date.

        • R says:

          I’m going to have to do this if I have any chance of using my BA 2-4-1 for a Sydney return in Dec ’17 or Jan ’18, else I’ll have to think of an alternative destination at relatively short notice.

  • Frankie says:

    I didn’t bother with the two for one deal. Just tried booking from various EU airports to BKK. Copenhagen is still showing some great deals. And the herring bone seating for 3 out of the 4 flights (as long as there’s no plane change….)

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