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Two great deals: Tokyo on Qatar Airways for £817 Business, Mandarin Oriental Geneva £115

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News in brief:

Qatar Airways launches excellent Tokyo fare from Pisa

Whilst Qatar Airways has been throwing around discounted business class fares like confetti recently, tickets to Tokyo tend to remain expensive due to capacity constraints.  This is why this new offer out of Pisa in Italy is worth a look.

Take a look here at full list of Qatar deals from Italy.  Tokyo is listed as €1,055 return in Business Class.  That is just £817!  You would earn 560 British Airways tier points on that ticket too.

Remember that British Airways flies to Pisa from both Heathrow and Gatwick so a connection will not be a problem.  There are some other excellent deals here apart from Tokyo but that is the one that jumps out.

You must book by 6th June for travel by the end of March 2017.  Availability is excellent once you get into early 2017.   The leg from Pisa to Doha is on a short-haul A320 but these have been fitted with flat bed seats in Business Class.

You can book on the Qatar UK site here.  Hat-tip to Flyertalk.

Mandarin Oriental Geneva

50% off Geneva hotels over the Summer

You may remember a recent competition I mentioned to win one of 1,000 hotel nights in Geneva.  A LOT of Head for Points readers were winners, including myself.

People who did not win were emailed yesterday with an EXCELLENT deal.  Via this link, you can book a hotel room in Geneva WITH BREAKFAST over the peak Summer season between 11th July and 12th September for a 50% discount.  You need to use the promo code geneva50 when checking out.

Some of the pricing is exceptionally good.  Le Richemond, owned by The Dorchester Group, is CHF 165 (£115) on some nights and that is with breakfast.  I even found the Mandarin Oriental available for CHF 165 (£115).  You could probably just about buy breakfast for two on its own, let alone a room, for that price normally.

If you can get the right property then this is a very good excuse for a weekend break in Geneva this Summer.

Comments (60)

  • Dai says:

    Hi, I’ve just booked PSA-(DOH)-HND/NRT-(DOH)-PSA in Business Class (R). Unfortunately, I will earn only 420 British Airways tier points on this tickets. PSA-DOH flight is not eligible for earning BA tier points. If I knew it, I wouldn’t book this routes. Sad…

    • Dai says:

      Sorry, I booked ROM-(DOH)-HND/NRT-(DOH)-PSA. DOH-PSA flight is not eligible for earning BA tier points….

      • Alan says:

        Why isn’t it eligible? Is it a QR flight still or a codeshare on another airline? Remember the BA calculator and MMB can be wrong.

        • Dai says:

          I’ve checked my QR booking on BA my Executive Club using Qatar PNR. There is only 420 tier appear at passenger information. I will ask BA. Thank you for your reply, Alan.

          • Alan says:

            That’s fine if it’s a QR flight. I wouldn’t bother asking BA, they often give useless/incorrect advice – the points will post in due course and you can always query if an issue. MMB is known to often make mistakes.

    • Rob says:

      You will get the tier points, ignore what the BA calculator says.