STOP PRESS: New Qatar Airways business class sale rolling out

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As I was heading for bed last night, Qatar Airways was rolling out its major new Qatar Airways Travel Festival sale.

Prices are as low as £601 for Stockholm to Dubai in Business Class, a route that would get you 400 tier points and a large pile of Avios.

When this ran at the start of the year there were some astonishing deals, such as £800 business class tickets to Asia.  Remember that all Qatar Airways flights earn Avios and tier points in British Airways Executive Club and, if you head to Asia, you’ll earn 560 tier points per return trip.

The best deals will involve starting your trip in another EU country.

I will do a full summary on Tuesday.  Here are some deals out of Stockholm in business class:

Dubai – £806 for one person, £780 based on two travelling (in reality, it is pricing at £628 – SEK 7,000 – for one traveller and £601 based on two travellers)

Bangkok – £1200 for one person, £1020 based on two travelling

Singapore – £1295 for one person, £1087 based on two travelling

Sydney – £2160 for one person, £1750 based on two travelling

Qatar A380

These pages should have a summary of the best deals:

Qatar Airways Stockholm deals

Qatar Airways Oslo deals

Qatar Airways Copenhagen deals

Qatar Airways Paris deals

Qatar Airways Amsterdam deals

Qatar Airways Brussels deals

In most cases you must book on the Qatar Airways website by 5th September and travel between 15th September and 30th June.  No travel 15th December to 10th January.

My review of Qatar Airways A380 business class is here, 777 business class here and 787 business class here.

More tomorrow when I’ve had a chance to see what is out there.

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  1. What dates are the £601 fares to DXB do not get the price when I search ?

    • It was freely available last night, just over 13,000 SEK for 2. Have they corrected it to the ‘official’ sale price?

      • Matt Lee says:

        I can’t find anything less than 16,000 for 2 now.

        I should of booked this am when I had the chance !

    • I just got it for £583 each for three of us (granted one is a two and a half year old) next March 31st for 7 days CPH to DWC

  2. K_special83 says:

    Just booked 2 business class flights to Bangkok from Oslo for £1895 – £987 each! Plus 540 tiers points in BA Executive Club! Fab deal! And flying 787-9 Dreamliner -sweet!

  3. Some good prices in economy out of Europe as well – was looking for a friend for flights to Jakarta in October/November – and for HEL-CGK-CDG is coming in at £287 (including the 10% discount code they’ve just sent out)

    • What’s the code mate
      For some reason I don’t get the emails from qatar

      • Join the celebrations with our fantastic discount fares. Book your ticket from now until 5th September and save on Economy and Premium Class fares for travel between 15th September 2016 and 30th June 2017.

        That’s not all, when you enter promo code PC2016 and book your ticket by 5th September, you will enjoy an additional 10% discount on Economy and Premium Class on top of the festival fares and earn triple Qmiles. What’s more, when you register, we will also offer you a 10% redemption discount on your next award ticket*.

        • PC2016 (to cut to the chase….:)

        • JamesWag says:

          That sounds like if you use the 10% discount code you’ll get the triple miles which allegedly comes at the expense of losing the flights counting towards the globetrotter promo (if they fit into that anyway).

    • JamesWag says:

      “for a friend”…. It’s okay to admit you fly economy once in a while 🙂

  4. By the way, just flew KUL to MUC via Doha on QR R fare. Bought a separate BA ticket (which included several other sectors on later dates) to LHR departing 4 hours later. Funnily QR check in at KUL managed to tag my luggage all the way to LHR.

    Unfortunately the QR departure from Doha was delayed 4h 40m. QR was fantastic, contacted BA got me another ticket for a later BA flight within the same booking reference.

    Also my bags failed to turn up & BA couriered them to me at the evening of the next day.

    Great QR business class compared to CW. Great QR lounge at Doha too.

    • JamesWag says:

      I was delayed 2hrs on my recent CPT-DOH when a very unfortunate member of the crew blew the front right door off, inflating the emergency slide whilst performing final checks on it. Some people missed connections but I’m sure QR would have helped them out.
      I had a lovely view of it all from my 787 seat in J 🙂

  5. David2910 says:

    Lots of talk about BA CE positioning flights to connect (oslo, cph & arl) in the comments. An important angle to factor in, which wasn’t there in previous deals, is the new Plus fare structure (non-CE): being able to change your flight on-day is fantastic for the return legs as a) you’ll be connecting in DOH, commonly same day as the final LHR/LGW leg, and certainly you’ll be on tarmac in DOH with knowledge of which on-connection to London you need to be on; and b) these airports have multiple BA flights per day.

    Example: i’m flying back SYD – DOH – CPH – LGW. the latter leg a separately bought BA Plus ticket. it takes off 3 hours after the DOH-CPH leg is due to land. i can be on tarmac in DOH and will be able to use my mobile to either delay to later flight, for free, or keep original booking with the 3 hour connection time. that’s really useful.

    This is also good, given these destinations, for Norwegian FlexPlus tickets. small premium to pay gives you significant baggage and full same-day departure flex, with no further charge and good flight frequency. Note that if you also use norwegian on out-bound from LGW then you’re leaving from south terminal so you can use your loungekey/priority pass at the no. 1 lounge and end up having a pretty sweet premium positioning arrangement for next to nothing.

    next post which would be really useful for me anyway would be which of the above listed ex-EUs have best departure lounges.

    • Priority Pass lounge in BRU was excellent. I hadn’t been able to grab a shower in T5 as BA were useless and didn’t make it clear when arriving at T5B that my next flight was going to be from there (nothing on departure boards) hence ended up shuttling to T5A to clear security to go to lounge only to find no free showers (lots closed for maintenance) and had to go back to T5B again!! Thankfully had an excellent shower in the PP lounge in Brussels – friendly and helpful staff, not bad food/drink selection.

    • David. We ve done the opposite while booking last flight out of CPH on that fare. Cheaper o/w option. So if we get to CPH on the Tarmac we can then change the flight to the next one to Lhr , if we don’t fancy spending the day in the city. But usually we hang around as it’s such a pretty city to wander around. That change option is a fantastic enhancement! the only good one this year! So best use it when we can before BA change their minds again.

  6. Kinkell says:

    OT: having a BA moan! Currently in Copenhagen doing on line checkin for CPH- LHR – JFK. Site won’t let me do the LHR-JFK as it says I need a Visa before progressing. I am physically clutching our visa Waiver paperwork which states we are already ‘approved’ and ‘welcome to the United States’ . Phone call to BA ….what a rigmarole…. Says it’s a ‘glitch’ . Hardly conducive to a relaxing start to our holiday.
    Those Qatar fares look enticingly good. Maybe I should be looking eastwards instead.

    • We had the same problem checking in for dub Lhr JFK in dub.. Took ages, but worth the hassle. And yes we do east on QR sale fares. Doing HKT from CPH late October, can’t wait, RFS ret to CPH. Using our cancelled BA 241 F avios for club eu fares. Def recommend the QR routing in J. A real treat.

  7. Thanks Harry, no harm in trying though I guess….

  8. glad to be corrected!

  9. Hi all, what am I doing wrong. Could someone that knows what they are doing check this fare to Syd leaving anytime at the beginning of Dec and coming back early to mid Jan?

    Must have spent several hours trying to make this work so far but I’m seeing only double the headline sale rate.

  10. JamesWag says:

    If I use the 10% off promo code does that mean my flight wouldn’t count towards the globetrotter promo ?? I ask as using the 10% code seems to get you the triple miles too and I recall it being mentioned that QR will only honour the most recent promo you sign up for.


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