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
These pages should have a summary of the best 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.
More tomorrow when I’ve had a chance to see what is out there.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)