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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.

Qatar A380

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:

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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Comments (65)

  • DS says:

    From Stockholm, best deals seam to be:
    Dubai 6700 SEK (£603) and Hong Kong 10760 SEK (£970) (2 persons travelling)
    Dubai in Economi is 1,619 SEK (!)

  • Lorna says:

    Can I redeem Avois on these Qatar fares because of course I can never redeem them on BA!? I want to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town and don’t mind starting in Edinburgh or flying to Paris, Amsterdam etc to start. Or should I just pay cash?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, you can redeem Avios on Qatar via ba.com – probably better to pay cash though at these rates.

    • anon says:

      You cannot pay avios in replace of cash, you would need to do a standard redemption which would not make sense given the low cash prices.

  • WilliamPH says:

    I know that this is mainly a U.K. Site, but I’m often looking for a cheap deal to make a flying visit back to the UK from the Far East. A quick visit to the Qatar website seems to show that SIN – LHR returns are cheaper than SIN – AMS.

    Generally, does it work out cheaper to nest returns from Europe or Asia? It gets harder to work out with recent currency fluctuations!

    • jonboy73 says:

      I have a similar issue with regular trips newcastlel-cebu/manila which often prices around £3.5k

      I have just booked China southern via Amsterdam and china for £1590 return. Skyteam I know…wish me luck…

      Istm that ordinarily it can be cheaper from the Philippines, but then a uk/Europe sale comes along and blows that theory out of the water…

      I would prefer to be booking returns from the Philippines but the sale prices I keep seeing make that too expensive.

    • asy949 says:

      Hi William In my experience it’s better to nest and travel from theEU or UK even because of the currency (assuming you are paid in SGD) and competitive pricing in general. But you have to fix dates which might be tricky depending on your work circumstances. There are a few transient offers originating from That end though eg recent AY offer SIN LhR return on business for SGD 2900+. Other stations to consider include BKK if I want to originate from Far East

      • asy949 says:

        * if U want to start trip from Far East

        • WilliamPH says:

          Thanks. I can find SIN LHR for 2950 SGD return in Qatar J, so will probably book that. About the same price as PE on BA or SQ

          • Sam G says:

            One thing to note is that Ex-Asia the change conditions are generally a lot less restrictive than ex-UK/EU- e.g. 700gbp WT+ fares out of KL with no change/minimal cancellation penalties and can be routed via SIN with a stopover. So that can be useful.

            Otherwise it’s just a case of keeping an eye, from what I’ve noticed there seems to be a lot more quite unadvertised sales like the AY fares

            Ex-Colombo has really good pricing but it’s a long hop from Singapore so personally I’m not sure it’s worth the hassle!

  • jonboy73 says:

    I cant get the pages to load, time outs or just blank 🙁

    too many hfp’ers on there most likely lol

    • John says:

      Jonboy73 just log onto the qatar website homepage . The sale is shown there.

  • David S says:

    Did manage to book our flights to Sydney based on Rob’s heads up about the Qatar sale yesterday. With a bit of help of ITA matrix, managed to get OSL-SYD-HEL for £1599 per person in May. Not as good as the January prices (even taking into account Brexit pound drop) but still happy and will help with getting my BA gold again.Now let’s hope that we get the flat bed seats on the A320 to HEL!!!

  • Daz says:

    I love it, this how in my family can afford to travel the world in style and get BA tier points.

    This is where I use my avios for CE; it sets me up for a ex EU Qatar flight.

    • Daz says:

      Sorry for my spelling!!! Fat fingers.

    • David S says:

      Totally agree Daz. If not for sites like this, don’t think could be travelling in style around the world. Using my Lloyds upgrade voucher and Avios for positioning flights for Ex-EU makes more sense even though CE is nothing to shout home about.

      • DAZ says:

        I use CE solely for the extra baggage allowance and to get my luggage transferred right through to the end destination without hassle. The luggage humping and dumping can really put people off when transiting numerous airports.

        Agreed CE has panache and style of an Afghan “Jingle” truck.

        • reddot says:

          Hi Daz, do you mean that when booking an ex-Stockholm long-haul QR flight, a CE (as opposed to Economy) RFS ticket from LHR-STO will convince the LHR staff to tag my luggage all the way to Singapore and vice versa?

          • Daz says:

            Yes.

            My last long haul was LHR-FRA in BA CE on avios, then Qatar from FRA-DOH, DOH-SIN. I dropped my bags off in LHR and didn’t see them until Changi; same, same on the way back.

            I’ve done this to KL and HK as well.

          • Reddot says:

            Fantastic to hear. Thanks Daz.

  • mart says:

    i think we were spoiled in January i got OSL-SIN for 2 £1300
    was looking for SYD for £1100 ,sadly 1500-1600 still good but too much for me.

    • David S says:

      Hi Mart,
      Was hoping for the same but I think it is unlikely we will ever get that kind of crazy prices (although I am hoping I am wrong) particularly with Brexit and exchange rates as they are. So I did pull the trigger for £1599 to Sydney this time around. Still not bad but you are right, we were spoilt in January but unfortunately I couldn’t book anything at that time.

  • Rachel says:

    Hi! I am booked to do Copenhagen – Sydney with Qatar in the sale business fare. Trying to work out how many tier points I’ll get as BA website calculator not working for Qatar. It says 480 for return trip on R BA from London so am confused as it’s listed here saying 560 just to Asia? Any ideas? Thanks!

    • David S says:

      Hi Rachel
      CPH- DOH – 140 tier points one way
      DOH-SYD- 160.
      So 600 in total for a return trip, enough to get BA silver. Hope that helps.
      The calculator seems to be working now on BA.com but you need to input each leg separately to get to see the tier points and Avios earned.

    • Rob says:

      Do it sector by sector. CPH DOH and DOH SYD.

    • fbrj says:

      The BA calculator does work for QR on the BA. You have to do each segment separately: CPH-DOH and then DOH-SYD. The return in Business is 600 tier pts.

    • Rachel says:

      thanks so much everyone for your replies! Great news 🙂 I am seriously considering the BA card now to get that reward ticket!

      • May says:

        Don’t forget to do your 4 single flights with BA as well to achieve silver status

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