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Qatar Airways business class to Adelaide (ex Zurich) for £1,086

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I dropped this in as an interesting extra article as these tickets will disappear fast.

Qatar Airways has launched a £1,086 (CHF 1,312) business class fare from Zurich to Adelaide.

You have until 16th October to book but the handful of seats available won’t last long.  You must fly out between 14th October and 10th December and return by 31st January 2017.  There seems little about once you get past November though.

Qatar A350

Availability is definitely there.  I just found the fare for 7th November out / 25th November return for example, although only 1 seat was showing.

You are getting a Boeing 787 and an Airbus A350, so you will have the latest Qatar Airways business product all the way.  I reviewed the 787 in business class here.

Remember that Qatar Airways flights can be credited to British Airways Executive Club and earn Avios and BA tier points.

The Qatar homepage is here if you want to have a dig around.  This is NOT a fare error – it is listed on their Swiss offers page here.


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Comments (18)

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  • Arrow says:

    interesting, deal has been pulled from the Qatar promo page altogether

    would say this was probably an error fare on that basis, unlikely that they would have already updated a promo page simply cause availability is gone,

    rob, do u think this was an error?

    • Rob says:

      I am tempted to believe the comment above, which says that the prices on the promo page are pulled in automatically. This would allow it to be a mistake despite being ‘officially’ listed.

      Who knows though? We know that Zurich to Doha is probably running a bit empty and Doha to Adelaide is probably running a bit empty, so why not kill two birds with one stone with deals like this? You won’t see London to Adelaide at a super low price, however badly Doha to Adelaide performs, because Qatar won’t want to cannibalise revenue on London-Doha.

      • Zoggle says:

        Sorry Guys, I saw this thread last night, it fitted perfectly with my travel plans to Oz.
        Tried to book via Qatar website, no joy, GBP 3,800+
        Looked on Expedia, it was still there with the usual ” 1 seat left warning” .
        Put my details in, booked it, and have the confirmation. £1,088 for the return trip.
        I am really looking forward to the Qatar experience, 787 and the new A350. cannot wait.
        Personally I am a big BA fan (Gold) but I have to say it is an aged product, old aircraft and now they have downgraded the champers in the 1st class lounge and also on-board.
        The Middle East carriers are streets ahead of BA now…. and they need to respond.
        We flew to Cape Town on a 747 in April on a 21 year old aircraft (all be it upstairs, still my favorite cabin) and it looked aged and haggard. Not sure how long BA can get away with this, they need to up their game.

        • Rod says:

          Congrats on the QR booking!

          Seems availability was v limited. BA will keep going with the ancient seats and aircraft as they seem to fill them fairly easily. I’m on an old 747 from Bos in Y next month and not looking fwd to it. A rtn to Bos in Y is pricing at over £800 now on BA. A joke.

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