Qatar sale: Stockholm to Auckland, business, for £1500 return to December – & earns 600 BA tier points!

I dropped this in as an extra article because I didn’t anyone booking the Copenhagen to Auckland fare (£2,300) that I wrote about in our main Qatar Airways sale feature today without seeing this.

As mentioned in the comments to that article (thank you!) there is an exceptionally good business class fare between Stockholm and Auckland currently available.

This is not part of the main sale and is valid for travel until mid December.

As you can see from the screenshot below, it comes out at 17,368 Swedish Krona:

Qatar Airways Auckland deal

…. which is £1,522 return.

You must use the promo code MASTERCARD – outlined on this page of the Qatar site – to get this price.  It is a couple of hundred pounds more expensive otherwise.

The fare rules appear to be:

Book by 3rd May

Complete travel by 15th December (10th December if using the MASTERCARD promo code)

Minimum stay 5 days

Maximum stay 1 month

No travel 27th June to 27th July or 1st August to 15th August

Ticket is cancellable for a penalty of US$800 (double check this during the booking process – whatever the Qatar site shows is what counts)

You should earn 600 British Airways tier points for this itinerary which is enough for a British Airways Silver card – although you would still need to have taken 4 cash British Airways flights during your current tier point year before you are upgraded.

Between Stockholm and Doha you get a brand new Boeing 787I reviewed that business class product here and the official Qatar 787 page is here.  Between Doha and Auckland you will get an older Boeing 777 – I reviewed that business class product here – but if you very lucky and travel late in the year it might have been refitted with the amazing new QSuite.

Remember that British Airways will no longer check through baggage to other airlines.  If you are transferring on the same day from London leave enough time to collect your luggage, go landside and recheck it.  Coming back, Qatar Airways should check it through to London even if that is on a separate ticket.

The Qatar / Stockholm offers page is here.  Full details of the MasterCard promo code are here.

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  1. I mentioned this on another HfP thread today. Last month when I travelled back from AKL (via DOH to FRA) and had connecting flights from FRA to LCY with BA, Qatar in AKL refused to check my bags through to LCY. They double-checked at my request, but still refused to do so. Not the correct policy, I know but bear in mind if you are on a tight connection (we had 4 hours, so wasn’t a problem).

  2. Alex W says:

    Mrs W is considering booking a one-way redemption from DOH to LHR and missing the last leg of our Qatar Ex EU and the return BA positioning flight. This gets her home 12 hours earlier than planned, and I would take the original flights with the baggage. Are there any serious risks in doing this or should it be OK?

    • Barry cutters says:

      No. Make sure you check the bags in in your name and not hers obviously.
      And make sure she checks in for the Qatar flight . This will keep the seat next to you free, and also she will probably still get the tier points /avios.

      • Alex W says:

        Interesting, thanks for the info. So when she’s a no show, what should I tell them? Or just keep quiet?

        • Barry cutters says:

          They will see you linked on the booking and ask you.
          just say she isn’t flying .
          Thats all they want to hear to get the flight off the ground.

          I’m not saying 100% you will get points , but its likely.
          Happened to me when my missus couldn’t make a Ba001 flight last year.

          Also i have often booked a couple of flights in situations where it was cheaper to book a new one way than change the booking.I check in for both and get the points normally,- Both these situations are BA however so could be different.

  3. OT
    Anyone used real transfers recently made a booking saturday ,no confirmation email.
    Sent a follow up email ,no response?

    Anyone recommend any reasonably prices transfers from central London to heathrow.

    • Simple Airport Transfers is one I have used. About £30 from South Kensington to Heathrow. Decent service. You can choose to pay the driver, too, so no need to pay in advance.

  4. looks like fare is dead at 15:49

    might have been an error fare

    • Hope not, or I will need to write another article for the emails tomorrow!

      EDIT: no, fare is still there, just checked the dates in the screenshot and it still prices the same

  5. Yep – definitely still there

  6. NigelM says:
  7. Damien s says:

    I have a BA / AmEx companion voucher – does anyone know if I can redeem on a one world flight like this? Thx

  8. Sebastian says:

    Is there anything to SYD?

    • Go have a look and report back 😉

    • JamesR says:

      I booked SYD for Nov a few weeks ago. It was down as a promo fare but it wasn’t advertised when I spotted it. I paid around the £2,200 mark Ex-Stockholm.
      Beware the very long layover on the way out!

  9. Alex W says:

    Having just done the Qatar 787 and 777 yesterday I think I preferred the 777. The bed was more comfortable and nicer layout if travelling as a couple.

  10. Louise says:

    We’re flying in October. Is that late enough in the ear for Qsuites? 🙂 I’m guessing probably not!

    • JamesR says:

      Auckland isn’t set so far to be one of the first to have the qsuite on its route.. but things can change. Personally I think it would make sense given that they are using a 777 for one of the longest flights in the world, it seems strange to have your oldest (in some people’s opinion worst) product on it.
      Having said that, with a flight that long you want space.. and the 777 cabin I’d say feels much more open than the others. If your travelling as a couple than it’s absolutely fine.

      • Having done very little travel outside cattle class, the current offering looks amazing anyway! I’m looking forward to it regardless

        • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

          Personally, I prefer the 777 if you’re travelling as a couple. Loads of space (four windows for most window seats) and a really comfy seat.

  11. Note, you will also need to pay by MasterCard.

    It’s the only option you’ll be given on the payment screen.

  12. HayMow says:

    NB. there are extended date restrictions for the MasterCard discount – but you can combine eg. sale fare out without MC discount, sale fare with discount back, as you just get shown the fares that are available to you…
    “Blackout dates (travel not allowed):
    22nd June -01st July 2017 and 15th August – 10th September 2017 on Qatar Airways operated flights worldwide.
    14th July -29th July on Qatar Airways operated flights from Europe.”

  13. HayMow says:

    Anyone know.. if you can only travel on certain dates but are prepared to pay sale fare out without MC discount (and to use sale plus MC discount on return leg) – would it cause any issues to book as two one-ways? Wondering if could be worthwhile to do, so could pay on BA Amex for outward leg for significantly more Avios, but pay on MasterCard (Tesco so a LOT fewer Avios) for the return. TIA

    • Haymow, try pricing it up yourself as two one ways, think it might price up way more than the return fare. Let us know what you find too.

      • HayMow says:

        Thanks Polly – I was actually asking more about any known potential problems, hence saying ‘issues’ rather than pricing – had been wondering if any disadvantages to 2 separate tickets if say there was a problem with one direction, or something I might not have thought of. … as it is, when I checked the outward fare alone it was crazily higher (eg. double or triple) vs. even the return fare!

  14. Slightly OT

    There is no way I can maintain Gold status this year, but I am happy with a “soft landing” back to Silver. However, I’ve been using reward flights all year, so I have only 2 cash bookings on BA. Do I need to make another 2 cash bookings to get the soft landing?

  15. Concerto says:

    And it I use the Iberia card, what would that get me? Possibly Silver at Iberia Plus? I have very little desire to use BA or the BAEC from now on.

  16. Marriott Travel Package (Via SPG Points)

    1. When do you get airlines miles? Just after booking or only after you have consumed the stay? Presume it is later
    2. Has anyone used it to book stay for a family (say 2 Adults + 2 Children under 12)? Again, I presume it probably depends on individual hotel but I am looking at Florida for Disney land

    • Matthew says:

      When you ‘order’ a travel package, they just give you a 7 night certificate in your account for the category of hotel you decide and then you are free to use it against a booking for the next 12 months. Best to go for a cat1-5 and then upgrade using the difference in mileage packages when you know what category of hotel you wish to stay in. Some hotels will accept 2 adults and 2 children in one room, you can check this just searching for rooms at a hotel for points. And don’t forget, you can book a room before your get the hotel certificate in order to reserve your ideal dates. You then just apply the certificate to that booking later. Be careful to watch out for cancellation policies, even on points, as sometimes they can charge £££ plus forfeit of points.

      Lastly, the miles are ordered at the same time as your hotel certificate and sent to the airline you want within a few days. I ordered my travel package a few months ago. The hotel certificate appears immediately and the miles posted a few days later.

      • Matthew says:

        I plan to boost my cat 1-5 hotel certificate for a cat 9 one by redeeming 120,000 more Marriott points and using next year 🙂

        • If one was to get AA MILES with current 25% bonus conversion from hotel points (started today finishing in JUNE) does that also apply to travel packages air miles?

        • Should do, it does when BA runs the same promo

        • Thanks Rob.
          Might seriously consider buying SPG points with a view to buy travel package.

  17. OT
    Am on a 3+ hrs delayed BA flight that I paid for with Avios; anyone know if EU compensation possible for reward flights such as this? Thanks

  18. I bought last night return on business from Sweden to Thailand for 2 adults, 1 child and an infant for only £2,800. From Heathrow to Stockholm we will fly Economy with BA using 31,500 Avios and £115. Given the Avios we will collect on the flight with QA, the BA flight is practically free. I am quite pleased.

    • the real harry1 says:

      nice one, beats Benidorm – logically you cannot actually call the BA Avios flight free but I’ll let that pass 🙂

    • S878 says:

      Which part of Thailand and roughly what dates if you don’t mind. Mine are showing very high prices for end of October.

  19. Yasminah says:

    Hi Rob (and others),

    I booked a flight using my MasterCard (Supercard) from Paris to Maldives for c.1250 GBP but got a payment verification email after the flight seemed to be confirmed. After calling twice they said they couldn’t accept a screenshot from the app as I needed to show the card. I am worried about turning up at the airport to verify my card. Firstly, because if they don’t accept it – I would have booked and paid for accommodation by then which is non-refundable and much more expensive. Secondly, as it’s too stressful to have to wait for fine confirmation to the date of travel. Also I am worried they won’t accept a Supercard (even though for practical reasons it’s a MasterCard it’s a hybrid). Any advice? Thanks

    • They will accept the card, I don’t see why not. Even if they want you to pay again on something else, just seeing the original will be OK. As long as your ticket is still alive and well you’re fine. Perhaps download the MyFlights app if you don’t use it already – it will check the status of your booking daily and email you with any changes.

      • Alan says:

        Or if you don’t use iOS (or don’t want to install the app) you can also use the web-based version that will still email of changes – h – amazing tool! 🙂

        • Yasminah says:

          Thanks Rob and Alan,

          have registered with MyFlights and all confirmed. They were very cryptic on calling them about credit card verification. I need to show my card at the airport but there will be an email in 3-5 days.