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 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:
…. 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 787 – I 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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
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.)