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Excellent Qatar Airways prices on new Prague route (Cape Town £1237 etc)

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Qatar Airways is launching direct flights from Prague to Doha on 21st August.  There are currently some excellent prices available on long-haul routes via routes in Business Class.

These fares may expire tonight with the end of the current sale. They might also last longer, but if you want to be certain I would act today.


Some of the best deals are:

Prague to Bangkok – CZK 38,286 (£1299)

Prague to Cape Town – CZK 36,435 (£1237)

Prague to Tokyo – CZK 39,590 (£1344)

Prague to Malé / Maldives – CZK 40,875 (£1387)

Prague to Hong Kong – CZK 37,972 (£1289)

Prague to Shanghai – CZK 41,271 (£1401)

Prague to Singapore – CZK 45,602 (£1548)

We found these prices are for flights at the end of August but there should be similar fares later on.  Availability is there but you may have to dig.  Other bargains are almost certainly available although I couldn’t find anything exceptional to Australasia.

For some odd reason, the cheapest fare is often a Business Saver (grey) one and not a Business Promo (red) one.

Any fares which are part of the current sale are for travel by 10th December.

Remember that these flights earn Avios and BA tier points.

As you’ll earn 140 tier points per leg, these trips will add 560 tier points to your account, which is 90% of your British Airways Silver card sorted.  Remember that you do need four British Airways flights as well as 600 tier points to reach Silver, however – it can’t be obtained purely on partner flights unless some are codeshares with a BA flight number.

The only downside is that the Prague to Doha flights are operated by an A320 which means the first 6 hours of the trip won’t be with flat beds.  You will get the seats below:

Qatar A320

It looks like Prague will be a destination to watch for future Qatar Airways sales.  After all, it is easily accessible from pretty much every airport in the UK and, if you decide to travel out a day earlier, there are few better places to spend a night.

There doesn’t seem to be a Czech Qatar Airways home page at the moment so you should book via the UK site here.  Remember to tick ‘Premium Only’ on the flight search page.

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Comments (39)

  • Stu R says:

    Definitely the seats pictured Rob? We did the QR A320 on the Pisa route and got the newer, very comfortable lie flat (almost?) seats which appear to be prevalent on any A320 European routes. It seems they send the older style biz on routes to Pakistan, Nepal etc.

    • Stu R says:

      Oops, sorry, just saw I should’ve directed my comment to Anika …. apologies!

      • Rob says:

        The press release put out when they launched Prague said it was an A320 with 12 business class seats, which means the plane above.

        • Matt says:

          When I flew to Helsinki last year on an A320 with flat beds there were also 12 business class seats? Three rows of 2-2?

          • Stu R says:

            Agreed; the A320 on the Pisa route (both ways) had 3 rows of 2+2 with the new seats so defo not necessarily the above seats, sorry Rob!

    • Polly says:

      And to Vietnam! Stu. However, if it’s a day flight it’s not a problem. Even if you do check your aircraft before booking, you could be unlucky with a last minute aircraft change. But usually to destinations like KUL, HKG, HKT, SIN, you get the good planes. Most often, we get the 777 or 380.
      Agree, PRA is lovely for a city break, usually our first choice, so this will certainly interest us in our ex EU planning going forwards.

      • Genghis says:

        Parana airport in Argentina?

        • Polly says:

          Being Lazy! Trust you to spot it…
          Agree with comments further down, QR J not worth it unless it’s sub 1k, or you are chasing your new TPs target for silver etc.
          And yes their website is so much harder to navigate now. It was a very easy to check options before. Just rubbish IT and ESP rubbish cs.

    • Alex says:

      Seat maps are showing the 320 version with non-flat beds. I was surprised as well but then on second thought not – most of the flat bedded A320s are also the ones with sharklets fitted, which means greater range. These are currently needed to operate the routes to mid-Africa like JKO thanks to the circuitous route around unfriendly airspace…

  • Leo says:

    Those seats look well ropey. I wouldn’t want to pay much more to fly in those.

    • Talay says:

      I wouldn’t fly in them period and sure as hell wouldn’t go via anywhere to get that old tin can.

  • Pascal says:

    Odd if they use those seats. The lie flats from PSA were actually quite good and not a crazy difference to the proper long haul one’s. But these?

  • Lee says:

    Not seeing any flights from PRG in September / October using Matrix.

    Need to get to Bali towards the end of September and return mid October.

    But setting to PRG only it routes me via LHR on BA – no Qatar flights.

    Currently cheapest for me seems to be from Athens – although I did notice that for one flight it ends up in LHR for just £100 more – so worth doing change of airport allowed.

  • Dev says:

    Lhr to Doh is about 6.5 hrs……PRG to Doh can’t be 6 hrs.

    • Dev says:

      …..and furthermore, those seats are fine for a short medium haul day flight, the service is still top notch.

      • Rob says:

        It is timetable at exactly 6 hours. A320 must be slower than a 787.

  • William Avery says:

    I am not convinced given the equipment. Assuming I have to slum it in an A320 to get to Prague (with now through luggage check) and then 6hrs on that? I know this enduring fixation with Qatar but I don’t get it for this route unless they’re going to go sub £1k.

    If it’s an excuse to visit a great city both ways then fair enough.

    • Clive says:

      You sound like you don’t collect tier points…

      • Talay says:

        And tier points are good for what exactly ?

        Only useful for BA tin when so many others are better.

        So you get more Avios, which you can use (mainly) on BA tin 🙂

        I get status and value it but I wouldn’t chase it around the globe going via who knows where, having to collect and recheck bags etc. and add days to travel due to the potential for delays and no help for missed departure.

        Isn’t travel supposed to be enjoyable, not a strenuous effort to circumnavigate the globe ?

  • Optimus Prime says:

    Has the RSS feed stopped working? I see only articles until yesterday on my Feedly.

    • Rob says:

      Doubt it, the emails went out and they are driven off the RSS. You can check at

      • Optimus Prime says:

        Got them now, timestamp is just from 13 minutes ago. Strange…

  • AndyR says:

    Why do you find it odd that the cheapest is Business Promo, that’s normal. ‘Business Promo’ has always been used for the sale fares, the change and cancellation fees are usually higher than Business Saver.

    • Rob says:

      Which is the red one?! The red one was pricier than the grey one …..

      • AndyR says:

        Red is Business Promo (i.e. sale) and Grey is Business Saver. So the article has them the wrong way around.

        I agree odd that you saw Red pricier than Grey though.

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