News in brief:
Last chance to enter our Scotland competition
If you haven’t entered already, today is the last chance to enter our Chivas Regal whisky competition.
One reader will win an exclusive VIP visit to the Strathisla distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the home of Chivas Regal, for two people. Flights or train tickets, hotel, transfers and spending money will all be provided.
New Qatar Airways sale and 10% off code
Qatar Airways has been running another sale over the last few days. Until 19th September – Tuesday – you can book sale fares for travel before 31st May 2018.
This sale is not as good as previous sales, although if you need to book something this week it’s worth taking a look at the fares.
Here are a few examples of good prices for flights from Europe.
Venice – Bangkok for €1333 (£1173)
Berlin – Kuala Lumpur for €1461 (£1284)
Sofia – Shanghai for 2524 BGN (£1135)
Stockholm – Singapore for 16049 SEK (£1483)
Stockholm – Auckland for 22233 SEK (£2054)
Pisa – Johannesburg for €1725 (£1516)
Zurich – Tokyo for 2328 CHF (£1784)
Qatar has also released a special promo code for the duration of the sale giving an additional 10% off the base fare, excluding taxes, in Economy or Business. This code is only valid on flights from the UK so it won’t help make extra savings on any of the deals above.
You must enter the code UKGTBHOP in the fare search box. The Qatar sale page is here.
The comments below suggest that code QSUITE may work on departures which are not from the UK – it is worth a try although I have no idea what the rules are for that code.
Remember that Qatar Airways tickets earn Avios and British Airways tier points as they are members of the oneworld alliance. A business class flight from Europe to Asia is usually 560 tier points (4 flights x 140 points each) as long as each flight, changing in Doha, is over 2000 miles. That is 90% of your way to a British Airways Executive Club Silver card.
Cathay Pacific is having a sale too
Cathay Pacific is also running a sale at the moment but it does not look very exciting, at least in Business Class. You have to book by 20th September for travel until 6th June 2018.
The only fare that looks interesting is the London – Taipei flight for £2289.
They’re also doing Tokyo for £2419, but the Qatar flight from Zurich I mentioned above looks more attractive if you don’t mind positioning in Europe.
Cathay Pacific is a oneworld member so these fares also earn Avios and British Airways tier points.
Ads on our mobile site
If you read Head for Points on your mobile, you will see a few additional ad units from today as we experiment with some changes.
Mobile now represents 52% of our page views but only 15% of our advertising revenue. With the ongoing trend to mobile, we are at risk of seeing our ad revenue decline even as page views increase.
There are still no ads inside articles – unlike virtually every other site online – and we hope to keep it that way.
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