News in brief:
New Qatar Airways business class deals – TODAY ONLY
Qatar Airways launched another (yes, another) business class sale yesterday.
The UK sale fares are here and are OK but nothing to get excited about. This runs until Friday.
Things are better in Europe but in Europe it is a 48-hour sale which ends TODAY. Digging around, these appear to be the highlights from elsewhere in Europe:
Berlin to Cape Town €1,991 (more German deals here)
Berlin to Chiang Mai €1,749
Brussels to Bali €1,671 (more Belgian deals here)
Brussels to Delhi €1,889
Brussels to Johannesburg €2,144
Frankfurt to Windhoek €1,473
Prague to Bangkok 32,896 CZK (£1,108) (more Czech deals here)
Sofia to Singapore 2,299 BGN (£1,030) (more Bulgarian deals here)
Sarajevo to Kuala Lumpur €1092
Sarajevo to Guangzhou €954
Stockholm to Sydney or Melbourne 18,157 SEK (£1,660) (more Sweden deals here)
Stockholm to Singapore 13,206 SEK (£1,207)
These flights are for travel by 28th February. You cannot travel between 15th December and 10th January.
Note that some of these destination, eg Sarajevo, involve a short-haul A320 to Doha, albeit with a ‘proper’ business class seat.
Most of these deals will earn 560 British Airways tier points (4 x 140 given the plane change in Doha) as each leg is over 2,000 miles. That is 90% of the 600 required for a British Airways Silver card, albeit you also need to fly 4 BA flights in your membership year. Australasia routes earn 600 tier points.
You will also earn a huge chunk of Avios back too.
You can book these deals on the Qatar Airways site here.
Last week to earn Avios from Business Traveller – and get free GHA Platinum status
Business Traveller magazine is ending its partnership with Avios this week. If you didn’t think there was any reason to subscribe, because you always pick one up in the airport, read on ….
Until 30th September, new subscribers will earn:
- 400 Avios on a one-year £34 subscription
- 1,200 Avios on a two-year £65 subscription
- 2,400 Avios on a three-year £90 subscription
One reason for subscribing to Business Traveller is that you will get a year of Platinum status with Global Hotel Alliance for free.
If you have a stay at a GHA hotel coming up, especially at a resort, it may be worth subscribing for a year just to get this benefit. Once your subscription is confirmed, you need to sign up for Business Traveller Plus VIP membership here and claim your GHA Platinum status as well as various other benefits.
Full details of the 35 hotel brands who are part of Global Hotel Alliance, and the benefits you get from Platinum, are in this HfP article.
Hotel offers update – June 2021:
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.
Want to buy hotel points? There is currently a special offer running with Marriott Bonvoy (30% discount to 20th June), Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 8th July) and World of Hyatt (30% bonus to 25th June).