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The Qatar Airways flight sale starts today – save an extra 5%

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The Qatar Airways sale starts today – see the sale home page here – and will run for a week.

In recent years this has been the most aggressive sale we saw, with fares (out of Europe, not out of London) of £1000 or less to many places.

Remember that Qatar Airways runs a fantastic business class service and you earn Avios and tier points when you fly with them as they are a BA partner.  A return flight to Asia earns 560 BA tier points which is over 90% of a BA Silver card.

Qatar Airways sale

I will do a full report tomorrow or Thursday as soon as I can get through the data.

However …. if you want to book a sale flight departing from the UK, I have a special 5% discount code which can be stacked with the official sale fares.

The code is UKGTBAFFILIATE and is good for bookings made by 16th January.  You must book via this sale page of the Qatar Airways website – click here.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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.)

Comments (111)

  • Ian says:

    If you are booking with Qatar you should have in mind their steep (very steep) cancellation fees USD450 and even uglier no-show policy USD880

    • Rob says:

      Any sort of refund on a deeply discounted sale fee is a minor miracle …..

      • Ian says:

        Rob the issue is not with the refund, that is very common and acceptable that the fare is non-refundable. The issue is with the no-show policy. Charging USD880 for no-show is a bit much no?

        • PJ says:

          Search on flyertalk before thinking they’re going to fine you like this, they only “charge” USD880 if you miss a flight and wish to use your credit towards a rebooking. It’s basically an enhanced cancellation fee

    • Joe B says:

      Yeah – however they do do their £10 hold for 72 hours thing, which can be quite good if you cant decide straight away

      • Ian says:

        True, but if for some reason (that isn’t covered by travel insurance) you can’t travel you end up with a very expensive bill. Don’t get me wrong I love Qatar service, but I think this policy is a bit too much. I couldn’t even imagine the outcry if BA was to do this or a UK train company…

        Related, Amex has some offers which might be handy to complement Qatar’s sale

        Trailfinders
        Spend £1,000 or more, get £100 back

        Etihad
        Spend £800 or more, get £100 back

        American Express Travel
        Spend 200 get £50 back

    • Adam says:

      I’ve always wondered how this actually works. Are you saying that if you don’t turn up or try to cancel they are going to charge you money.

      How can they even do this? It’s not like they can just put it through on your credit card. Anyone with experience with this would be good. Thanks.

      • Sam says:

        I believe the fee comes into play once you try and rebook the ticket

      • Relaxo says:

        I was a no show last year and I have not been billed any cancellation charges, so must only be for re-booking….which Im not sure why anyone in their right mind would do anyways.

  • Chris says:

    OT : the Hilton Triple Avios (BA/Iberia) offer states if is for stays up until the 31st Jan.

    What happens is my stay is from 28th to 2nd Feb?

  • Nick G says:

    With Titan on an A320 will there be difference over Y in terms of on board ie sepereate cabin blocked middle seat etc?

  • Rob MC says:

    Has anyone managed to use the 200 off 600 spend on amex travel using flights?

  • Keith says:

    O/T anyone now how many MR points do you get with a referral from Plat -> Nectar?

  • Tracy says:

    O/T looking to book my first lloyds voucher flights. Husband and I have one each. We want to fly EDI or GLA to New York in Sep or Oct at a push. Obviously we want to pay as little in avios and £’s for business class, keeping avios and £’s down more important than dates lol. Would like a little advice re. cheapest dates (peak/off peak), airplane type, day/night flight etc. Have flown AA and United direct from Scotland before but never flown VIA London. Thanks

    • Anna says:

      Apart from choosing off peak dates there’s not much you can do with the pricing. You’re stuck with BA flights from London with the Lloyds voucher, so the fees will be largely the same whichever flights you choose. The only slight difference is if you get the connecting flight on the same booking, it will cost no avios but there is an extra cash element. If you book it separately, it will be the usual RFS price.

      • Tracy says:

        Thanks Anna, will book the connection on the same booking. Just need to look for availability now.

        • Anna says:

          You should be fine with availability to New York. Just avoid Oct half term period as it will be peak avios pricing.

        • Anna says:

          Also, if you prefer to fly down to London the night before your NY flight for peace of mind, you can do that on the same booking, just choose the earlier date and click the box to add a stopover and continue the next day. If it’s all on one booking you can check your hold bags through and just hang onto your hand luggage overnight. We do this so as to be not starting too early and being too tired to enjoy the lounge and flight properly!

        • Tracy says:

          We want to do a long weekend so don’t really fancy adding an overnight in London, will just have a looong journey via London. Almost on the verge of letting the lloyds vouchers expire so i can fly direct……

  • JamesB says:

    OT: Virgin West Coast follows BA in ditching the Daily Mail
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42621425

  • Cate says:

    Norwegian ? 🙂

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