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WEDNESDAY ONLY: London-Hong Kong £1420, Manchester-Cape Town £1350 in Qatar Airways business class

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I dropped in an extra article yesterday to cover the amazing £1360 return Manchester to Auckland deal launched by Qatar AirwaysYou can read about that fare here but you must book today.  (EDIT:  Availability is now getting tight as seats get snapped up but there are still seats there, May seems best.)

There are two other great deals which also need to be booked today.

Manchester to Cape Town is available for £1350 return in Business Class.

London Heathrow or Gatwick to Hong Kong is available for £1420 return in Business Class.

These must be booked today, assuming it is part of the 48-hour flash sale.

As with the Auckland deal, you won’t get this price over the Summer school holidays in July and August but apart from that it is fairly open from April until late November.  Availability had already started to tighten up last night but you should be able to find something if you are flexible.  There are only a small number of seats at these prices so the larger your group, the tougher it will be, although I saw up to EIGHT seats to Cape Town at this price on some days in September.

These flights will earn 560 British Airways Executive Club tier points return.  That is almost enough for a BA Silver card although you should remember that you need to have flown four one-way cash BA flights in your current membership year before you are promoted.

The aircraft

For Cape Town, both legs will be on a new Boeing 787This has the herringbone seat which I reviewed here and is very impressive.  Qatar has a special website showing off this seat which you’ll find here.  You won’t go wrong here.

For Hong Kong, from London you can pick either the amazing new Qsuite on an A350 or 777 (reviewed here) or the A380 (reviewed here, not Qsuite but has a great bar).  From Doha to Hong Kong you will be on a Boeing 777 which may have Qsuite but you should assume has the older 2-2-2 seating I reviewed here.

How to book

You can find out more about the flash sale here.  It ends at midnight on Wednesday.

The UK Qatar Airways booking site is here.  Make sure you tick ‘Premium Only’ to make searching easier.

Hat-tip to godsavethepoints, Morgo and richonlybyname on Flyertalk for spotting these.

PS.  As I am writing this on Tuesday, there is a small risk that the deals are pulled overnight by the time you read this email.  Apologies if so but hopefully not.

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Comments

  1. Does the 24hr stop over still work on these fairs? Do they need to be booked as a multi trip?

    • Graham says:

      According to QR, it does need to be booked as a multi city booking and they have refused my request for a +Qatar free Hotel Stay (I am transiting for 14 hours).

      They have referred me to the full T&Cs which make no mention whatsoever of a multi city booking! (which I have just challenged them on). I will update when I hear back from QR.

      • Strange, we have had hotel stays approved in the past and we didn’t use multi-city option.

        • Graham says:

          Interesting. Thanks.

          As far as the T&Cs go, I’ve met every single condition. The caveat might be ‘Qatar Airways retains ultimate discretion’ or similar…which is also in their terms.

        • Graham says:

          Well, anyway… A particularly shirty reply saying effectively that the terms don’t matter and “it is up to our discretion”

          Astounded, quite frankly. Be warned. Their ‘discretion’ overrides the official terms.

        • Probably worth reporting this to the CMA, as it sounds like this clause in their Terms and Conditions are unfair.

          They have had a clampdown for similarly one-sided terms in the gambling industry lately.

  2. ADAM NEMENYI says:

    Thanks for the tip Rob. On the return leg from HKG-LHR I have a 9 hour layover in DOH. Do I need a transit visa if i dont leave the terminal?

  3. Alistair says:

    Way off topic but… I’ve booked a first ever stay at a Jumeirah hotel through Amex travel and I’m wondering will I be eligible for Jumeirah points? Is there a way to link an Amex booking to a Jumeirah account?

    • Yes you should be. For a one off stay taking Emirates or Virgin miles (or other, but not Avios) may be better.

      • Alistair says:

        I just got a reply from amex who said no “because it’s booked through a third party”. Is that just wrong?

      • Hi Rob
        Have you had any feedback re: ex- Sofia to Doha flights?
        We just flew in on the SoFia-Doha and we were extremely
        disappointed with Qatar flight and in-flight service. It’s nowhere close
        to those Pisa-DoHa or DoHa-Germany flights.
        In general it was a A320 with no in flight entertainment system.
        We were given an IPad instead.
        The food served was amazingly low end – so it started off with there
        was only 1 portion for the main menu for the 4 passengers in the
        business class. They didn’t even bother serving us starter or appetiser and went straight into main. They apologised for not having beef as per the menu and they said they could replace it with the economy menu.
        The other business class passenger was served with soup and an appetiser but then he was told that there is no smoked salmon with the garden salad, so he was served with a plain beetroot feta cheese salad instead.

        For dessert, one of us ordered the ice cream option and we were told there is only 1
        ice cream serving. I was expecting a proper ice cream sundae as per all the ex- Pisa/Germany to Doha flights we had been on. And guess what we were handed over a Magnum!
        When it was my turn, I was told no more ice cream but we could be offered with a chocolate cake from Economy.
        How could there be such a difference with their services? It was pretty unbelievable low end service ? What are your advice in terms of voicing it out to Qatar?
        It’s almost not a like a typical Qatar flight at all.

  4. Vistaro says:

    Thanks Rob, Booked 🙂

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