Gulf Air has launched a couple of interesting business class deals from Heathrow to the Middle East and Asia.
Prices are, in theory, £1149 return to Bangkok, £1149 return to Dubai, £1279 return to Muscat and ‘from’ £1149 return to various Indian destinations.
These fares do not seem to be bookable on the Gulf Air website, so you need to use Expedia, Opodo or similar. Expedia is pricing about £60 higher than what I quote above. Trailfinders, if you have a branch near you, is advertising them at the exact prices I mentioned.
London to Bahrain will be on a brand new Boeing 787 with fully flat beds in Falcon Gold business class. You should check the seating on your connecting flight.
Gulf Air is NOT in a major alliance but you can credit your miles to a Cathay Pacific account.
Travel dates are 6th September to 31st December.
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.