Qatar Airways has announced that most – but not all – of its Manchester to Doha services will be operated by a new A350-900 from 28th October. This replaces a Boeing 787-8.
If you booked the amazing £1360 Manchester to Auckland business class deal earlier this year, check your bookings as you may want to change your seat selection.
The latest deliveries of A350-900 aircraft are coming with QSuite installed (the business class private seat with its own door). The first batch do not. Both have 36 seats in Business Class so Qatar Airways may decide that it can easily mix and match – if you’re lucky, you might get it. That said, the herringbone layout on the other A350-900 in Business Class is pretty good too.
Qatar Airways is also increasing its Manchester services from 16th September, going from 16 to 18 departures per week.
Remember that all Qatar Airways flights earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points, as they are a fellow member of the oneworld alliance.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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