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 (February 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 Avios.
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 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.