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Book £1,500 return Business Class flights to Hong Kong from Gatwick on Qatar Airways

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Qatar Airways has loaded a £1500 return fare from London Gatwick to Hong Kong, in Business Class.

This flight will earn you 560 British Airways tier points (4 legs due to the change in Doha x 140 points each).  This means that you are 90% of your way to a British Airways Executive Club Silver card, although remember you also need to fly four BA flights for cash in your membership year to be promoted.

In general, this is bookable from November onwards into 2019, flying out of Gatwick on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Qatar Airways Hong Kong sale

The best way to search is to go here, do a random search Gatwick to Hong Kong leaving on a Friday from November onwards and – if you don’t see a good price – switch to ’15 day view’ from the results page.

The Doha to Hong Kong flight is, I believe, on the new QSuite product which is impressive – see the Qatar website here.  From Gatwick you are getting a Boeing 787-9 – see here for details of the seat there, which is also good.   I reviewed the 787-8 seat here.

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.

The Qatar Airways booking site is 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.)

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