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.
(EDIT: this morning, outbound availability seems to be confined to November 2018. Outbound availability seems to have gone once you get into 2019 even though the odd inbound date is still there.)
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 UK credit cards (January 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)