Bits: Hilton Asia flash sale, free Ritz-Carlton Doha stay with Qatar Airways, £100 off £500 United spend with Amex

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News in brief:

Hilton launches a South East Asia flash sale

Hilton is running an Asia / India / Maldives flash sale until Monday 19th November.  See here for details.

It includes hotels such as the Millennium Hilton Bangkok pictured below.  You might also want to take a look at the brand new Waldorf Astoria Bangkok which looks very impressive.

The deals are valid for stays up to 30th June 2019

The headline saving is ‘up to 35% off’ the standard flexible rate – albeit these bookings are non-refundable, and not all hotels offer 35% – so it is worth looking to see if any existing Hilton bookings you have should be rebooked. It may also be worth cancelling redemptions and rebooking for cash if the rate is low enough.

If you book a sale rate, you will also get a 25% dinner discount during your stay.  Alcohol and room service dinner orders are excluded, however.

If you are tempted by this offer, please also remember:

to register here for the new ‘double and triple points’ promotion which runs until 3rd January

to claim your Hilton Honors status match here from any other hotel status you may have

Full details of the Asian flash sale can be found on this special page of

HIlton Asia Sale

Qatar Airways offering free stays at The Ritz-Carlton in Doha

It is not uncommon for airlines to offer free stopovers at their hubs.  It IS rare, however, for economy passengers to be offered a five star hotel and on flights with are point-to-point.

For a limited period, Qatar Airways will give you a free stay at the luxury The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Doha, including breakfast, when you book a London to Doha flight.

You can find out more about the hotel here and there is a picture above.

The offer is ONLY valid when you book UK-Doha-UK.  It is NOT valid if Doha is a stopover on the way elsewhere, eg UK-Doha-Bangkok.

You can:

Book an “Economy Flexi” or “Economy Value” Economy Class ticket and get one or two free nights

Book a “Business Value” or “Business Flexi” Business Class ticket and get your choice of 1-3 free nights

Book a “First Value” or “First Flexi” First Class ticket and get your choice of 1-4 free nights

The key dates are:

Booking validity: 12 November 2018 to 2 December 2018

Travel validity: 13 November 2018 to 31 March 2019

Full details, including the terms and conditions and how to book, are on this page of the Qatar Airways website.

Get £100 off a £500 United Airways flight with American Express

If you are planning a trip to the United States, there is an interesting new cashback offer available via American Express.

You will receive £100 cashback when you spend £500+ on a United Airways flight before 9th December.  You must book via and the offer is restricted to the first 20,000 people to register.

If you are targeted, the deal shows under the ‘Offers’ section of your online statement.  I doubt it is available on your British Airways American Express card, however!  Thanks to Saif for this.

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  1. & back O/T….the Qatar Airways / comp Ritz Carlton nights is also appearing on the Qatar Ireland website (ie Dublin-Doha direct on B787-8). Best economy pricing is for 5N trips in period 25 Jan-29 Mar ’19, currently pricing at €543 / £480. This is for fare bucket ‘Economy Promo’. If booking to get the hotel deal probably best to double-check with Qatar first that this fare bucket aligns with the T&Cs of the Ritz deal which vaguely states ‘Offer cannot be clubbed with Qatar Airways exclusive promotional fares’ whatever that really means.

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