Qatar Airways has launched a decent deal from Stockholm to Bangkok, with a return Business Class seat coming in at SEK 15,700 (£1,300).
This isn’t the greatest fare we’ve ever seen. However:
it is available for all of 2019 and early 2020, except for Christmas week, as long as you fly out on Mon-Thu
you would earn 560 British Airways tier points due to the change of plane in Doha (140 points x 4 flights)
With multiple daily flights on each leg between Stockholm-Doha and Doha-Bangkok, you can pick from various seating options:
A350-900 – the herringbone seat which I reviewed here, albeit in its 787 incarnation, which is very impressive. Qatar has a special website showing off this seat which you’ll find here.
A330-200 – these are now refitted with flat seats, usually in a 2-2-2 configuration, so ignore any reports you see talking about sloping seats
A340-600 – as for the A330-200
The Qatar Airways booking site is here. You need to book by 4th April and a five day minimum stay is required although it is possible that the fare is pulled earlier.
If you don’t have a credit card with 0% foreign exchange fees, your best option for paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers triple points – 3 per £1 – when you book flight tickets in a foreign currency. This is because the transaction triggers the ‘double points for airline spend’ and the ‘double points for foreign spend’ bonuses.
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.)