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Good Qatar Airways Bangkok deal – earns 560 BA tier points

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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:

Boeing 777-300ER – you would either get the older 2-2-2 seating I reviewed here or a refurbished one with the amazing new Qsuite (reviewed here).

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

Boeing 787-9 – see here for details of the seat there, which is also good.   I reviewed the 787-8 seat here.

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.

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Comments

  1. Shoestring says:

    upgrade 20K

  2. illuminatus says:

    If I replace my supplementary Amex Platinum due to ‘loss’, will the new card number stay the same? And most importantly will the promotions saved to the existing apply to the replacement card?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      I thought lost cards are new number damaged cards are the same number

      Re offers yes they all stay as the new card is still linked to the same account

  3. Leafwarbler says:

    Re the Groupon offer, do you get a confirmation that you have successfully redeemed the voucher?

    I’ve entered the required information on the form and hit submit, and just get another screen asking me to enter the redemption details. My Groupon account still shows the voucher as ready to redeem and it’s only valid for one more day. Mild panic in the Leafwarbler household!

    • Peter 64K says:

      I seem to remember this used to be a problem. If it still says it needs to be redeemed then maybe try a different browser.

  4. I’ve been told that QR’s business class cabins from ARN and GOT are almost
    empty these days, in particular from GOT…

    • No surprise when AY frequently sell business seats from Scandinavian regional airports to Asia with much shorter journey times for little over £1000.

      • AY is rarely that cheap, except to Thailand.
        Besides Emirates seem to be doing fine despite high business class prices
        and bigger plane 777-300ER vs. 787.
        The difference might be that Emirates have many business travellers
        from big companies, while QR mainly attracts price sensitive leisure travellers.

        • Also, those who want to early hit BA silver like we do in almost one hit.

  5. Lev441 says:

    Yes she would get the referral bonus.

  6. OT: The new full service Hilton Aberdeen TECA is open from Sunday 23rd September. Rates appear to be as low as £57 or 22,000 points per night.

  7. Whats the best Priority Pass lounge at Changi? Is the Blossom lounge any good in terminal 4 or is it better to get the bus once checked in to the other teminals ?

    Thanks in advance.

  8. OT – Does anyone know if i buy foreign currency at Best Foreign Exchange with my curve card, will it be treated as a purchase or a cash advance. My curve card is linked to my Virgin Rewards plus card. My reason is I like to land with a bit of cash in my pocket so I don’t have to go hunting for an ATM as soon as I land with all my luggage in tow. I always take a bit to cover taxis, tips etc. If it goes through as a purchase on my card and I get Virgin points, then it’s better than using my debit card.

  9. Qwerty Bertie says:

    I don’t think you can you have both of those cards at the same time. (Similar to BAPP and ordinary BA.)

  10. Are we expecting another offer like this later in the year but from London?

    • For cheap business class flights to Asia.

    • It’s Qatar, you never know with them – if only because Doha has a habit of loading mistake fares occasionally too, like the £1400 Manchester to New Zealand fare last year.

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