A couple of days ago we covered a very attractive Qatar Airways business class deal from Stockholm to Bangkok. It is £1300 return, earns you 560 British Airways tier points and is available virtually every Monday to Thursdsay in 2019 apart from Christmas week.
It seems that there is a similar fare on Qatar Airways from Stockholm to Hong Kong. A return Business Class seat comes in at SEK 15,460 (£1,260).
This isn’t the greatest fare we’ve ever seen. However, it has the same attractive rules as the Bangkok deal:
it is available for much 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-Hong Kong, 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. Some A350-900 aircraft also have Qsuite.
The Boeing 787-9 and A350-900 seat is very close to the same seat as you will get with the new British Airways Club Suite, albeit without the door.
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.
The Qatar Airways booking site is here. You need to book by 30th April and a five day minimum stay is required.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.