I wanted to remind you that the attractive Qatar Airways business class deals to Asia that we’ve seen in recent weeks are still running until the end of April.
You will need to go to Scandinavia to start your trip which is admittedly a pain. On the upside, you will be getting a good price and, perhaps more importantly, earning 560 British Airways tier points.
The best deals are:
Stockholm to Bangkok – SEK 15,700 (£1,300) return
Stockholm to Hong Kong – SEK 15,460 (£1,260) return
Oslo to Singapore – NOK 14,700 (£1,330) return
There is very good availability for these fares. In general:
they are 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 route, 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.
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.)