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Book good Qatar Airways business class flight deals from Scandinavia to Asia

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Qatar Airways is running another set of great offers from Sweden and Norway to Asia.  These are for flights ticketed before 2nd September.  You can travel at any point in the next year although I’d be surprised if there is much over Christmas and New Year.

Here are some sample prices from Stockholm:

Bangkok (16487 SEK, £1390)

Hong Kong (16430 SEK, £1385)

Manila (16567 SEK, £1397)

Phuket (17230 SEK, £1453)

The following destinations have good prices from Oslo (Stockholm is higher):

Singapore (16055 NOK, £1454)

Bali (17563 NOK, £1581)

Jakarta (14973 NOK, £1356)

If a particular Asian city is not listed above, it is worth looking at prices from both these departure points.

If you are trying to find these fares, you need to:

Book the outbound on a Sunday to Thursday

Book the inbound on a Monday to Friday

Remember that you earn Avios and British Airways tier points when you fly with Qatar Airways.  All of these trips earn you 560 tier points (four flights at 140 tier points each, with the change in Doha) which is virtually a British Airways Executive Club Silver card.

We have reviewed the Qatar Airways A380 business class seat here, the Boeing 787 business class here and the old-style Boeing 777 business class seat here.  The new Qsuite on most of the A350 fleet and some of the Boeing 777 fleet is covered here.

The Qatar Airways website has special pages covering the two main business class seats – the A380 / 787 / partial A350 version is here and Qsuite is explained here.

You can book on the Qatar Airways site here.

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.

PS.  We recently wrote about some great Qatar Airways fares from Izmir in Turkey, with a caveat that this was clearly inconvenient for most people.  One reader dropped us a line to say that his parents live in Izmir and he was able to find flights to Bali in Business Class over Christmas for just over £1,000.  He was very happy – a family visit and an incredibly cheap Christmas break in one!


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 2022)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (159)

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  • Jim says:

    Can I self refer on my amex to collect the referral bonus?

    • Jay H says:

      It works but recently there’s been news of Amex clawing back self referrals from users. Have you got a partners or friends link you can use?

  • rams1981 says:

    OT air Asia points. Any good use for expiring points with no possibility of using them for flights?

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