Rhys wrote a long article last weekend about the Qatar Airways sale deals available out of Europe, along with a handy guide to the different seat types, links to our reviews and a guide to how you earn British Airways Executive Club tier points with Qatar Airways.
Whilst the sale is officially over, Business Class deals from Stockholm and Gothenburg to Asia have been extended to 30th September.
Whilst you should expect to find Christmas and Easter blocked, these fares should be available over the rest of the booking window. Deals I priced up yesterday for 5th to 12th November, except for Manila which is for a week in January, included:
Phuket – 15,679 SEK (£1,297)
Bangkok – 15,835 SEK (£1,303)
Manila – 16,568 SEK (£1,363)
Ho Chi Minh City – 17,223 SEK (£1,416)
Other routes may be available – it is worth having a play about on the Qatar Airways site.
All of these routes earn 560 BA tier points which is 90% of an Executive Club Silver card.
You need to stay for five days to get these fares. A FREE Doha stopover is available if you want to break your journey – this can be booked online via the Qatar Airways website as part of the booking process.
You can find out more about Business Class on the A380 / Boeing 787 here and the Qsuite on the A350 and refurbished Boeing 777 here. I am flying Qsuite next week and will do a full review in a couple of weeks.
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. Our review of Amex Gold is here.