Qatar Airways moves in mysterious ways. No sooner does the short January sale end then a number of great offers appear for anyone willing to head out to Oslo.
The star deal is probably Tokyo. This will cost you around £1300 return, plus of course the cost of a return flight to Oslo. In return, you’ll get a great holiday plus 560 British Airways tier points plus a big pile of Avios.
British Airways gives you 140 tier points per flight over 2,000 miles on a partner airline. This means that Oslo to Asia earns 4 x 140 tier points, factoring in the aircraft change in Doha.
If you read my recent series of Qatar Airways flight reviews (the series starts here with the Heathrow lounge) then you will be keen to give them a try.
Here are the key routes and the prices to look for, although you may also find good fares to other cities:
Oslo to Singapore – NOK 14,391 (£1,238)
Oslo to Bangkok – NOK 14,200 (£1,222)
Oslo to Beijing – NOK 15,230 (£1,311)
Oslo to Cape Town – NOK 15,773 (£1,357)
Oslo to Tokyo – NOK 16,001 (£1,377)
You can search via the Norwegian (in English) Qatar Airways site here.
The best availability is from May onwards, but you might get lucky with earlier dates. In theory Qatar Airways is starting to impose a 90-day minimum purchase restriction on its cheapest fares.
To learn more about Qsuite business class seat, take a look at this special page of the website. To learn more about the herringbone seat on the A380 and Boeing 787, take a look at this special page of the website. The A350-900 out of Oslo could have either seat, whilst the A350-1000 – which you get from Doha to Tokyo – is definitely Qsuite.
To learn more about the Al Mourjan business class lounge in Doha, take a look at this page of the Qatar Airways website and read my Al Mourjan lounge review here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
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.