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Bits: Excellent Qatar Airways deals from Oslo (eg Tokyo £1377), £20 discount on Virgin to West Coast USA

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Excellent Qatar Airways deals out of Oslo

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.

Hat-tip to German blog YHBU.

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£20 off Virgin Atlantic economy flights

Until Monday, Virgin Atlantic is offering £20 off economy flights to San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. You must use the code ‘WESTC’ when performing an ‘advanced search’ on the Virgin home page.

The code applies to Economy Light, Economy Delight and Economy Classic fares. There appear to be no blackout dates, so you should be able to book any flights that suit you.

Given the bargain basement fares currently being offered by Virgin to some of these destinations £20 off is not bad, although it is economy of course ….!  We strongly recommend Economy Delight (we reviewed Economy Delight here) because the huge number of additional Flying Club miles you earn basically pays for the upgrade as we explain here.

You can book on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

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Comments

  1. Secret Squirrel says:

    Does using a different email & home address get confirmed. Im sure years ago ive opened a paddy account?

    • Shoestring says:

      when I moved house I repeated everything on the sites with a new address/ email address/ debit card combo but same me (name / DOB) – nothing got refused second time around but they might have got sharper

  2. CHCFlyer says:

    Only fair to mention that the lounge that QR use at Oslo, the OSL Lounge is poor, it’s a contract lounge used by many airlines with a dire F&B offering.
    You have no choice as the other three lounges at Gardermoen are all SAS (Star Alliance).

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