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Get an excellent Qatar Airways business class flight deal from Oslo (eg Tokyo £1377)

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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.

Qatar Airways qsuite

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.

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Comments (89)

  • TripRep says:

    Apparently flights with BA long haul from T5 have no food today…

    • TripRep says:

      Sounds like the cause for a few delays, power issue at Gate Gourmet

      • ChrisC says:

        according to flyer talk it was power problem with the doors of the facility (bit not with the food processing) but all sorted at approx 10.30 GMT and deliveries back on schedule with relativly minor delays.

        so only a few early departures affected of they were catered for by Gate Gourmet

        Do & Co routes unaffected

  • Mart says:

    Miss the old Qatar deals I’ve had in the past
    Bangkok £750
    Singapore £650
    Canberra £1100
    Although the Mrs is ruined now

    • marcw says:

      I guess you won’t see them anymore. Qatar has won a critical mass. They don’t need to discount heavily their C/J class anymore.

    • Polly says:

      Agree, we lucked out on some of those, apart from the oz akl ones. 1k is more the norm now ex eu, but considering BA taxes and fees are at the 700 mark, 1k is still v good for mostly 1 2 1 configuration in J.

  • Sk123 says:

    OT: Which hotels in Abu Dhabi/Dubai would you recommend that offer a good kids club for children 11 years to 14 years? I’m finding my children find some of them quite boring as they are too old for arts and crafts, movie etc. They loved the one in Conrad Bali with cooking activities, kite making and flying etc. We’ve already stayed at the Jumeirah ones so don’t want the ones that give access to Wild Wadi. Atlantis is an option but any others? We just drop them for a few hours to avail the gym, spa etc so don’t need them to be there the whole day. Any personal experiences would be appreciated.

  • ChrisA says:

    Just looking at Oslo to CPT fares, and the difference in BA fares ex EU never ceases to amaze me. As an example BA J ex Oslo to CPT is £1280…which is £12 cheaper than the same flight in Y if you booked ex LHR.

  • Sam says:

    The same Qatar airways that flys over Iran? No thanks

  • Harry T says:

    Staying at an Intercontinental in Europe. Was originally planning to stay until Monday but need to go home on Sunday (nothing dramatic). I’ve prepaid for three nights – I accept that money is gone and have no desire to seek a partial refund. If I want to leave after two nights, will I be charged a fee for leaving early? Should I formally check out or just head off and leave my key card in my room?

    • marcw says:

      Talk with reception for your options. People are there to talk to – explain your situation, be honest and transparent.

      • shd says:

        If you tell them you’re leaving early you risk being hit with an early departure fee.

        • Tom1 says:

          I wouldn’t be so concerned. Say you “may” need to leave early and ask about options.
          If they say there will be an early departure fee, just leave your card in the room and don’t tell them.

    • Kai says:

      No need to talk to anyone. Just leave your key in the room as I have done this on multiple occasions.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Agree. If it’s prepaid then your options are zero would just leave my key in the room and leave.

        Hopefully you can make some use of your room if you have a late flight out.

        • Harry T says:

          Thanks, I just left my key in my room and grabbed an Uber. Grabbed a cheeky last minute Avios flight back to Newcastle – thankfully there was a single economy seat available for the afternoon flights.

  • BJ says:

    OT: Just tried topping up Monese at a PO I have sucessfully used twice before. Lady there said she got a message on screen saying debit cards or cash only. My suspicion was that she actually tried to process the cc payment but couldn’t. I didn’t want to push her for information, just suggested that it must be new and I would go to bank next door. Embarrassingly I had to claim that I had insufficient funds to cover a debit card payment lol.

    • Anna says:

      Round these parts there’s a deep suspicion of cc’s in general and exotic debit cards in particular, so I always tell retailers I collect loyalty points in case of cc payments, and that I like to have all my cc’s linked to a single card in the case of Curve or Revolut. It seems to reassure them that I’m not a bad payment risk or trying something dodgy!

      • BJ says:

        Haha, they’ll definitely have me labelled dodgy then after I declined to pay any other way 🙂

    • mark2 says:

      This happened to me this morning at two different POs. But yesterday I was successful.
      It did happen once previously at WH Smith Solihull but then returned to normal.

      • BJ says:

        I wonder if it’s just random, and if it might be related to amount topped up. I asked for £450 plus two stamps today. Possibly it might be safer to go for lower top ups at PO too.

        • prune says:

          It happens because they are choosing the wrong option. They have to choose settle then it will accept any payment. If they choose the wrong option then when you put the amex into the card machine the screen says american express and won’t let it go through. I have decent relationship with my local post office and had long chats about this.

  • Alex M says:

    OT: has anyone heard of amex taking action against self-referrals in the UK? Asking for a friend…

    • Peter K says:

      Not yet, but a lot of changes recently have come out of the blue and they will no doubt look at past history. Doing it is a real risk.

    • Rob says:

      Not yet, but the US action was retrospective ….

      • Tututuy says:

        So in theory someone who may have done this a couple of times 1.5+ years ago and is sitting on MR points (with a Plat) is at risk?

        Should this person be considering transferring out all MR points just in case…?

        • Shoestring says:

          up to you – if you’re sitting on 200K MR points I’d move them out! if it’s chickenfeed, relatively speaking, you’re not risking much @1p/ point

          yes – US abusers got their points removed as well

          • Tututuy says:

            What a dilemma!! I’m on about 150k MR points, and now the eternal question…what would I transfer to?

            Up until recently I used MR for Avios or SPG points, but recently have found a sustainable(ish) way to MS to generate these 2…would consider other rare avenues/sweet spot redemptions with other airlines/hotels? One of Rob’s comments of low redemption rates in Radisson piqued my interest. Any ideas anyone?

          • Rob says:

            Singapore Airlines has a lot of sweet spots if you search for our KrisFlyer articles. It is an interesting Star Alliance option.

        • BJ says:

          Worse than that; your accounts could be closed. I’ve avoided self-referrals since last spring and referred a bunch of new customers to them but still expect I’ll have problems if this arrives here within the next 15 months. If I hear it’s happening before it hits me I will probably close all accounts to start a 24m cycle.