This article is sponsored by Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways has launched its ‘Reopen Your World’ flash sale with flights available for travel up to Summer 2022.
The sale runs until Monday 13th September so time is limited. You can find all the sale details on this page of the Qatar Airways website.
What can you book in the ‘Reopen Your World’ sale?
Both economy and business class flights are discounted as part of the sale. From London Heathrow, typical business class prices include:
- Bangkok from £1,723
- Cape Town from £2,261
- Hong Kong from £1,895
- Johannesburg from £1,931
- Kuala Lumpur from £2,101
- Maldives from £3,132
- Phuket from £1,765
- Seychelles from £1,825
- Singapore from £2,172
- Tokyo from £2,327
Whilst from Manchester, business class prices start at:
- Bangkok from £1,928
- Dubai from £1,971
- Islamabad from £1,949
- Kuala Lumpur from £1,878
- Phuket from £2,026
- Singapore from £2,182
In economy, you can find flights from Heathrow from:
- Bangkok from £461
- Dubai from £336
- Mumbai from £414
- Nairobi from £462
- Singapore from £507
- Seychelles from £545
Remember that Qatar Airways has now changed its lounge access policy for discounted business class tickets.
It is likely that these tickets will not come with lounge access – the small print will tell you during booking – unless you qualify for it via British Airways Silver or Gold status or you have a Priority Pass or similar. Even then, you may be in a secondary lounge and not the main Qatar Airways lounge complex.
You may get the new Qatar Airways Business Class Suite
As we covered at length in this Head for Points article, Qatar Airways has just launched its new Business Class suite.
The seat features on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which entered passenger service in June 2021. You will initially find it on routes to Dammam, Karachi and Kuala Lumpur amongst others.
The new suite is a reverse herringbone seat, which means that window seats face the window and the centre pairs face the aisle. It is a 1-2-1 layout, with a fully retractable centre divider for couples travelling together. Each suite has a fully closing door.
The original Qsuite, which also comes with a fully closing door, can be found on the Qatar Airways A350 fleet and selected Boeing 777 aircraft. Qsuite won ‘Best Business Class’ seat in the 2019 Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards.
You can find out more about the new suite on the Qatar Airways website here
Get 5,000 Qmiles when you join Privilige Club
Qatar Airways has its own frequent flyer programme called Qatar Airways Privilege Club. You can access virtually the same airline partners as you can via British Airways Executive Club.
You can currently pick up 5,000 Qmiles in Qatar Airways Privilege Club for free when you join. No flight is required.
Simply join via the sale page of the Qatar Airways website, scroll down to the Qmiles information box, click through and use enrolment code FLYQR21.
Joining does not commit you to crediting any future Qatar Airways flight to Qatar Airways Privilege Club and you can select your preferred frequent flyer programme at any point prior to departure.
Earn double Qpoints too
As part of this sale you can also earn double Qpoints (the Qatar Privilege Club equivalent of British Airways Executive Club tier points) with your ticket.
Registration for double Qpoints is required – it is NOT automatic. You can opt in via the sale website here.
Whilst you would usually want to credit your flights to Executive Club, double Qpoints could be a reason to credit your trip to Qatar Privilege Club. You would need to do the maths based on the number of Qpoints you would earn (here is a calculator), the number needed for status and how it compares with your current BA status position.
Remember that Qatar Privilege Club status is respected by British Airways and at the appropriate level you would receive BA lounge access, free seat selection, priority boarding, additional luggage allowance etc on future British Airways flights.
You can find out more about the Qatar Airways sale here. You can book until Monday.