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Qatar Airways launches new flash sale with double Qpoints – and 5,000 miles for joining Privilege Club

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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.

Qatar Airways sale

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 can book on the Qatar Airways website here.

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.

Our latest in-flight review of Qsuite is here. Our review of the older-style Qatar Airways business class seat – but still very good – on the Boeing 787-8 fleet is here.

You can find out more about the new suite on the Qatar Airways website here

Get 5,000 Qmiles when you join Privilege 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.

Comments (52)

  • 1ATL says:

    Not really much of a sale when all they’ve done is hike the prices. I’ve been monitoring LHR-MLE Business fares for the last week or so. They’ve been consistently around the £2.5k mark for the dates I was looking at. Looking now the lowest fare I’m getting is £2.8k. Thanks but I’ll pass.

    • 1ATL says:

      R class both at the lower fare last week and the higher ‘sale’ fare today I hasten to add.

  • Paul says:

    Don’t think I have ever see Qatar offer real sale fares ex the U.K. this certainly doesn’t do it for me. Is the sale Euro wide I wonder?

  • Paul says:

    An extra three to four hundred quid to fly from Manchester. There are way better non sale fares to be had with other airlines

  • Andy says:

    I booked economy flights with Qatar yesterday and briefly cursed when I got the email with this article in this morning.

    Priced it up again and it’s exactly the same price so no “sale” fare for that route!

    • Memesweeper says:

      All Qatar bookings come with an option to refund, or refund to a voucher +10%. While this is still the case (and while there are many bookings on those terms live) heavy sale discounting isn’t going to happen.

      • Paul says:

        But if airlines want to full planes in the short to medium term, or attract people to make speculative risky booking then they need too

  • RWJ says:

    What value would you put on a Qpoint? Similar to avios?

    • Rob says:

      Since they cut their redemption pricing last year, yes. The caveat is that short haul BA European redemptions won’t be as cheap as BA, so you need to use them for long haul to get value.

  • Grahame H says:

    Maybe worth mentioning what you can get for 5000 miles? If anything?

    • Rob says:

      Hard to tell as the miles are ringfenced from certain redemptions but it isn’t fully clear what.

      • 1ATL says:

        Perhaps that might be something to ask QR: what 5000 Q miles buys and what they can be used on/towards. Either they add to the overall value perception or they don’t. Otherwise they are a useless and pointless byproduct of a sale that is anything but a sale…

  • Ian_H says:

    As this is sponsored by Qatar hopefully they may see the feedback.

    I wouldn’t book Business Class without Lounge access attached, its just an integral part of the product and it feels cheap of Qatar to exclude it.

    • Memesweeper says:

      I might for a very cheap last minute seat upgrade point-to-point.

      But with a long stop in the Middle East? No chance.

    • Andrew says:

      +1
      When originally booked i had lounge access , re-booked and now no lounge access . I feel i have been robbed !

      • WaynedP says:

        Apparently QR have had a recent change of heart (see 5 Sep FlyerTalk thread re Qatar R-class tickets).

        For a while the cheapest (R class) business class seats excluded lounge access, but now include it. (Consensus seems to be that this will be one of the inferior lounges at DOH, but too soon to tell for sure.) You can easily verify this by pricing up a dummy booking.

        Apparently this will apply retrospectively to all R-class tickets previously sold as “lounge access not included” because QR are introducing a new, cheaper “Business Class Lite” option that excludes lounge access and is denoted P-class.

        But “Lite” option only appears if you’re booking 90 days or more away from departure date.

        • Lady London says:

          The Al Mourjan lounge is dire on one of those overnight connections that bedevil QR in Doha.

          Heaven only knows how bad is the other substitute excuse for a lounge Qatar are trying to force promotional ticketed passengers into.

          After another Qatar non-sale sale promotion where prices have been jacked up not down, not really looking particularly at Qatar anymore for my long hauls. There are just too many negatives

  • Aston100 says:

    All Qatar promos and sales in recent times have been misleading, and in some cases bordering on lies.

    • WaynedP says:

      But am more than happy to pay my HfP subscription by clicking on all the links in the article.

      Well worth it for the information value that Rob & Rhys put into their articles, plus let’s not forget the entertainment value that gushes forth from the daily comments 😆

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