Qatar Airways has another global sale starting today and running until 16th January.
There are some great deals to be had for travel from Europe to destinations in the Middle East, Far East and Australia. Plus Qatar Airways has one of the best business class products flying today.
There are a few terms and conditions, such as the fares are valid for travel from 9th January all the way through to the 10th of December, when you must have completed your trip. There’s also a blackout period of 9th June through to the 10th September, which unfortunately means the peak summer holiday season is out and they have a three day minimum stay. The best deals also have a 30 day advanced purchase restriction.
As always, the best fares are to be had starting in Europe. I’ve picked a selection of the best deals I can find, however it’s not a comprehensive list and you should check the Qatar Airways website for the full run-down.
Starting Oslo, you can get business class flights the following destinations for:
- Singapore – NOK13,360 / £1,220
- Krabi – NOK16,240 / £1,480
- Auckland – NOK17,137 / £1,565
- Sydney – NOK16,270 / £1,485
- Canberra – NOK16,697 / £1,523
Starting in Stockholm:
- Krabi – SEK13,435 / £1,205
- Singapore – SEK13,393 / £1,200
- Manila – SEK19,449 / £1,745
- Melbourne – SEK17,850 / £1,600
- Johannesburg – €1,729 / £1,525
- Bangkok – €1,749 / £1,540
- Pattaya – €1,719 / £1,515
- Chiang Mai – €1,789 / £1,580
- Cape Town – DKK14,942 / £1,770
- Bali – €1,659 / £1,465
- Delhi – €1,779 / £1,570
- Kuwait – €1,069 / £940
- Muscat – €1,079 / £950
- Shanghai – €1,119 / £985
- Guangzhou – €1,119 / £985
- Hong Kong – €1,529 / £1,350
- Bangkok – €1,184 / £1,045
- Ho Chi Minh City – €1,453 / £1,280
- Maldives – €1,932 / £1,705
10.45 GMT Update – there are further discounts to be had when two people travel together. Flights from Oslo to Auckland can be had from as little as £1,350 return, when two or more travel together. I’ll post full details later in the day.
11.05 GMT Update – diving into some of the fares filed using ExpertFlyer, there are some interesting add-ons. Looking at the Oslo to Auckland fare, it’s also valid to places like Wellington and Queenstown. As Qatar Airways don’t fly there directly, that means you can route via Sydney (or Melbourne), and then across the Tasman Sea with Qantas or Air New Zealand. That means for the same £1,350 fare, you can earn 140+160+40 tier points each way, for a total of 680 in all.
Flights need to book into ‘R’ class and for nearly all of these trips you’ll earn 560 tier points (600 for flights to Australia and New Zealand) if you credit them to the British Airways Executive Club. That’s almost enough to get to Silver status, provided you have four British Airways flights as well. However the trips to destinations in the Middle East will only earn 360 tier points as the segment from Doha to the destination in the Middle East is under 2,000 miles.
Qatar Airways have a really outstanding business class which I’ve reviewed extensively on the Ginger Travel Guru, although there are currently only seven aircraft fitted with the fantastic Q-Suite product. That said, even the business class fitted to their 777 aircraft is an excellent way to while away a few hours.
If you’re new to booking fares stating outside your country of residence, I’ve created a short guide with some top tips here as well.
If you spot any deals that I’ve missed here, please let me know and I’ll get the post updated!