The Qatar Black Friday sale has arrived and there are few surprises so far. As usual, all the good deals are ex EU. You need to book by midnight 4 December and travel by 31 October 2020. That’s a really good period for travel, so hopefully, you can find a bargain! Qatar have one of the best business products out there in terms of the seats, food and service. Plus you earn BA Avios and tier points too. You can read reviews of all the seats and aircraft types here.
From the UK the best I could find was mainly outside London. While they may seem expensive, for Qatar UK prices they are not bad. Jakarta is worth considering for Bali as it is very easy and cheap to get to Bali from there. Prices start from around £50 and flights go a couple of times an hour.
Prices in business class return:
- Gatwick – Jakarta £1704
- Birmingham – Kuala Lumpur £2004
- Birmingham – Penang £2068
- Birmingham – Chiang Mai £2113
- Birmingham – Goa £1647
- Birmingham – Mumbai £1604
- Edinburgh – Maldives £2000
- Cardiff – Singapore – £2008
- Manchester – Singapore £1756
- Manchester – Hong Kong £1750
As usual, I have worked out the cheapest places to fly to each destination and given alternatives if they are close in prices to the best. Some of the cheapest starting points do have short-haul aircraft on the route to Doha, so make sure you check aircraft type if this would worry you. Also, look at getting to the start point. Some can be expensive such as Belgrade and only have one flight a day. Also, some routes only offer 40 tier points to Doha instead of 140. Athens is one of those. You can see which of these routes have the QSuites below.
If you have never flown ex EU you can read my beginners guide here and my guide to flying from Helsinki and Scandinavia here.
|Destination||Price||From||Other cheap departure points|
|Cape Town||£ 1,330.00||Oslo|
|Da Nang||£ 1,455.00||Gothenburg||Stockholm|
|Ho Chi Minh City||£ 1,281.00||Stockholm|
|Hong Kong||£ 1,214.00||Copenhagen||Stockholm|
|Kuala Lumpur||£ 1,276.00||Belgrade||Gothenburg|
|Maldives||£ 1,579.00||Oslo||Amsterdam, Rome|
|Seychelles||£ 1,599.00||Madrid||Oslo, Gothenburg|
|Singapore||£ 1,214.00||Oslo||Gothenburg, Stockholm|
|Sydney||£ 2,042.00||Oslo||Paris, Stockholm|
|Melbourne||£ 2,055.00||Helsinki||Oslo, Stockholm|
The relevant countries pages to look for availability and book are:
Which of these are Q Suites routes?
Routes that have the Qsuites from the table above:
- Cape Town
- Hong Kong
- Kuala Lumpur
Most of these destinations only have the QSuites on certain flight numbers, so its best to check first on Qatar Airways.