Firstly apologies for the incorrect headline that was published today. I know you were all keen to hear about the Qatar deals but I have been dealing with some technical issues so was unable to get the fares out as quickly as I would like. I don’t like to publish them without having all the rules and potential drawbacks researched…But I got there eventually!
The fares below represent great value but there are some drawbacks worth mentioning. Firstly, how easy is it to get to the start points? Sofia has quite a few direct flights including BA but Belgrade only has one direct flight from London with Air Serbia. This adds to the risk and costs of an ex EU. Secondly, the flights from Belgrade and Sofia to Doha involve 5 hours in a regional business class seat on an A321 which is not a flatbed. Plus then a long connection at Doha for some routes.
Qatar are currently using B777-300s on this route. You could be lucky and get the QSuites which has been on this route until the end of last month. If not the old seats are very comfortable but in a 2-2-2 configuration they are not to everyone’s taste. Doha to Narita Tokyo does feature the QSuites for the foreseeable future. Phuket has the B787 which has good reverse herringbone seats.
Prices return in business class start from:
- Belgrade to Hong Kong £1133
- Belgrade to Tokyo £1268
- Belgrade to Phuket £1184
- Belgrade to Kuala Lumpur £1146
- Belgrade to Singapore £1248
- Sofia to Shanghai £1212
- Budapest to Maldives £1375
The rules are:
- Book by: 30 April 2019
- Travel: Before or on 30 June 2019
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
- Maximum stay: 12 months
- Transfers: Unlimited
- Stopovers: Permitted – free in Doha both ways up to 96 hours
- Refundable: For a fee
- Changeable: For a fee