News & offers: 25,200 Avios with the Economist, Qatar £2153 to Oz, Bali direct from London

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Get up to 25,200 Avios with The Economist

Until 31 January 2019, you will collect up to 25,200 Avios when you subscribe to The Economist for 3 years through the BA Executive Club offer. This the best offer we have seen so far from BA and The Economist. The details of the offer are:

  • 10,200 Avios for a one year Print OR Digital subscription and 13,200 for a one year Print AND Digital subscription.
  • 16,200 Avios for a two-year Print OR Digital subscription and 19,200 for a two-year Print AND Digital subscription.
  • 2,200 Avios for a three-year Print OR Digital subscription and 25,200 for a three-year Print AND Digital subscription.

Avios will be awarded to your account within 28 days. You can cancel the subscription at any time. If you are a resident in the EU, you can cancel your subscription within the first 14 days and get a refund for any part of your subscription that has not already been delivered for the print element or published for any digital element before you cancelled. If you cancel after the first 14 days as an EU resident, or if you are not a resident in the EU, once Avios have been awarded to your account, you will not be refunded for any unused portion of your subscription upon cancellation.

The link to the offer page is here. 

London Heathrow direct to Bali cheap business class flights

Garuda Indonesia have been all over the shop with their schedules from London in recent months. First they cancelled the flights altogether and then reinistated them again only a few weeks later. They have now announced that from 22 January 2019 they will operate a Jakarta – London Heathrow – Bali (Denpasar) routing three times a week, with 2-class 777-300ER aircraft. If you plan to head to Bali this would cut down the travelling time considerably one way plus Garuda have a good onboard service which they have won multiple awards for plus decent seats.

Garuda Indonesia

Garuda business class

 Qatar fare to Sydney from £2153

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A view of Sydney Harbour at twilight

If you are not averse to flying ex EU there is a decent fare with Qatar from Gothernburg for around £2150. The route uses good aircraft types if not with QSuites. There is a B787 on the Gothenburg route followed by an A380 to Syndey which features the lovely onboard bar that I am a fan of. This route would get you 600 tier points without any positioning flights. BA fly direct to Gothenburg which makes getting there simple.

Qatar Airways A380 business class review

Qatar on board bar A380

The rules are:

  • Travel Monday to Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 days
  • Free stopover in Doha one way
  • Book by 15 January 2019
  • Travel by 30 September 2019

You can find the available dates and pricing on Qatar’s Swedish website here. 

8 Comments on "News & offers: 25,200 Avios with the Economist, Qatar £2153 to Oz, Bali direct from London"

  1. Thanks for the GOT-SYD fair Michelle – as usual TLFL is a great source of information!

    Re: the Qatar Sale – you mentioned last week it might start on the 17th of Jan – have you had that confirmed? I saw the “Like Never Before” message on Facebook last week though no specific mention of a sale.

    Conscious their Global Travel Fair always used to start in the second week of the New Year – and some of the Ex EU flights already appear (slightly) discounted.

    Appreciate it’s hard to know what will happen with Qatar – even when they are explicit.

    • I have heard from several sources that it is 17 January but nothing official. It could still be next week as it usually starts the second week of January as you say but given QRs recent record its anybody’s guess. As you say there are already some decent deals starting to appear which I will cover more tomorrow. I am hoping it does appear sooner rather than later as I am looking for a specific fare to Vietnam for my Cathay First mistake fare starting point!

      • Thanks Michelle and congrats on bagging the Cathay First error fare! Don’t think I was conscious for the few hours it was available; certainly not sober so probably for the best…

  2. Your link to the economist offer deal, does not seem to be working…
    I get “Forbidden Page – Page cannot found.”
    (Or something along those lines.)

  3. Thanks Michele for the QR tip. Luckily I did OSL-SYD last year for £1450 on that amazing A380.
    I guess you also have seen the current ARN-SIN offer for around 1440 EUR (£1290), which is a good price I think. Specially that DOH-SIN is A350 Qsuit. ARN-DOH can be any of these B787, B777, or A350. Qatar Airways has such a brilliant product on business.

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