London to China from £1349
- Beijing £1859
- Shanghai £1349
- Guangzhou £1349
- Chengdu £1349
Qatar discounts and A350-1000 QSuite new routes announced
We are still waiting for a Qatar sale to ever appear but there is currently an offer for flights from Gothenburg, Sweden which when combined with the already cheaper prices from there means that it could be worth booking if you don’t want to risk waiting for a sale. Qatar uses the B787 from Gothenburg which you can read my review of here. In terms of positioning, British Airways fly direct to Gothenburg. Some example prices not including the 10% discount are:
- Singapore £1487
- Sydney £2022
- Auckland £2534
- Bangkok £1487
- Kuala Lumpur £1656
- Perth £2440
- Sales period: 23 July 2018 – 10 September 2018
- Travel period: 15 January 2019 – 31 March 2019
To get the discount use the code FLY2019. You can book with Qatar Airways here.
QSuite A350-1000 routes
Qatar has announced that it will put its latest A350-1000 on the Singapore route from 1 November 2018 which will have the latest QSuite seats on board. Initially this will be one pair of flights but they will gradually increase to all flights by April 2019. Previously this was a standard A350 with the normal reverse herringbone seats which was still an excellent experience. You can read my review of the A350-900 QSuites experience here. Next will be Tokyo Haneda from 1 January 2019 according to Business Traveller. Haneda is a much easier airport in terms of access to Tokyo so always worth aiming for if you can (BA fly there too).
At the moment Qatar are leading the pack in business class but in my view BA are likely to launch something to rival the QSuites with their new product which was described by one insider as “QSuites with a BA twist”. Being so dated in terms of their product BA now need to launch something that will keep them ahead of the competition for years to come rather than some of the rumours about the new Iberia A350 seats which I reviewed here. Whilst it is a great product it is not exactly ground breaking like the QSuites.
Calling all shopaholics – Bicester Village offers the chance to collect Avios at their outlet shops by presenting your card and receipts at the visitor centre. From 19-21 October 2018, Executive Club members can receive an additional 20 per cent off the Village price at participating boutiques. Members can also collect double Avios all weekend – earning 10 Avios for every £4 spent. Valid from the 19-21 October 2018 only.
Save 15 per cent on stays at Palazzo Versace Dubai, including complementary breakfast, welcome drinks and more
If you are a lover of Versace’s opulent style you may be interested in the Palazzo Versace Dubai offer.
For Executive Club Members only, the hotel is offering 15 per cent off stays in any Room or Suite (up until Grand Suite Creek View), plus complimentary breakfast, welcome drinks on arrival, 20 per cent discount and $75 credit to spend at the Versace SPA, as well as 20 per cent discount on food and beverages per room. Quote code THECLUB upon booking to redeem. Valid on bookings and stays made before 30 December 2018.