News & offers: Qatar to Asia and S Africa from £1243, Virgin offers & Melia up to 45% off

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Qatar Airways business class to Asia and South Africa

Following on from yesterday’s good fares to Australasia with Qatar, today we have some more ex EU from Scandinavia to Asia and South Africa.

The fares start from:

  • Oslo – Cape Town £1336
  • Oslo – Bangkok £1243
  • Stockholm – Singapore £1334

The rules:

  • Book by: 30 June 2019
  • Travel:
    • Outbound – Permitted Sun Through Thu.
    • Inbound – Permitted Mon Through Fri on the first international sector
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Maximum stay: 1 month
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: 1 in Doha up to 96 hours
  • Refundable: Yes for a fee
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee

You can book direct with Qatar Airways here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.

Virgin Atlantic to US West Coast and other offers

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Virgin Atlantic are not the cheapest airline for business class but there are a couple of reasonable deals to the West Coast currently on Ee Eu fares from Luxembourg. This is a handy ex EU departure point as BA Club Europe fares are normally very cheap for positioning. Watch the flights that you pick though, as some route via Manchester with Flybe which means you will miss out on the amazing Clubhouse lounge at London.

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The fares are:

  • Los Angeles £1665
  • Las Vegas £1668
  • San Francisco £1643

The rules:

  • Travel: Monday to Wednesday and departures from  25 Apr 19 through 4 Jun 19 or 21 Oct 19 through 12 Dec 19 or 0 6 Jan 20 through 26 Mar 20 or 13 Apr 20 through 28 May 20 or 4 Nov 20 through 17 Dec 20 for each transatlantic sector
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: Unlimited
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: For a fee

The fares are only available via travel agents so you can search on Skyscanner for the best deal here.

Virgin are also offering some extra miles to Tel Aviv with their new daily service from London Heathrow starting on 25 September 2019. Flying Club members get a bonus of 3,000 miles when you book a return flight. Just make sure you register before you book your flight. Fares start from just £599 in Premium and £1129 in Upper Class. RR and I have just booked to go one way in each next year.

You need to book by 5 July 19 and fly before 31 December 19. The offer is for 1,500 bonus miles per sector, capped at 2 sectors. You can register for the offer here.

Finally Virgin are offering £50 off Premium Economy fares to the US. You can find the relevant offer page here.

Melia hotels – up to 45% off

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We have stayed in quite a few Melia hotels including ME London, Melia Alicante, Gran Melia Madrid and more recently Melia Hanoi. I find their The Level club rooms very good. Their week-long sale is offering some impressive discounts if you are a member of Melia Rewards – it’s free to join and you get Gold level membership with the American Express Platinum card.

As a MeliáRewards member, you will have exclusive access to 25% off all the Wonder Week hotels, plus the other discounts available to everyone else and offers such as kids stay free at selected hotels! Combined these offer a total of up to 45% off. The deals must be booked by 10 June 2019.

You can find the sale page here. 


4 Comments on "News & offers: Qatar to Asia and S Africa from £1243, Virgin offers & Melia up to 45% off"

  1. Matt Jones | 6 June 2019 at 6:17 am | Reply

    ITA Matrix also showing ARN-HGK with QR £1395, is that a good price or should I wait??

    Taking my first ever J class flight tonight, so unbelievably excited and it’s all thanks to you guys @ TLFL. Doing an EX EU ARN-BKK with QR… to follow should you wish to use it.

    • Matt
      That’s decent to HKG. Remember you would still have to fly from bkk to hkg anyway.
      We paid a bit more from arn direct to hkt. When we worked it out, the benefits of getting to hkt direct from doh were better.

    • Enjoy, you will love it. Are you spending any extra time in Stockholm?

    • I’m sure you will love it Matt. Yes that’s about as good as you will get to Hong Kong.

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