News & offers: Qatar UK business offer, Lufthansa First & business companion sale from £883 & Jumeirah Beach hotel Dubai

PenangBuddhist temple Kek Lok Si in Penang

Qatar UK business class offer from £1568

Qatar cheap fares have been in short supply over the last six months apart from the odd very short lived error fares. Finally, there is a decent business class fare from the UK although it is only to one destination in Asia, Penang. However, given that this is not an Ex-EU flight you could consider using it to get to many parts of Asia as many holidays destinations are only a short flight away such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Bangkok. If you fly from London it will have to be from Gatwick to get the cheapest price where Qatar use a B787 which you can read a review of here. To Penang, they use an A330 or B787. I would avoid the A330 from my experience if you can. Paul will be sharing his review of the recent trip to Penang with Qatar on the blog shortly.

The fare is available at a similar price from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

Qatar business class review B787 A350

Qatar B787 seat

The rules of the fare are

  • Travel: Sunday to Thursday departure for travel before 31 March 2019
  • Book by: 31 October 2018
  • Minimum stay: 3 days
  • Stopovers: One way free in Doha
  • Change/cancel: For a hefty fee

You can book direct with Qatar Airways.

Lufthansa Companion sale first and business class from £883

Lufthansa First

Lufthansa has been doing some great companion sales for business and first class even from the UK. The latest one is slightly harder work as it is from Italy. However, the prices are pretty reasonable so it could be worth it for the savings plus you could work in a nice break in Italy on the way if you like. Even if you are a Oneworld fan, Lufthansa first is a great experience from the first class terminal at Frankfurt and chauffeur car to the plane to the onboard caviar and champagne.

Two people must be booked to travel together and the other rules are:

  • Purchase by:  28.10.2018
  • Departure period:  24.10.2018 – 30.09.2019
  • Return period:  24.10.2018 – 31.12.2019
  • Minimum stay: 6 days

Business class prices per person return based on two people travelling together start from:

  • Bangkok £1060
  • Mumbai £883
  • Buenos Aires £1326
  • Cape Town £1591
  • Johannesburg £1150
  • Hong Kong £1060
  • Rio de Janeiro £1060
  • Sao Paolo £1150
  • Seoul £1150

The business class offer page is here.

First class prices per person start from:

  • Bangkok £1768
  • Mumbai £2033
  • Rio de Janeiro £2387
  • Sao Paolo £2387
  • Hong Kong £2210
  • Singapore £2122
  • Johannesburg £2033

The first class offer page is here.

HT: Flyertalk

Jumeirah Beach Hotel reopens in Dubai and 20% off


The iconic Jumeirah Beach hotel re-opened on 19 October following a five-month renovation. The hotel originally opened in 1997.The new Jumeirah Beach Hotel returns with a more contemporary feel as well as plenty of new dining experiences. The hotel will keep its family-friendly focus. Rooms have been redesigned but keeping the Jumeirah luxury service standards.

Jumeirah Beach hotel new deluxe room

Jose Silva, Jumeirah Group chief executive, said: “In 1997 Jumeirah Beach Hotel was Dubai’s pioneer in luxury beach hotels and has been the canvas on which 20 years of memories have been made.

As a Visa cardholder, you can save 20% on your next booking at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The offer includes:

  • 20% off Best Available Rate
  • Unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ and private beach.
  • Access to KiDS Club
  • Access to Talise Fitness and Talise Spa facilities

To take advantage of the offer the booking must be made in the name of the Visa cardholder. You then must pay using a Visa debit or credit card in full to receive the discount. Offer valid until 21 December 2018.

You can find the offer page here.

9 Comments on "News & offers: Qatar UK business offer, Lufthansa First & business companion sale from £883 & Jumeirah Beach hotel Dubai"

  1. Hi Michelle

    Which Italian airport(s) is the Lufthansa deal running from ? The offer links you have given to their website don’t seem to be working for me …

  2. Hi – they don’t work for me either…

    • I am not quite sure why as I have tested it with other people and they work fine. If you have ad blocking software that could be the reason?

  3. I presume the qatar deal is to Penang, although its not specifically stated?!

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