OFFER: Part 2: The best flight deals for late 2020 and 2021 from £978 long haul business class

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Last week I looked at the best deals for the US and Mexico and today I will look at the rest of the world for long haul flights. It’s a personal decision whether to book travel or not, even far in the future. Considerations such as travel insurance and the uncertain nature of how long the crisis will last need to be taken into account. Most airlines are giving an opportunity to book now and still be able to change your travel at a later date which helps a lot.

I will mention basic tier points in this article, but tomorrow I will look at tier point runs. My advice would be not to rush into tier point runs and it is still not known whether BA will change its current policy of reducing the tier points criteria for current renewals by 30% to something more universal. But if you want to go somewhere anywhere there is no harm in adding in a few stops in case you need the points!

 

Africa

Cape town cheap business class flights

Cape Town waterfront and Table mountain

  • Oslo to Johannesburg £1149
  • Oslo to Cape Town £1484
  • Stockholm/Gothenburg to Cape Town £1261

Rules

  • Price rating: Average to Good
  • Airline: Qatar
  • Book by: 5 month advance purchase and before 27 May 2020
  • Travel:
    • outbound – permitted sun through Thu.
    • inbound – permitted mon through fri on the first international sector.
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 1 month
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • 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.

 

South America

Aerial view of Rio De Janeiro.

  • Heathrow to Buenos Aires £1351

Rules:

  • Price rating: Excellent
  • Airline: TAP
  • Travel: until March 2021
  • Transfers: six free and two paid
  • Stopovers: Unlimited free stopovers permitted on the pricing unit in LIS/OPO/Brazil. A stopover may not exceed 120 hours.
    or – unlimited stopovers permitted on the pricing unit in LIS/OPO/Brazil at GBP 75.00 each
  • Refundable: Yes for a fee
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee

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

 

Asia

Tokyo MT fuji

Tokyo

Middle East

Fare:

  • London to Abu Dhabi £1415 – TPs 280

Rules:

  • Price rating: Average 
  • Airline: BA
  • Book by: 5 month advance purchase and before 27 May 2020
  • Travel:
    • Outbound – permitted Tue/Wed/Thu.
    • Inbound – permitted Mon/Tue/Wed.
    •  permitted 10 Jan 21 through 31 Mar 21 on the first international sector.
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: Unlimited stopovers permitted in each direction limited to 2 free and unlimited at GBP 75.00 each.
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee unless booked before 

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

Fares

  • London to Dubai £1286
  • Amsterdam to Dubai £978
  • Amsterdam to Muscat £1115 

Rules

  • Price rating: Average to Good
  • Airline: Swiss/Lufthansa
  • Book by: Tickets must be issued on/before 23 Apr 20.
  • Travel: by 28 February 2021
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 3 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee unless booked before 9 April when it is free subject to fare difference

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

 

Far East

All tier points for Qatar are 560 return in business class unless otherwise stated. Add in 4 qualifying BA flights and another 40 tier points and you would get BA silver status.

Qatar Q Suite

Fares

  • Madrid to Tokyo £1397 
  • Stockholm/Oslo to Beijing £1121
  • Stockholm/Oslo to Bangkok £1254
  • Stockholm to Shanghai £1255 (also BA)
  • Stockholm to Chang Mai £1399
  • Stockholm to Ho Chi Minh City £1323
  • Stockholm to Phuket £1377
  • Stockholm to Penny £1398
  • Oslo to Singapore £1265
  • Oslo to Tokyo £1307
  • Gothenburg to 
  • Amsterdam to Bali £1491

Rules

  • Price rating: Average to Good
  • Airline: Qatar
  • Book by: 5 month advance purchase and before 27 May 2020
  • Travel:
    • outbound – permitted sun through Thu.
    • inbound – permitted mon through fri on the first international sector.
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 1 month
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • 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.

Fares:

  • Amsterdam to Singapore £1285
  • Amsterdam to Bangkok £1165
  • Amsterdam to Bali £1491

Rules:

  • Price rating: Average to Good
  • Airline: Swiss/Lufthansa
  • Book by: Tickets must be issued on/before 23 Apr 20.
  • Travel: by 28 February 2021
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 3 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee unless booked before 9 April when it is free subject to fare difference

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

 

Australia and New Zealand

Sydney Opera House

Fares:

  • Stockholm to Syndey £2052 
  • Stockholm to Melbourne £2061 
  • Stockholm to Perth £2061 
  • Gothenburg to Auckland £2040 

Rules:

  • Price rating: Good
  • Airline: Singapore
  • Book by: 60 days advance purchase 
  • Minimum stay: Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: Unlimited stopovers in area 3
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes

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

Fares:

  • Stockholm to Perth £2214 
  • Stockholm to Adelaide £2191 
  • Gothenburg to Perth £1901
  • Gothenburg to Auckland £2058

Rules

  • Price rating: Average to Good
  • Airline: Qatar
  • Book by: 5 month advance purchase and before 27 May 2020
  • Travel:
    • outbound – permitted sun through Thu.
    • inbound – permitted mon through fri on the first international sector.
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 1 month
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: No
  • 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.

 

Fares:

  • Amsterdam to Sydney £1883 
  • Amsterdam to Auckland £1934 

Rules:

  • Price rating: Good
  • Travel: until March 2021
  • Airline: Lufthansa/Swiss/Cathay/BA
  • Book with Lufthansa or try through Google flights

 

3 Comments on "OFFER: Part 2: The best flight deals for late 2020 and 2021 from £978 long haul business class"

  1. Am almost tempted to book our feb 21 trip ams bkk ams..but so many avios to use up already…

  2. What is the price busines class from LHR to MLE? Qatar airlines?

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