The latest Qatar sale is mainly focused on flights to Australia and as usual from the UK they are a bit of a waste of time. If we look at the usual ex EU suspects there are a few bargains to be found but there is a big catch. They are only available for flights until the end of March but the prices are probably about the best you will see.
Book by 15 December for travel between 22 December and 23 March 2018. Travel must be Monday-Thursday.
From Stockholm or Oslo the prices are:
- Melbourne from £1375
- Perth from £1372
- Adelaide from £1408
- Maldives £1472 (Oslo – dates more flexible)
- Bangkok from £968
From the UK:
Goa from £1602
You can book the flights from all destinations on the global Qatar page here.
BA USA flights – is Inverness the new Dublin?
You may be familiar with the concept of ex Dublin for cheap flights to the US but the bargains for the East coast and Chicago have moved to a rather unlikely suspect with Inverness. There have regularly been fares of around £1300 or lower. The current fares are from:
- New York £1382
- Boston £1349
- Chicago £1278
There is a 28 day advance purchase condition and you must stay a Saturday night but there is no cut off date for booking. Unsurprisingly they are non-changeable and non-refundable. Book on ba.com
If you want to get to California on the cheap and are reasonably flexible there have been some fantastic deals from British Airways which you may have read about recently. The really cheap flights at less than £1000 have gone now but there are still some bargains at £1494 to Oakland. Oakland is close to San Francisco with cheap connections to places such as Las Vegas if you are planning on going elsewhere. Bear in mind that there will be a BA sale coming in the next few weeks but it is rare to see prices much below this level. The flights must be booked by 14 December for travel 7 January – 28 February. The flights must be Monday to Thursday and include a Saturday night stay. These can be booked on ba.com.
Special thanks to B from my BAEC Gold & GGL Facebook group for championing the ex Inverness flights!