OFFERS: Latest flight offers from UK and Europe plus advance purchase discounts

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UK sale

A new Qatar sale has started which features some reasonable fares from the UK. They are not outstanding, but in comparison with current fares and the lack of hassle of an ex EU, it may be of interest. While Qatar is currently on the red list, it is predicted that it will be at last amber by the end of July. There is also a generous refund policy which makes it a low-risk purchase if you are buying within the terms and conditions of the policy. 

Don’t forget there is an offer on many of the Amex cards for £100 off when you spend £500. Most of the fares will be business classic which does not include seat selection or access to Qatar branded lounges but you can use oneworld lounges or pay to use Qatar’s.

Pura ulun danu bratan temple in Bali, indonesia.

I am also expecting another BA sale in the next week once the green list is announced. 

From the UK prices for a return business class start from

  • Dubai £1268 (Gatwick)
  • Abu Dhabi £1371
  • Bangkok £1604
  • Hanoi £1990
  • Hong Kong £1771
  • Phuket £1920
  • Singapore £2029
  • Jakarta £1815
  • Bali £2193
  • Cape Town £2023
  • Johnannesburg £1811
  • Nairobi £1727
  • Mauritius £2284
  • Maldives £2369
  • Colombo £1904

The majority of fares are available until 30 April 2022. You must book by 10 May 2021.  You can find the UK sale page here.


Advance purchase fares

Bukchon Hanok Village, old traditional Korean house architecture called – Hanok – with tile roof. Famous tourist area near Gyeongbok palace

If you are considering an ex EU, there are some better fares although these are not part of a sale as such. Instead they are advance purchase fares, something that Qatar seems to have adopted more formally than before when it was ad hoc. The advance purchase is available to selected destinations and the time period varies by your departure point. For the UK and Italy you need to book at least 30 days in advance. For the rest of Europe it is either 45 or 90 days. You can see the full list of departure points and destinations at the bottom of this page. 

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The best fares are:

  • Stockholm to
    • Bangkok £1215
    • Singapore £1225
    • Hong Kong £1257
    • Ho Chi Minh City £1448
    • Phuket £1247
  • Oslo
    • Seoul £1586
    • Melbourne £2284
    • Sydney £2305
    • Johannesburg £1233
  • Amsterdam to Cape Town £1423
  • Rome to
    • Tokyo £1602
    • Bali £1503
    • Maldives £1380
    • Colombo £1261

You can search for availability here or try Skyscanner for the cheapest prices online. 

5 Comments on "OFFERS: Latest flight offers from UK and Europe plus advance purchase discounts"

  1. Warsaw to BKK, February 2022 though other dates are available, Qatar Airways, £1140. This has been available for some time, though the price has fluctuated slightly.

    • Thanks Nigel. Yes WAW is a good price for BKK usually. However, there are a couple of watch-outs in my opinion having done that route. The flight to DOH is short and often at night so you get a reduced service. Often positioning flights can be very pricey compared to other places. Plus WAW is not the nicest airport or lounge to fly from. But if you can get a cheap positioning flight then it’s worth considering. And WAW is worth a visit too.

  2. Warsaw lounge is small however airport is very friendly for connecting flights. Also worth to consider overnight stay – Airport hotels are good and cheap. Its also close to the center so probably worth to consider and take day flight to Doha.

  3. Can you buy lounge access at Heathrow on a Qatar classic ticket?

    • You should be able to when it is open. At the moment it is shut as they are in T5. At T5 you would get access to the BA lounge for free. On the link posted there is 20% off lounge access for Qatar lounges.

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