OFFERS: Qatar refund guarantee, More Qatar sale bargains – UK to Seychelles late 21 £1377, other fares from £1255

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UK to Seychelles for late 2021 from £1377 business class

Yesterday I had a look at the UK sale prices – but I missed one which is an excellent deal to Seychelles. While travel to the UK is banned currently, the flights are available until December 21, so we should be in a much better place by then! This deal is slightly different to the ex EU deals below as you need to book it with British Airways. The good thing about this is that the new lounge and seat policy for “business classic” or R class fares does not apply to flights booked through British Airways, so it’s a win-win. The downside is that BA’s book with confidence only applies for travel until 31 August 21 which means it carries more risk. It is worth pointing out that with the way things are going I’m pretty sure they will have to extend that, but there is no guarantee. 

The rules:

  • Book by: 2 February
  • Travel:
    • Outbound – permitted Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun. Inbound – permitted Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat.
    • It says the fare is available until the end of the year but I can only see availability from 29 July onwards
  • Minimum stay: a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Stopovers: Unlimited stopovers permitted in each direction limited to 2 free and unlimited at £75.00 each.
  • Refundable: Yes but by voucher if within BA Book with Confidence timeframes
  • Changeable: Yes but will have to pay the fare difference

You will need to book through British Airways here or use Skyscanner to find the cheapest online price. 

HT: Premium Flights

 

More Qatar sale bargains & refund guarantee

QSuites

The Qatar sale that I wrote about yesterday is also available from most other countries if you want a cheaper ex EU fare. None of the prices are cheaper than we have seen before and several are slightly more than previously. However, Qatar do have an excellent guarantee for flights until the end of 2021, so it could be worth considering locking these prices in, as you could always cancel and rebook if the prices dropped.

I wrote about the new flexibility policy in this article, but it has actually changed again. I think that the original press release was incorrect as almost immediately they told some readers they could not have a voucher. Now looking at the Qatar Travel with Confidence webpage, there is no mention of a voucher. The new policy instead offers a full refund to the original payment method up to 3 days before departure. So other than Qatar having your money, there is little to lose if you like the look of a sale price now and book. I had to change and refund a couple of flights with Qatar and found it pretty straight forward. It took around a month for the money to come back. The policy is for flights booked by 30 April for travel until the end of 2021. 

Here is a summary of the best flight sale offers:

DestinationPriceFromOther cheap departure points
Auckland £           2,391.00Oslo 
Bangkok  £           1,308.00StockholmOslo, Berlin,
Bali £           1,461.00Pisa 
Cape Town £           1,331.00OsloStockholm
Delhi £           1,255.00AmsterdamParis, Stockholm
Hong Kong £           1,392.00StockholmParis, Amsterdam
Johannesburg £           1,294.00OsloStockholm, Berlin, Barcelona
Maldives £           1,437.00Rome 
Nairobi £           1,333.00RomeStockholm
Phuket £           1,310.00Stockholm 
Seoul  £           1,491.00StockholmStockholm
Seychelles £           1,300.00London(see section above)
Sydney £           2,318.00Oslo 
Singapore  £           1,319.00StockholmOslo
Taipei £           1,486.00  
Tokyo £           1,425.00MadridVenice

The sale runs until 15 January 2021 for travel by 31 January 2022.

You can find the Qatar sale page here or check for the cheapest prices online with Skyscanner. 

2 Comments on "OFFERS: Qatar refund guarantee, More Qatar sale bargains – UK to Seychelles late 21 £1377, other fares from £1255"

  1. Gordon Paterson | 10 January 2021 at 2:09 pm |

    If I book the Qatar deals through the BA website on a codeshare is the booking subject to the BA book with confidence terms and conditions that only extends until the end of August 21. I know I could book direct with Qatar which offers flexibility till the end of 2021 but I have a pile of BA voucher value to get through…

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