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We recently flagged some of the great Qatar Business Class deals in the current Companion Sale, and have spotted another worth sharing!
First things first: The flights are from Helsinki…
We know this is a UK-focused site, but at these prices, it is well worth taking a quick flight out to Finland to benefit from the massive savings you will get as a result.
You can book flights on low cost carriers like Norwegian for less than £50.00 each way, or use Avios.
It’s important to point out that these ultra-cheap flights are based on a “Companion Offer” – so you will need to book return flights for two adults. If you are travelling solo, there are still some decent prices available, but they don’t come close to the companion fares.
You have to book by Monday (23rd May) and the travel period is from 1st September 2016 – 15th May 2017, with the lowest fares available between October – November 2016.
There seems to be quite a bit of availability at the lowest rates in November, for example:
Finding the best deals on the Qatar Airways website can be a bit of a hassle because (like many travel websites) it’s not hugely user-friendly, but it’s well worth the effort!
How to maximise value
If you credit the flights to British Airways, by my reckoning, you should end up with just under 20,000 Avios and 560 Tier Points each.
You need 600 Tier Points and at least four flights on British Airways planes to hit Silver status. Any cheap BA Economy flight to Dublin/Amsterdam/Paris etc counts, and also gets you 10 Tier Points each way, so do two short Return flights and you’re Silver!
Silver status is well worth having as it gets you Lounge Access and a 50% Avios bonus when flying BA, among other perks.
The prices to Tokyo are the standout deal for me, but I also saw Dubai and Abu Dhabi from £570.00, Bangkok from £875.00, and Sydney form £1,437. All Return flights from Helsinki in November, in Qatar Business Class.