Qatar Airways has announced the newest round of its travel festival to ring in the new year. This is so far the most attractive among the promotions thrown by the major Middle Eastern carriers this year. Bookings can be made from now until 16th Jan 2017 for travel from 11th Jan 2017 to 15th December 2017. Bookings can be made directly from their website here.
From Singapore, there are several compelling fares including those to New York (from SGD 1175) or Los Angeles (from SGD 1125). That’s just under USD 800 for roundtrip tickets to the USA. To Europe, fares start from just over SGD 800 (less than USD 600) roundtrip. This is before discounts of up to 15% if you are using VISA credit cards. To avail of the discount, just enter “VISA” under the promo code when searching for flights. Fares are even cheaper if you are flying in pairs, or in threes.
Here is a summary of the benefits during the Qatar Airways Travel Festival
- Sale fares to Qatar Airways global network
- VISA cardholders get additional discounts of up to 15% on top of the sale fares
- 2x miles accrual for Privilege Club members (Qatar Airways is part of the Oneworld Alliance)
- Possibility to win prizes through their daily lucky draw
- Online treasure hunt for those who follow Qatar Airways account in social media (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) with possibility to win prizes
If you are looking for business class deals, roundtrip tickets to Oslo start at SGD 2,860 (just below USD 2,000) which is quite compelling for a long haul flight. To check out the plane used for the flight, take a look at my review of Qatar Airways Boeing Dreamliner 787.
If you don’t mind flying from the Philippines, there are several compelling fares for departures from CRK Airport (in Pampanga, around 2 hours north of Manila) with fares to many destinations in Europe for USD 500+ roundtrip in economy and around USD 1,300+ roundtrip in business. Fares ex-MNL are slightly higher.
Now I don’t expect this particular fare to benefit many people but in case you are looking for a super cheap business class ticket and don’t mind flying from Cairo, this fare from Cairo to Guangzhou (considered long haul!) for around EGP 18,000+ (USD 1,000) looks pretty compelling! QR is also running a promo for Cairo to LAX (roundtrip) for EGP 8,732 (around USD 480) round trip!