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Qatar Airways Easy Deals are the airline’s discounted award fares that work along similar lines to Flying Blue’s Promo Awards and which can offer some truly fantastic value if you look carefully.
Qatar Airways has now published its latest set of Easy Deals which cover travel up to the busy Holiday period (the Holidays are not included) and, as usual, there are some very good redemption opportunities to be had and discounts on multiple Qsuite routes.
Qatar Airways Easy Deals – Important Info
I’ll post the full terms and conditions at the end of this post by, for now, these are the key points you need to know:
- Travel to be booked by 31 October 2019
- Travel to be taken between 1 November and 15 December
- One-way and roundtrip bookings are permitted
- Business Class and Economy Class awards are discounted
- Discounts vary between 30% and 50%
- Unless otherwise stated, discounts are only available on flights to/from Doha
- Promo code EDEAL1019 is required
Where To Get Qatar Airways Qmiles
There’s a very good chance you’re reading this and thinking that these deals are of no real use to you as you don’t credit your flights to the Qatar Airways Privilege Club…but that may not matter.
Citi ThankYou points convert over to Qatar Airways Qmiles in a ratio of 1:1 so if you hold the Citi Prestige Card, the Citi Premier Card, the Citi Rewards+ Card or even the old Citi ThankYou card (no longer open to new applicants), you may have a ready supply of points that can be converted over to Qmiles.
Qatar Airways Easy Deals – Business Class Discounts
All the Business Class discounts on offer range between 30% and 50% and the list of discounted destinations can be found via this link.
The discounts are primarily being offered to/from Doha and are shown in the tables below.
Travel Between 1 November & 15 December 2019
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Here are a few of the Business Class deals that stand out from the list above:
50% off award travel to/from…
- Chaing Mai
40% off award travel to/from…
- Birmingham (UK)
30% off award travel to/from…
I’ve deliberately not picked out the deals on offer to/from Sweden and Finland (despite the fact that some look tempting) because regular cash Business Class fares from these countries are often so good that booking awards becomes an uneconomical use of Qmiles.
The key thing to note here is that you have to be logged in to your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account to see these deals – if you’re not logged in you’re likely to see an error which looks like this:
Also, be aware that you can use the Qatar Airways Qcalculator to see how much awards would normally cost (to ensure you’re getting the deal you think you’re getting).
As always, each person’s travel plans and location will dictate which of these deals are the most attractive but the ones that look most tempting to me are the Business Class awards between Europe and Doha combined with a few of the awards available for travel between Doha and various cities in Asia/Australia.
Here’s an example of an award I like:
Right now you can book Qatar Airways Business Class for travel between Copenhagen and Doha for just 29,000 Qmiles (or 29,000 Citi ThankYou Points) one-way…
…and experience Qsuites Business Class…
…before flying back to Copenhagen for the same number of miles and in Qsuites once again, or you could choose to fly on to a destination in Asia (like Vietnam’s Da Nang) for a further 33,750 Qmiles (or 33,750 Citi ThankYou points):
A one-way Business Class award between Copenhagen and Da Nang for a total of just 62,750 miles (and approximately $140 in taxes and fees) is pretty good going when you consider the distance being traveled and the fact that at least part of the journey will be taken in one of the most prized Business Class cabins around.
Note: You can book Copenhagen – Doha – Da Nang as one single award for the same number of Qmiles/ThankYou points, I just split them up into two awards to show what the individual routings look like.
Make sure you read the terms and conditions (below) so you know exactly what’s being offered and make sure you check the normal cost of awards so you know what’s a good deal and what isn’t.
Some of the better deals are for travel between Europe and Doha and Doha and Asia in this set of Easy Deals (it’s a shame that no US routes have been included for Business Class discounts this time around) and don’t forget that if you’re fortunate enough to have a healthy balance of Citi ThankYou points these can be transferred over to Qatar Airways Privilege Club in a ratio of 1:1 – that may help get your Qmiles balance high enough to allow you to snap up whatever award you’d like to book.
Full Terms & Conditions (Per Qatar Airways)
- Only applicable on Qatar Airways Marketed and Operated flights.
- Discount applicable only for online Award tickets redeemed at qmiles.com or Qatar Airways Mobile App.
- Booking Period: 15 October 2019 to 30 November 2019
- Flight Period : 1 November 2019 – 15 December 2019
- Travel Period for journey starting from and to Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington in Economy cabin is between 1 November 2019 to 30 November 2019
- To enjoy this offer member needs to quote the Promo Code: EDEAL1019. Promo code is case sensitive.
- Percentage discount is applicable only on the eligible sector mentioned in the communication.
- If the eligible sector is a part of your itinerary then applicable discount (discounted Qmiles for the eligible sector) will be deducted from the total Qmiles required.
- Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
- Redemptions are valid for anyone the member chooses. Each redemption may include up to 9 passengers on the same transaction.
- A member can redeem unlimited number of Easy Deals Awards.
- Regular award ticket terms and conditions apply. Changes in the ticket dates/route which are not promotional will be subject to the corresponding fees and additional Qmiles will be charged.
- If some sectors of the trip are not within the offer period or part of the promotional sectors, those sectors will be charged at regular Qmiles.
- Award seats are limited and subject to availability.
- Not valid for flexi awards.
- Easy Deals discount is not valid on Multi Sector booking.