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Qatar Airways is currently offering a great Business Class fare for travel between Oslo and Bangkok and, at just $1,581 for roundtrip travel, it’s one of the better Business Class fares we’ve seen for a while. Better still, availability looks great so it shouldn’t be too hard to find flights that work for you.
Headline Fare Rules
- Tickets must be issued by 30 June 2019
- Outbound travel permitted Sunday – Thurdsay
- Inbound travel permitted Monday – Friday
- Reservations are required a minimum of 5 days before departure
- Mimimum stay – 4 nights
- Maximum stay – 1 month
- Unlimited free stopovers (not exceeding 96 hours) in Doha
Routing & Flights
Unsurprisingly this fare routes through Doha (you don’t have much choice in that) but there is some choice when it comes which flights you take.
As I’ll show further on in this post you’ll have to be careful to weed out any excessively long layovers and, once you’ve done that, you’ll still have to be careful to make sure you select the best flights.
Qatar Airways operates a number of different aircraft types between Oslo and Doha and between Doha and Bangkok and, assuming you want the best Business Class seats available, the best itinerary to book will be one where all your flights are on 787 or A350 aircraft.
Some flights are scheduled to be operated by A330 aircraft and some are scheduled to be flown by older 777s and both of these aircraft offer older-style Business Class seats which, although perfectly ok, are nowhere near as good as the seats on the Qatar Airways Dreamliners or A350s.
Qatar Airways also operates a Qsuite equipped 777 between Doha and Bangkok (flights QR831/QR830) but I haven’t managed to find this fare available when either of these flights has been selected.
The $1,581 fare is available almost immediately and the availability you see below is based on search parameters that avoid any unduly long layovers. If you don’t mind a long break in Doha or if you want to break up your journey in Doha availability will look a little different.
As you can see, the fare is incredibly easy to find and, even on dares where the $1,581 fare doesn’t appear to be available, the fares on offer are still pretty good.
Searching & Booking
All the images you see above come from a search I performed using ITA Matrix and here’s an example of the search parameters I used:
The ‘maxdur’ commands are in place to ensure the total flight times don’t exceed 17 hours in either direction so you shouldn’t use these if you’re happy to have a long layover at Doha Airport or if you want to break your journey in Doha.
Once you’ve found dates which work for you the fares are incredibly easy to find on QatarAirways.com.
Where To Credit The Flights
Most of you probably know this already but I’ll repeat it briefly for anyone new to this hobby – Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld alliance so these fares can be credited to
any oneworld loyalty program.
Most readers will probably be crediting these flights to the British Airways Executive Club where you’ll earn 560 Tier points from just one trip (that’s over 90% of the Tier Points needed for Silver Status) or to the American Airlines AAdvantage program where you’ll earn Elite Qualifying Miles & Dollars, as well as Redeemable Miles based on the distance, traveled.
Readers crediting these flights to American’s AAdvantage program can expect to earn approximately 19,100 Elite Qualifying Miles and approximately 2,547 Elite Qualifying Dollars. The number of redeemable miles earned will vary depending on the elite status held.
If you’re not sure where to credit you flights you should probably check out the wheretocredit website which will give you all the information you need.
A few months back we went through a period when it looked like the days of great Qatar Airways Business Class fares between Europe and Asia were drawing to a close but, luckily for us, that doesn’t actually seem to be the case and this fare is a great example of that.
$1,581 for roundtrip Qatar Airways Business Class between Europe and Bangkok may not be the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this route but its definitely one of the better prices we’ve seen over the past year.
Find this fare on QatarAirways.com