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Qatar Airways has launched a nice Business Class fare for travel between Stockholm and Singapore and travelers booking this fare are currently guaranteed at least 2 sectors in the airline’s QSuites Business Class cabin.
Qatar Airways last has a good fare on this route back in January (from $1,588 roundtrip) and, although the pricing on this latest fare isn’t quite so generous, the deal is still a very good one indeed.
The Headline Fare Rules
- Reservations required at least 3 days before departure
- Outbound departures permitted Monday – Thursday*
- Minimum stay of 3 days (2 nights)
- Maximum permitted stay is 12 months
- 1 free stopover allowed
- Stopover must not exceed 96 hours
*Friday – Sunday departures are also available for a very small premium during most months.
There doesn’t appear to be a published end date for either of these fares so they may be around for a while or may disappear at any moment.
Fare Routing & Aircraft
Unsurprisingly the routing takes you through Qatar Airways’ home in Doha…
….and the aircraft you’ll be offered on this routing will be a choice of a 787 Dreamliner or an Airbus A350-900 on the Stockholm – Doha segments and an Airbus A350-1000 on the Doha – Singapore segments.
The Qatar Airways 787s have a very nice Business Class cabin (reviewed here) but they’re not currently fitted with the airlines QSuites. Some of the airline’s A350-900s have been refitted with QSuites but, at this moment in time, the aircraft on the Stockholm – Doha route aren’t the ones with the new cabin (reviewed here).
On the Doha – Singapore route things are different as all daily flights through to 26 October 2019 are operated by Qatar Airways A350-1000 aircraft which all offer the QSuite cabin:
Qatar Airways’s winter schedule kicks in on 27 October 2019 and, right now, the schedule shows A350-900s and the occasional A350-1000 operating the Doha – Singapore route from this date….but I don’t think this is what will end up actually happening.
Qatar Airways has almost certainly not updated its winter schedule yet and I would expect the A350-1000s to operate the Doha – Singapore route in winter 2019/20 just as they are doing right now (in winter 2018/19).
The fare first appears in March…
…and then continues to be available, almost uninterrupted, through April…
….and all the way through to January 2020:
Notice that although the best pricing is for flights departing on Monday – Thursday the premium for departing on Friday, Saturday or Sunday is minimal.
Searching & Booking
My suggestion would be to use the ITA Matrix search engine to find fights that work best for you (below is an example showing the search parameters I used for this fare)…..
….before booking directly on QatarAirways.com.
You should be able to find this fare with ease through Google Flights…
and most OTAs but don’t forget that some credit cards (like the Platinum Card from American Express) only offer bonus points when booking directly with an airline.
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 and so these fares can be credited to
oneworld loyalty program.
I suspect that most readers will 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.
Anyone crediting these flights to American’s AAdvantage program can expect to earn approximately 21,660 Elite Qualifying Miles and approximately 2,880 Elite Qualifying dollars while the number of redeemable miles earned will vary with the flyers elite status.
These fares can be a fantastic way to boost your progress to AAdvantage elite status.
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.
It’s great to see Qatar Airways bring back some of its very good Business Class fares between Europe and Asia and, although this one may not be quite as spectacular as some fares we’ve seen in the past, it should still be very useful for anyone looking to head to Asia in a lot of comfort indeed.
Find all these fares on QatarAirways.com
Featured image courtesy of Qatar Airways