Qatar announced one of its global sales earlier today, but to be honest this one is a little bit underwhelming and far from as attractive as some of the sub-£1000 or sub-€1000 sale fares we’ve been used to from Europe to the Far East. It’s on now and is valid for bookings from today (12 September 2017) until 19 September 2017, so there’s no time to lose if you see something that you like.
Despite being a tad underwhelming, there are some *reasonable* fares out there. There is also good availability at the moment, from September right through to the end of May next year, although there is a modest blackout period from 15 December 2017 until 10 January 2018.
Right so what fares might catch your eye? Well, OSL to BKK can be had for £1290. Nothing stellar but a reasonable fare.
Another fare that’s worth checking is out is SOF to PVG (Shanghai) at £1162. The availability is a little lore spotty here, but a quick look on Google Flights shows plenty of dates within the fare window above when you can grab this fare. Do note that the SOF to DOH segment on this flight is on an A320 so it’s not the lie flat seat you might expect, at least for this leg. If your just hunting for miles and points though, then it’s still a good deal.
These were the standout fares for me… I didn’t spot anything more attractive nor any particularly good deals from major main European airports such as FRA or AMS.
I wouldn’t be too down beta though: there’s sure to be a better QR sale around in a few more weeks!