Qatar Airways Business Class Fare Sale From The US

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Qatar Airways Qsuites is my favorite business class product in the world. Historically the airline has also had exceptional business class fares, though for quite a while the number of sales were limited, especially for travel originating in the US.


Qatar Airways Qsuites

Fortunately over the past few weeks that trend has reversed, and we’ve seen more business class fare sales for travel originating in the US than before.

Qatar Airways’ premium sale from the US

Qatar Airways is offering a premium fare sale from US gateways. With this sale we’re seeing business class fares of $2,450, $2,950, $3,450, $3,950, and $4,450. Obviously the $2,450 fares are the sweet spot here, while a $4,450 roundtrip business class fare is hardly anything to get excited about.

Several weeks ago Qatar Airways had a similar promotion that was only valid for a few days, but what’s impressive is that this fare sale is now valid for bookings made through January 1, 2020, and for travel between July 29, 2019, and January 1, 2020.

These fares all have a seven day minimum stay requirement and a four month maximum stay requirement.

Given how good Qatar’s business class is, and how long some of these flights are, the $2,450 business class fares are excellent.

Note that these fares won’t show through online travel agencies, so you’ll have to search directly through Qatar Airways’ website to find these fares.

Which markets are eligible?

The following markets have $2,450 business class fares during this sale:

  • Atlanta to Delhi, India
  • Boston to Yerevan, Armenia
  • Chicago to Chennai, India
  • Chicago to Goa, India
  • Chicago to Bengaluru, India
  • Miami to Delhi, India
  • New York to Mumbai, India
  • New York to Goa, India
  • New York to Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Washington to Tehran, Iran

Since this fare sale is valid for tickets booked through early next year I imagine the eligible city pairs has the potential to change, so you may want to keep an eye on the list.

An even better fare…

In addition to these $2,450 fares, there’s an even better fare available specifically from Dallas to Muscat for $2,350 roundtrip (tip of the hat to notiflyr for that). Interestingly it only works if connecting in Europe with the transatlantic flight on American.

That fare can be searched on ITA Matrix or Google Flights.

Earning miles & maximizing credit card rewards

These fares are not only a great way to get to a lot of destinations in comfort, but are also a good way to earn oneworld miles (assuming Qatar Airways stays in oneworld).

For example, if crediting to American AAdvantage you’d earn 150% elite qualifying miles, 100% redeemable miles, and elite qualifying dollars that equate to 20% of the distance flown. Then if you’re an elite member you’d earn a further mileage bonus on top of that.

If you take advantage of one of these fares, make sure you use a card offering bonus points for airfare purchases. You can earn up to 5x points, which I value at up to 1.7 cents each, for an additional return of 8.5%.

CardPoints earned on airfare spend
The Platinum Card® from American Express5x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent
Citi Prestige Card5x ThankYou points per dollar spent
American Express® Gold Card3x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent
Chase Sapphire Reserve®3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent
Citi Premier℠ Card3x ThankYou points per dollar spent
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card2x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent

Bottom line

These aren’t the most incredible business class fares we’ve ever seen, but they’re really good, especially when you consider how many miles you’re earning, and that you get to fly the world’s best business class. On top of that, this is a long-standing sale that’s scheduled to be valid through early next year.

These fares are especially good for those looking to travel to India. As someone who has been wanting to visit Georgia, I’m also tempted by the Tbilisi fare.

Anyone considering taking advantage of one of these great business class fares?

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Comments

  1. You said you’d want to visit Georgia? Atlanta to New Delhi will work. That one is in the $2450 list.

  2. Have you noticed if there is an additional discount on the lowest fairs with the Amex IAP program?

  3. I did the last sale. Bought DFW to KTM for $2500. I was going to helicopter up to basecamp and take selfies and pretend like I trekked it up there. But I’m concerned about the safety record there so used Avianca miles to book round trip biz to BKK. 4 days in BKK is enough to get a bunch of dress shirts and a couple of suits made. Going to check out 137 Pillars now that you can use Hyatt points.

  4. DC to Tehran has to be a tiny market and a sure-fire way to get on a government watch list.

  5. Qatar is great for easy BAEC Silver/Oneworld Sapphire too. The location of Qatar is a considerable advantage for tier points.

  6. Anyone else able to get QR to show US to Europe fares via DOH? I wouldn’t mind the roundabout routing if they’d include these routes in their bargain fares , since it would be less expensive than competitors’ fares. And with QSuites, it would be no contest.

  7. Tbilisi is incredible and you should absolutely go. It’s kind of funny how a couple of years after I go somewhere in Seat 31B, you end up in the same place doing the luxury thing. 🙂

  8. @ Lucky – I was looking to pay cash for two business class (plus $ for our in-lap infant) seats to Singapore out of Houston-Bush. At the moment, I have found this for $7,008 R/T. I understand it’s 10% of fare for in-lap infant so I was wondering if this was a good deal? I usually use miles but for this particular trip I won’t have nearly enough by time I need to book. Would you consider this to be a good/reasonable seats for two adults and infant?

  9. “These aren’t the most incredible business class fares ..”

    You sure are dang right there … & the lowest fares are to the Indian sub-continent
    I want me some low fares all the way to SE Asia.

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