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 this year we’ve seen a few business class fare sales from Qatar Airways originating in the US, and they’ve just rolled out their latest such offer.
Qatar Airways’ US Business Class Sale
Qatar Airways is offering a premium fare sale from US gateways. With this sale we’re seeing business class fares starting at $2,450 roundtrip, including all taxes and fees. While there are more expensive tickets on “sale” as well, I’d say that’s the price that’s worth getting excited about.
For this fare sale:
- Book by September 15, 2019, and travel through August 31, 2020
- Blackout dates apply for outbound travel on December 11 through December 27, 2019, and May 20 through July 3, 2020; inbound travel blackout dates include December 27, 2019, through January 11, 2020, and July 26 through September 4, 2020
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 great roundtrip business class fares with this sale:
- Atlanta to Delhi, India, for $2,452
- Boston to Yerevan, Armenia, for $2,450
- Chicago to Bengaluru, India for $2,452
- Chicago to Chennai, India, for $2,452
- Chicago to Goa, India, for $2,452
- Miami to Delhi, India, for $2,456
- New York to Goa, India, for $2,452
- New York to Tbilisi, Georgia, for $2,450
- Philadelphia to Yerevan, Armenia, for $2,450
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%.
Qatar Airways Sale Summary
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.
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?
(Tip of the hat to Traveling For Miles)
Trying to book MIA-DEL-MIA for the $2456 with a stay over in DOH. If I do a multi leg with the stay over, it prices to $4000. I would like to spend 1-2 days in Doha, taking advantage of the subsidized hotel stay. Any suggestions?
I can't find this deal from ORD to any of the Indian destinations when booking on the Qatar Airways website, and I made sure to avoid the blackout dates listed above. Is anyone able to actually find these fares on their website? Thank you for your help.
Your article headline is really misleading ( once again!) . These business fares from US are almost only good for one destination country ---India. So misleading of you and QR to pull bait and switch tactics. There are NO special business class fares on QR from US cities to 95% of QR destinations .
Booked through AMEX travel $2314 round trip ORD-BKK.
These fares have been there around for a while. You can also mix and match. Booked ATL—>DEL and DEL—> DFW for $2521 a month back
the lack of a One world domestic airline in India is a big let off; So much potential with Indigo or Spicejet. I fail to understand why no one is even considering a non-alliance partnership atleast.
Lucky, just curious why you didn't post about yesterday's JL Biz class deal PDX-TYO for $1300?
Did you miss it? Arguably the deal of the year.
Seems like this is almost exclusive to Indian cities- flights to the rest of the subcontinent (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) are much much higher.
Or am I missing something?
Are they good for flights departing Canada too?
Going to Langkawi in Feb, but unfortunately neither KUL or LGK is on the list. Too bad, I would pull the trigger on this immediately and cancel my J award bookings on Cathay.
I need to get to India in November as well but I’m not finding any of these fair deals from Chicago on the Qatar Airways app
India got it!