While overall Qatar Airways doesn’t offer as many great business class fares as they used to out of North America, we have been seeing a good number of deals so far this year.
For example, a few weeks ago I wrote about how Qatar Airways has ~2,000USD roundtrip business class fares from Montreal to Bangkok, allowing you to fly their spectacular Qsuites product the entire way. This is an incredible fare, and is worth considering for anyone in North America wanting to go to Thailand, as it’s still available.
While not quite as good, Qatar Airways now also has very good fares from Montreal to Cape Town. Seeing cheap business class fares to Cape Town is quite rare, and on top of that it can be tough to find award seats.
This is great for those in Canada, but it’s also good for those in the US who don’t mind positioning to Montreal, given all the nonstop flights available to there (many people would have to position to a Qatar Airways gateway anyway).
You can fly roundtrip business class on Qatar Airways from Montreal to Cape Town for ~2,550USD.
If you wanted to, you could also route this via one of Qatar Airways’ US gateways.
Note that on most dates the Montreal to Doha route features Qsuites, though on some dates it doesn’t. So if booking you’ll ideally want to make sure that the seatmap looks like this…
And not like this…
This is still subject to change, but I’d expect that over time the odds of a flight featuring Qsuites increases, as more planes are configured with these seats.
Montreal to Cape Town roundtrip in business class via Doha covers a distance of 22,000+ flown miles, so if you were crediting to American AAdvantage (for example) you’d earn 33,000+ elite qualifying miles, 4,400+ elite qualifying dollars, and 22,000+ redeemable miles (though if you’re Executive Platinum you’d earn a 120% bonus, for a total of 48,400+ redeemable miles).
Like I said, cheap Qatar Airways business class fares from North America are rare nowadays, so…
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%.
|Card||Points earned on airfare spend|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||5x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Citi Prestige Card||5x ThankYou points per dollar spent|
|American Express® Gold Card||3x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Citi Premier℠ Card||3x ThankYou points per dollar spent|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card||2x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent|
Anyone considering taking advantage of one of these Montreal to Cape Town business class fares on Qatar Airways?
(Tip of the hat to nk15)