Qatar Airways “Premium Prix Fixe” Sale From The US Extended

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This is a quick update to this post to note that the deadline for this promotion has been extended. It was initially only valid for bookings through March 26, 2019, but is now valid for bookings through March 30, 2019, so you have a few more days to take advantage of this offer. Thanks to The Gate for the heads up.


Qatar Airways Qsuites is my favorite business class product in the world. Historically the airline has also had exceptional business class fares, though we’re seeing fewer sales than we’ve seen in the past, especially for travel originating in the US.


Qatar Airways Qsuites

Well, the airline has just launched what they’re calling a “Premium Prix Fixe” sale, where business class fares can be had from US gateways for $2,500, $3,000, or $3,500.

Given how good Qatar’s business class is, and how long some of these flights are, the $2,500 business class fares are excellent. This sale is valid for bookings through March 26, 2019, and is valid for travel through the end of the schedule.

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.

The following markets have $2,500 business class fares during this sale:

  • Atlanta to Beirut
  • Boston to Delhi, Tbilisi, Yerevan
  • Chicago to Phuket
  • Dallas to Kathmandu, Maldives
  • Houston to Maldives, Salalah, Yerevan
  • Los Angeles to Amman, Muscat
  • Miami to Amman, Beirut, Nairobi
  • New York to Seychelles, Tbilisi
  • Washington to Beirut, Goa

These fares are not only a great way to get to a lot of destinations in comfort, but also to earn oneworld miles (assuming Qatar Airways stays in oneworld). For example, if you booked Los Angeles to Amman roundtrip (via Doha), you’d be traveling a distance of 18,700 miles.

If crediting this to American AAdvantage you’d earn a total of 28,050 elite qualifying miles, ~20,000 redeemable miles (over 40,000 if you’re an Executive Platinum member), and 3,950 elite qualifying dollars.

The long haul flights book into the “R” fare class, though note that flights within the Middle East book into the “A” fare class, which is first class. That means you’ll get access to the Al Safwa Lounge prior to your flight from Doha to another city in the Middle East (like Amman).

Qatar Airways Al Safwa Lounge Doha

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.

In particular, city pairs like Chicago to Phuket, Houston to Maldives, Miami to Nairobi, and Los Angeles to Amman seem especially attractive.

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

(Tip of the hat to Scott)

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Comments
  1. @ Chatter — It’s Amman, Jordan, yes. I was listing multiple city pairs for each US city.

  2. Lucky – Have you been able to get it to price out at those prices? Nothing is pricing when I search. For instance ORD-HKT is pricing for me throughout the whole schedule at $5000+ and not the $2500.

  3. @ Peter B — Yep, I’m having no issues finding fares at these prices. Are you looking at qatarairways.com and not another website? For example, picking dates at random, check out October 10-21, where I see the fare.

  4. Also looking at Qatar (JFK to Seychelles) and not finding the fares for most dates. See some dates, but not a lot.

  5. Just be sure to check which routes are served by QSuites, if the interest is in trying that product!

  6. Hmm…These fares are poor based on my research. I have typically found fares for USD4500 or lower on round trips between the US and Asia.

  7. The terms & conditions will trip you up.. Miami is not listed as a departure gateway at all
    Returns are not valid on most days in July and August
    I called QR reservations and they referred me to the terms..
    Hard to find as they require scrolling rather than. Ring linked

  8. Any way to get chase to match the fares? I’d like to book with UR and 1.5x csr uplift but chase travel portal shows a higher price

  9. be aware that not all flights will be the Q suites though. I was looking at flights yesterday. DOH to Goa is on an A321 for example.

  10. Am I doing something wrong or is this really not a great deal. I get a quote for about 3000 and at checkout 1200 in fees are added for a total of 4200. This is a normal or high end biz fare for the area and not a great price considering it’s advertised as a discount

  11. @ M Hunt — These fares aren’t available every day, but the above city pairs should have some/many dates with that fare. The $2,500 price is all-in. Maybe it’s just not available for the dates you’re looking at?

  12. Slim pickings for me. Nothing from IAH to the Maldives in May or June. Only a couple of dates in November. This is really meant for someone who can travel anytime and definitely not conducive for business travel

  13. Why would you want to go to MLE in May or June? Isn’t that rainy season? November is better weather anyway.

  14. Booked IAD-GOI (Goa) with 3 day stopover in DOH for November $2,514 thanks for the heads up

  15. Picked up IAH-DOH-MLE for $2496 r/t for end of August for 14 days. Almost as cheap as Cathay last year, but much prefer to fly the Qsuites.

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