Great Qatar Airways Qsuites Fares From LAX

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As far as I’m concerned, Qatar Airways offers the world’s best business class product. Not only that, but thanks to their membership in oneworld, flying with Qatar can be a great way to earn elite qualifying miles in your preferred program (American AAdvantage, British Airways Executive Club, etc.).

Historically Qatar Airways has offered great business class fares, though lately, I’ve been noticing fewer of them from the US. They still have many great fares from Africa, Asia, and Europe, in my experience, but fare sales from the US are far less common.

Qatar recently launched a new business class fare sale, including deals from the US. From most US gateways the deals aren’t that noteworthy, but they do have some great fares out of LAX.

Qatar’s new business class fare sale is valid for bookings through February 18, 2019, and for travel between March 1 and December 11, 2019. A complete listing of the offers is available by origin. Qatar’s website is pretty good for actually searching availability, though, if you prefer, you can use Google Flights or ITA Matrix.

Qatar Business Class Sale

In my opinion here are the three best deals available out of the US with this offer:

  • Los Angeles to Delhi for $2,364 roundtrip
  • Los Angeles to Bangkok for $2,608 roundtrip
  • Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur for $2,697 roundtrip

That Los Angeles to Delhi fare obviously stands out as the best here.

That itinerary covers a distance of ~19,750 flown miles, so if crediting to American AAdvantage you’d earn:

  • ~30,000 elite qualifying miles (150%)
  • ~19,750 redeemable miles (100% for segments in the “R” fare class)
  • A 120% mileage bonus if you’re an Executive Platinum member
  • 3,950 elite qualifying dollars (elite qualifying dollars for 20% of the distance flown)

But it gets even better than the above. You can save even more money on these fares by booking through the Amex International Airline Program, which is available to those with The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express.

I called regarding the Los Angeles to Delhi fare, and it brought down the price to $2,200, though there is a $39 ticketing fee with them. Still, I’d consider it to be worth it, and you’re earning 5x Membership Rewards points for the purchase with the personal card.

So for example, if you’re an American Executive Platinum you’d pay $2,200 and you’d earn 43,450 AAdvantage miles and 11,000 Amex Membership Rewards points. I value those points alone at ~$850, and that doesn’t account for the mileage towards elite status, or what a great experience this could be.

Best of all, at this point, Qatar Airways offers Qsuites on most frequencies out of LAX.

Qatar Airways’ 777 Qsuites cabin

Bottom line

The Los Angeles to Delhi fare on Qatar Airways is the best business class fare I’ve seen on them departing the US in a long time. It’s especially well-timed since Qsuites is now available on their LAX route, which makes this more comfortable than ever before.

Remember you can save even more with the Amex International Airline Program, and that also allows you to earn 5x points, in addition to the airline miles you’re earning.

Anyone plan to take advantage of one of these great Qatar business class fares?

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  1. They don’t seem to have flights bookable from LAx-DOH-LHR and back.

    Is it considered too far out of the way to offer?

  2. Lucky, have you heard anything about Qatar pulling ALL US-DOH premium cabin award availability from partners, starting around November 2019? This happened overnight a bit more than a month ago. Haven’t seen any blogs pick up on it yet.

  3. Does anyone know if this would qualify for AA “platinum on us” promotion? I was targeted and if I fly 12.5k miles before May 15 I can keep my status for the year but I’m not sure if this would qualify. Any and all advice on this is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance:-)

  4. Lucky, thanks for this post. Would you please explain how you calculated under the Amex Travel purchase option “So for example, if you’re an American Executive Platinum …you’d earn 43,450 AAdvantage miles”?

  5. @ Chris N — You earn 100% base miles, and then Executive Platinum members earn a 120% mileage bonus, so it’s about 20,000 base miles, and then a 120% bonus on top of that. Hope that makes sense. 🙂

  6. does look like Qsuites will be off the DOH-LAX route in late October?? I booked a rt from LAX and on the return 30OCT the seat map is a 2-2-2 777LR…outbound on 23OCT is still Qsuites…

  7. Unless something has changed— the Amex International Airline Program fares are only bookable over the phone. And you only get 5x if you book through the website, so if you book over the phone you won’t get the 5x.

  8. I will note the same seat config that in on the LAX route after october is also on the IAH route so i cant imagine they are abandoning q suites in two major markets suddenly. I wonder if their system is just confused.

  9. I had to cancel a hold on a res for a trip 11/20-12/2 because i could not get to the bottom of the seat map/equip issue. I want to fly Qsuites and the cancel fees were too high to risk it. seating map completely switches to 2-2-2 after 10/26 and one guess is they are pulling the plane to use it for another market for the holiday season. Or its a tech issue or glitch, but if so there have been people asking the airline about the issue(see premium flyer forum and the post where a customer called and got a non-answer) and would think they would sort it out by now. i assume the flight lax to doha and return 740/730 is the same aircraft or two aircrafts that goes back and forth. Anyhow if anyone figures this out before this promotion ends in 3 days please post.

  10. I booked a RT LAX-BKK for late Nov through Amex International Airline Program for $2425 all-in and got the 5x (12,125 pts). This didin’t orginally confirm Qsuites on LAX-DOH and DOH-LAX but I just checked last night and the seat maps had updated. I was able to confirm QSuites assignment for all three of us! Not a bad deal !

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