I just booked an insane Qatar Airways Business Class deal…to connect with another insane deal I booked in Ethiopian Airlines Business Class.
You see, that whole Ethiopian issue isn’t resolved yet, but I’m still banking on using my originally booked return this autumn to fly from Toronto to Bangkok. When I get to Bangkok, though, I’ll need a way back. Thanks to a short-lived but incredibly attractive fare sale from Qatar Airways last night, now I have a way home…plus another trip back to Vietnam…
I was chatting with One Mile at a Time yesterday evening about whether to take advantage of the latest fare sale from Qatar Airways. He was too busy working on a blog post to think about his own trip, but we came to the consensus that this deal was too good to pass up.
But where to book? My primary objective was to fly Qatar’s new QSuite and I know the carrier announced plans to begin QSuite service to New York this fall. I ended up booking the A350 from Doha to New York and the 777-300 from New York back to Doha. Hopefully, at least one of those flights will be subbed for an aircraft with QSuites by the time the flight date rolls around. I don’t like that both flights are overnight flights, making photo quality less optimal, but I appreciate the flights are timed to maximize sleeping and ease of connection.
I am of the opinion that whether Qatar honors these or not, booking directly through Qatar was the best bet. Therefore, I booked on Qatar’s website. I plan to take advantage of the free transit visa to leave Doha airport for the first time. I know the inside of Hamad International Airport all too well, but I’ve never been outside of it.
Mistake or Not?
I’ll address this in a post later today, but I think the answer is clear in this case that the fare was not a mistake, but rather a special “Business Promo / Golden Ticket” deal that Qatar intended to offer.
I am ecstatic to fly Qatar Airways again and look forward to experiencing both QSuites and likely the A350 on longhaul flights to/from New York. Plus, now I have a solution for getting home from Bangkok!