The Qatar Airways business class deal is just amazing. Book the cheapest flight you can find from the U.S. and then change the city you fly from and change where you fly to anywhere within 5000 miles of your originally booked destination.
For instance book Philadelphia – Kiev (via Doha) for less than $1650 roundtrip in business class.
Then you can change to another city Qatar Airways flies from – like Miami, if that’s where you live – and you can change the destination from Kiev to, say, Hong Kong (Singapore would be too far) or Nairobi (South Africa would be too far).
I’ve had several successful reports from readers. One thing I’ve learned is that it’s best to call during the U.S. business day, to avoid rolling over to the Philippines call center where readers have had some challenges.
Here’s how the policy works for travel through December 31:
- Changes on tickets are free and unlimited: change your dates and destinations without charge
- You can change your origin city to another airport in the same country, and change where you’re going to anywhere within 5000 miles of your original destination.
- You can cancel and take a voucher good for two years and get a 10% bonus
- Instead of taking a voucher you can convert your ticket into frequent flyer miles at a rate of 100 miles per dollar (buying miles at 1 cent apiece)
Here’s one report of success,
It worked! First she said you could not change origination only destination, but she put it through with no issues. Changed [Philadelphia – Kiev] to [Miami – Bangko]. Took all of 15 minutes. Rep said they are getting calls from people making [round the world] trips, multiple trips with back to back travel and 2 one way flights – best deals are from Europe.
Qatar Airways QSuites are one of the two best business class products in the world, along with ANA’s new offering.