Wide Open Award Space To Book Free Tickets On New Flight With World’s Best Business Class

Qatar has one of the best business class product in the world in its ‘QSuites’ that offer doors and movable partitions that allow two and even four passengers to travel together in their own space. Their QSuite is a fantastic hard product, and service and food in the air are outstanding.

Right now there’s amazing award availability for the new second flight they’ve added from Miami. You’ll generally find two business class awards Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on flights QR781 and QR782 from September through December.

You can use this for travel from the U.S. to Doha and onward to the Mideast, India, the Maldives and even to Africa. This award space was first spotted by @findflightsforme.

Qatar Airways has long made award space available in waves, usually booked far in advance. With the launch of Avios as their currency, they committed to release business class awards when opening their schedules. That entrenches the habit of making space available as soon as the booking window opens, for travel nearly a year out. In practice they seem to open space in occasional batches, rather than when each flight loads, so it’s important to be on the lookout for events like this. It’s a good reminder that new flights are often a great source of award space.

Credit: Qatar Airways

For what it’s worth, if you’re flying to Doha I’d suggest turning it into a 48 hour stopover – just enough for a visit to the Museum of Islamic Art.

Note that this award space seems bookable with Avios programs (Qatar, British Airways, Iberia) it does not appear available via American AAdvantage or Alaska’s Mileage Plan. For some reason it does appear bookable via JetBlue.

Credit: Qatar Airways

British Airways is a transfer partner of Chase, American Express, Capital One and Bilt while Qatar is a transfer partner of Amex and Citi. And BA and Qatar have more closely aligned their pricing.

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  1. Can I book a Qatar flight with Avios on the BA web site where I have a decent number of points in a family account.

  2. Also could mention whether the new route is flying the Qsuites A350s/B777s or the non-Qsuites 777/789s/A350s. But got the clicks, so…

  3. Just booked MIA-DOH-SEZ round trip in business class all segments for 170K Avios points on BA website plus $320 in taxes/fees. Cash price is north of $8K. A trip I have been waiting to do for years. Thanks for the heads up!

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