Oneworld member Qatar Airways solemnly offers discounted fares to its homebase in Doha. A rare occasion are the €1,073 round trips the airline sells with departure from Helsinki. You can choose between two daily flights between Finland and the Middle East, although we expect flight plans worldwide to be cut down in the future. Travel dates are available up to June 2021.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. While travelling gets easier every month, we currently advise against short term intercontinental travel plans.
To make sure you can benefit from this deal the way you want to, we suggest checking the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website for current updates on a country’s current immigration policies. Their Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Qatar Airways plans to operate two daily flights between Doha and Helsinki. An Airbus A350-900 hosts you on QR 304/305. The other flights QR 307/308 have more attractive flight times and feature Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
We expect major shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe was planned under different economic circumstances and may very well change.
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The fare rules for this flight are not very restrictive, as they give no limitation regarding a travel or sales period. A minimum stay of at least 3 days or a night from Saturday to Sunday applies as well as a maximum stay of one month. Availability at the lowest fare is almost daily from November onward.
You’ll have no trouble finding suiting travel dates on Google Flights (instructions). We recommend booking directly via qatarairways.com. If you feel like a cheaper ticket, you can check out our flight search and see what online travel agencies have to offer.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Qatar Airways issues these tickets in booking class R. You can earn 280 tier points in British Airways Executive Club, bringing you close to the 300 TP threshold for Oneworld Ruby tier. Further, you can credit the flight with the following airlines:
- 10,990 on Finnair Plus
- 6,830 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 6,830 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 6,830 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 6,830 on Iberia Plus
- 6,830 on British Airways Executive Club
- 6,830 on Asia Miles
- 6,830 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 6,830 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 6,830 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 6,830 on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 5,460 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 5,460 on American AAdvantage
- 5,460 on LATAM Pass
- 5,460 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 5,460 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
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