Oneworld member Qatar Airways is currently selling cheap tickets for its economy class services to several African destinations departing from Oslo. You can book your round-trip from Europe with a layover in Qatar at prices starting around €349 (~NOK 3,715). All prices include board service and a checked bag. You will find these fares between August 2020 and February 2021.
- Nairobi at €349 (~NOK 3,715)
- Daressalaam at €356 (~NOK 3,789)
- Johannesburg at €351 (~NOK 3,736)
- Cape Town at €367 (~NOK 3,906)
- Entebbe at €371 (~NOK 3,949)
- Durban at €422 (~NOK 4,492)
Travel from Norway got a lot cheaper recently due to a shift in currency exchange rates. You can read more about that here:
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According to the fare rules, tickets will be sold until March 31, 2020. There are minimum stay requirements of seven days. But you can also just spend one night from Saturday to Sunday if you prefer. The maximum you can visit is one month.
Google Flights (instructions) will help you find cheap connections. Once you’ve found the dates that work best for you, use our Travel Dealz flight search to compare prices. We suggest booking directly with Qatar Airways to take advantage of their current cancellation and rebooking regulations.
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.
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