You have to be a little crazy to fly to Cairo because there are cheap business class flights from there – but why not? Qatar Airways is currently offering good prices for flights to several destinations, e.g. to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for €763.
Sometimes you can also fly in the Qsuite. Also, this is not a light fare, so lounge access is included. There’s availability until November 2022, depending on the destination.
To enter Egypt, you currently either need a negative antigen or PCR test, or you have to be fully vaccinated. The visa for entry into Egypt costs €22 for a single entry. It is also available as a Visa-on-Arrival.
Furthermore, when entering from South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, or Swaziland, in addition to carrying a test certificate, a COVID-19 test must be carried out immediately after entry. If the test is positive for foreigners, entry will be refused.
If – for whatever reason – you cannot start your trip as planned, the flights can be canceled free of charge at any time thanks to Qatar Airways’ Corona goodwill rules. These currently apply to all bookings with a travel period up until September 30, 2022. Rebooking is possible without a rebooking fee, but the price difference will be charged.
You can easily search for the connection you want using our search form. Simply select the route and your desired flight details, and then let us forward you to the booking directly on Qatar Airways’ website. There’s availability is until November 2022. We have marked available dates for trips of up to 28 days in green. The availability is – as you can see – excellent.
- Dar es Salaam at €763
- Nairobi at €831
- Johannesburg at €1,018
- Entebbe at €1,019
- Muscat at €1,031
- possibly others…
Note that according to the current prices, you’ll have to spend around €250 for a round trip to Cairo.
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The fare rules do not state how long the offer will remain valid. Travel is possible between January and November. The minimum stay requirement is 2 days, and you can stay for a maximum of 12 months.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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.
The booking class is I, partly A. To give you an example, you would earn the following number of miles flying to Dar es Salaam (and back):
- 19,602 Award Miles + 9,756 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 15,954 Qmiles + 110 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 15,720 Points on Finnair Plus
- 11,046 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 11,046 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 9,860 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 9,860 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 9,768 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 9,768 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 9,768 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 9,756 Avios + 400 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 9,756 Avios + 750 TP on Iberia Plus
- 9,756 Award Miles + 100 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 8,582 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 8,582 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 8,570 Award Miles + 10,942 EQMs on American AAdvantage
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