Oneworld member Qatar Airways has an attractive offer for business class customers between Amsterdam and Bali, offering discounted tickets as cheap as €1,756. All trips require a layover and change of planes in Doha. You can make this worthwhile that time by adding a stopover or enjoying Qatar Airways’ Al Mourjan Lounge.
A Boeing 777-300ER will operate flights between Amsterdam and Doha. The onward flight will be either another 777 or a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Qatar Airways flights to and from Amsterdam are advertised as Qsuite routes. On your way back, you might be flown to Brussels instead of Amsterdam, with a train ticket that will get you directly from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam’s central station. It sounds unusual, (well, it is unusual), but that way, the tickets cost €100 less. You can obviously pay that €100 difference and fly to Amsterdam.
Maybe flying to Bali is not interesting to you right now, or you live quite far away from Amsterdam. In that case, maybe one of the following Qatar business class deals might interest you more:
- Bangkok: €1,244 for Qatar Business Class From Saint Petersburg
- Asia & South Africa: €1,122 Business Class From Izmir With Qatar Airways (Qsuite)
- Asia: €1,324 Business Class From Eastern Europe With Qatar Airways (Qsuite)
- Doha, Qatar: €1,075 Nonstop Qatar Airways Business Class from Helsinki
- Sydney: €2,294 Qatar Airways Business Class from Stockholm & Oslo
- Asia: €1,313 Business Class From Belgrade With Qatar Airways (Qsuite)
Search & Book
Fare rules state that this offer is valid until March 31, 2020. The only restrictions given is a travel duration between 5 days and 2 months. However, this offer may run out of availability sooner. As usual for a Qatar Airways offer, a stopover in Doha is free of charge. At the time of writing, you can find available dates during all months of the year.
Google Flights displays fares quite accurately. You can use that to your advantage by searching for suiting flight dates at Google (instructions). Afterward, you should book directly at qatarairways.com, which will secure much better customer service in case anything goes wrong than an OTA – but is a bit more expensive.
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 tickets in booking class R. While most Oneworld frequent flyer programs will award you 100% travelled distance, you can earn up to 225% depending on your status. The basic mileage without tier bonuses roughly looks like this:
- 31,880 on Finnair Plus
- 19,810 on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 19,810 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 19,810 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 19,810 on Asia Miles
- 19,810 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 19,810 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 19,810 on Iberia Plus
- 19,810 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 19,810 on British Airways Executive Club
- 19,810 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 15,840 on LATAM Pass
- 15,840 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 15,840 on American AAdvantage
- 15,840 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 15,840 on SriLankan FlySmiles
Each flight segment is worth 140 tier points in British Airways‘ Executive Club. This amounts to 560 tier points in total. You need 600 tier points and 4 flight segments in British Airways or Iberia to gain Oneworld Sapphire status – a cheap economy ticket connecting in London or Madrid in addition to this flight should do the trick.
Hotels are generally speaking very affordable in Bali. However, mistakes can still happen and you may lose out on great offers and deals. Therefore, we recommend utilizing our favorite hotel booking website for price, location and review comparison:
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Information & Tips for Bali
Bali is probably the most popular holiday island in Indonesia. While the metropolises of the country are more interesting for tourists that like the hustle and bustle, Bali offers a lot of recreation options with beaches and the rainforest.
Bali is one of the most expensive destinations in Asia when it comes to airfares from Europe. Here you have to be prepared to pay 400€ – 600€ for a return flight. Everything under 500€ is an excellent price for Bali.
Best Time to Visit
From May to October Bali is under the influence of the monsoon. It brings hot and dry air and a lot of rain. Therefore the dry season is the best travel time for Bali. Those who come to the island between May and October can look forward to good holiday weather without inconveniences.
From/to the airport
The main airport on the island is Denpasar. The resorts and hotels, however, are mostly further out. Many hotels offer transfers for their guests. Otherwise, it is advisable to take a taxi or organize a transfer yourself.
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