Qatar Airways offers some attractive Business Class fares on various city pairs between Eastern Europe and East Asia, e.g. €1,293 from Belgrade to Penang or €1,257 from Sofia to Shanghai. Furthermore, you can enjoy Qatar’s outstanding Qsuite enroute to Singapore for just €1,229, starting from Sofia. Another, similiar offer from Budapest to China can be found here.
We have been able to find low prices from these airports:
You can try these and other city pairings on qatarairways.com. Routes like Belgrade to Taipei or Belgrade to Beijing have been discounted as well.
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Sadly, all flights from Europe to Doha will be aboard Airbus A320 family aircraft. This means you either enjoy lie-flat seats in what might be the world’s best commercial narrowbody Business Class. Or, more likely, you’ll get a rather lackluster product.
Connecting flights from Doha to Asia are operated by various planes of Qatar Airways’ long haul fleet. As a passenger of Qatar’s premium cabin you will be allowed into the Al Mourjan Business Lounge. Most connections only have a short layover, but the lounge is still worth visiting. All services to Singapore are advertised as Qsuite routes. For more information on this topic, continue here:
Search & Book
Most connections mentioned above can be found on Google Flights. To find low fares, you can use its calendar (instructions) and enter suiting dates either on skyscanner or directly at qatarairways.com. The latter is not only safer in case of any problems or miscommunications, but often cheaper as well.
All city pairings show reasonable availability with from September 2019 through March, 2020. Fare Rules state that travel time must be between four days (including a weekend) and a month. Further, tickets must be purchased at least 90 days before departure. Unfortunately, there is no information on how long this offer is available.
All flight segments are booking class R. This results in a Zagreb to Shanghai roundtrip earning you 16.680 award miles in most Oneworld frequent flyer programs, and outstanding 26,710 in Finnair’s Finnair Plus:
- 26,710 on Finnair Plus
- 21,370 on LATAM Pass
- 16,600 on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 16,600 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 16,600 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 16,600 on Asia Miles
- 16,600 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 16,600 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 16,600 on Iberia Plus
- 16,600 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 16,600 on British Airways Executive Club
- 16,600 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 13,280 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 13,280 on American AAdvantage
- 13,280 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 13,280 on SriLankan FlySmiles