Oneworld carrier Qatar Airways has a nice sale going for business class tickets to Hong Kong. Starting from Brussels, fares go as low as €1,386. These flights include two checked bags, a reasonable chance to fly Qsuite at least once, and come along with 560 British Airways Executive Club tier points, qualifying it as a reasonable mileage run.
Qatar’s business class deals no longer include lounge access and seat reservation!
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
An Airbus A350 will fly you to Doha, from where a Boeing 777-300ER is advertised. If you’re keen on testing Qatar Airways’ Qsuite, you can get further information here. Qatar Airways’ regular business class on these planes (which is still better than most others) features fully reclinable lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
By the way, we also have many more deals starting from Brussels:
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A minimum stay of five days applies as well as a maximum stay of one month. The outbound flight has to take place from Sunday through Thursday, while the inbound flight is limited to Monday through Friday. We’ve compiled all possible flight dates from Brussels at the lowest fare for trips up to fifteen days in our availability calendar above. You can also check the availability using Google Flights. You should then, however, book directly on Qatar Airways’ website.
In order to get the lowest price, you need to purchase your tickets at least 120 days before departure.
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.
- 31,280 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 27,960 Points on Finnair Plus
- 17,370 Avios + 560 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 17,370 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 17,370 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 17,370 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 17,370 Qmiles + 120 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 17,370 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 17,370 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 17,370 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 17,370 Award Miles + 210 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 17,370 Award Miles + 2,000 Tier Miles on Iberia Plus
- 13,900 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 13,900 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 13,900 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 13,900 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 13,900 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
This offer is most attractive for people hunting Oneworld Sapphire tier, which gives nice perks like free hold luggage and lounge access across the entire Oneworld alliance. You need 600 tier points in British Airways Executive Club to reach that status – and can earn 560 of them with these flights. All you need to add are 40 tier points and four flight segments on either Iberia or BA.
Qatar Airways Business Class
Not only is Qatar Airways an airline with a five-star Skytrax-rating, but it is also considered to offer one of the best business class experiences worldwide.
Most flights have seats, that can be converted into flat beds. In the Boeing 787-Dreamliner, they are even in a 1-2-1 alignment. Airplanes that have the QSuites even offer small, private suites that are usually only available in First Class:
Information & Tips for Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an Asian city-state and a vital trading metropolis in the Pearl River Delta not far from the Chinese coast. The city has long been a center for trade and business. Hong Kong is one of the largest air traffic hubs in Asia and therefore offers excellent connections to the rest of the world, hence the good deals that various airlines often provide. Flights in economy class usually are between 400€ and 500€ sometimes for even less than 400€.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are mild and dry, whereas summers are hot with rainfall and high humidity. The best time to travel is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool and therefore very pleasant.
Entry & Visa
Entry is possible for most EU citizens without a visa, and only a passport is required. A permit for 90 days is issued upon entry. For further information, please visit the website of your countries Ministry of foreign affairs.
The local currency is the Hong Kong Dollar ($, HKD, HK$). One Euro is approximately HK$9. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee (up to 2% for payment) in Hong Kong Dollars.
Getting from the airport to the city centre
The fastest and most convenient way into the city is by Airport Express. This train will take you to the city centre within 24 minutes and will cost you around €12 per trip. Alternatively, you can also get into a taxi and pay approximately €35.
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