Oneworld carrier Qatar Airways has an amazing sale going for business class tickets to Hong Kong. Starting from Brussels and Stockholm, fares go as low as €1,343. 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 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.
Search & Book
A minimum stay of five days applies as well as a maximum stay of one month. We’ve compiled all possible flight dates from Brussels at the lowest fare in our availability calendar above, but you can also check the availability using Google Flights. You should then, however, book directly on Qatar Airways’ website.
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.
If you want to fly from Stockholm, here are the available dates: