Your first segment will take you from Warsaw to Doha. Many connections include a more extended layover of around 10 hours. But not to worry: you can take advantage of Qatar’s stop-over program and stay at a hotel for a small surcharge. Check out this article to find out more:
Qatar Business Class
On the first flights from Europe to Doha, Qatar will operate an Airbus A330. This means that you’ll experience lie-flat seats in addition to the brilliant service on board. Here’s a flight review to give you an idea:
The second segment will be carried out with a Boeing 777. Officially this route is not a QSuite route. Consequently you will probably be sitting in the older Business Class, of course, offers lie-flat seats, great food, and service. But not the same degree of privacy that the QSuites offer. But because Qatar is equipping more and more aircraft with what is probably the best Business Class on the market, you might get lucky. If not, here’s what the older product looks like:
No matter which aircraft you’re on, you will always be able to visit the Al Mourjan Business Lounge at the airport in Doha.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, tickets will be sold on or after April 28th with no end date mentioned. Also, the travel restrictions only provide the start date of this sale, which again is April 28th.
The minimum stay requirements are 4 days, and the fare doesn’t allow for stays longer than 1 month. As with most Qatar fares, stop-overs in Doha are free of charge. So you can extend your trip and spend a couple of days in Qatar’s capital.
If you want to find dates that suit you best, we recommend using Google Flights (instructions). Of course, you can save a little money if you let Skyscanner compare all the prices that OTAs offer. But it will be best to book directly on Qatar’s website to avoid any unneeded trouble if there’s something wrong with your booking. It’s always easier to deal with the airline.
All tickets will be issued in booking class R. The earning rate will be between 100% and 125% on most Oneworld frequent flyer programs. Here’s an overview of the miles that you will earn on selected programs:
- 26,590 on Finnair Plus
- 16,520 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 16,520 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 16,520 on Asia Miles
- 16,520 on British Airways Executive Club
- 16,520 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 16,520 on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 16,520 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 16,520 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 16,520 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 16,520 on Iberia Plus
- 13,220 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 13,220 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 13,220 on LATAM Pass
- 13,220 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 13,220 on American AAdvantage
Information & Tips for Hangzhou
With its iconic West Lake and famous buddhist monasteries, Hangzhou is one of China’s premier cultural destinations. Large recreational areas and a rebuilt historic center make up a huge part of the city center. Excellent train connections to Shanghai (taking less than an hour) make Hangzhou a great alternative when travelling to China’s mega boomtown. But with more than six million inhabitants itself, Hangzhou is a buzzing city worth a visit.
Best Time to Visit
Since Hangzhou is located in a subtropical climate zone, spring and autumn are the best travel times thanks to moderate temperatures and a few rainy days. April, May and September particularly suitable for a visit to the Chinese city thanks to the low rainfall and humidity.
From the airport to the city
Hangzhou Xiaoshan Int’l Aiport enjoys a growing reputation and attracts more international airlines each year. It is approx. 30 kilometers away from downtown Hangzhou and connected through bus and taxi services. Bus services are offered to many points of interest like the East Railway Station (30 Minutes) where bullet trains to Shanghai depart, or the West Lake in the very heart of the city (50 Minutes). Buses cost around 3-5€ while a taxi to downtown Hangzhou takes about an hour, costing 12-15€.
All Dealz for Hangzhou
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