Just a few days ago Qatar Airways launched the world’s longest flight, between Doha and Auckland. At over 9,000 miles one-way, it’s quite a haul.
On one hand I’m super tempted to try it just because of how long it is, though at the same time it doesn’t even feature Qatar Airways’ newest business class product, which makes me slightly less interested.
Anyway, Qatar Airways is known for having incredible premium cabin fares, especially when they have fare sales. Just a few weeks ago they were selling roundtrip business class tickets between Los Angeles and Singapore (via Doha) for ~$1,750, which is probably the cheapest business class fare I’ve ever seen between the two cities.
Well, at the moment Qatar Airways has another great fare sale, though it’s only valid for travel out of select countries. It’s marketed as a Valentine’s Day fare sale, so you need to travel in pairs to take advantage of the deal (if it’s any consolation to the single folks, you don’t ned to buy a second seat for your hand, so…). It’s valid primarily for travel out of Northern Europe, and I’d say the most tempting fare is for travel on the world’s longest flight.
The promotion is valid for bookings through February 15, 2017, and for travel through December 15, 2017.
You can fly roundtrip business class from Copenhagen to Auckland via Doha for ~$1,775 per person.
Here’s a sample itinerary, though there are lots of dates with availability across most months:
You can also plan a longer or shorter layover in Doha, if you prefer.
This is an insanely good deal, and is in many cases only a couple of hundred dollars more expensive than the cheapest economy fare.
Given how tough it can be to redeem miles to New Zealand, I’m extremely tempted to take advantage of this fare sale… I’m sure I’m not the only one.
(Tip of the hat to YHBU)