Per FlytheTail on FlyerTalk, at the moment Qatar Airways has some INSANELY low business class fares for travel originating in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to just about all over the place. You can search this space through Google Flights or ITA Matrix, and then book directly through Qatar Airways.
Just to give a few examples, you can fly to Sao Paulo for under $700 roundtrip:
Or to New York for ~$710 roundtrip:
Or to London for ~$780 roundtrip:
There are tons of other cities that are eligible as well. It doesn’t seem to work for Asia or Australia, though it works for many airports in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa.
These flights book into the “R” fare class, so you’d earn the following mileage through American AAdvantage:
- 150% elite qualifying miles for segments in business class
- 100% redeemable miles for segments in the “R” fare class
- A 120% mileage bonus if you’re an Executive Platinum member
- 20% elite qualifying dollars (elite qualifying dollars for this fare are calculated as 20% of the distance flown)
Don’t delay, this won’t last! And if it were me, I wouldn’t make any other non-refundable travel plans around this just yet.