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Qatar Airways is known for their exceptional fares, in both business class and economy. I’ve highlighted some of their great fares recently, including a ~$1,780 roundtrip business class fare from Muscat to New York, which allows you to fly Qsuites in both directions.
As it turns out, you can get a further discount off the cost of almost any ticket. Per Qatar Airways’ newsletter, you can save 10% off the cost of an economy or business class ticket when you book on qatarairways.com by March 7, 2018 (even if travel is on a subsequent date). Just enter promotion code QRSUBSCRIBER at the time you make your booking.
The discount is for 10% off the base fare (not including taxes and fees), so in reality the discount won’t quite be 10% of the overall fare.
Just to give one example, let’s use this for one of the Muscat to New York business class fares I mentioned above. When doing the search I entered “QRSUBSCRIBER” in the “Promo code” box.
The roundtrip business class fare? Just 639.90OMR, or ~1,660USD all-in. That’s an insanely good fare.
The discount even applies to a roundtrip Colombo to Philadelphia Qatar Airways business class fare, bringing the cost of a ticket down to ~1,215USD. INSANE!
Anyway, no matter what kind of a Qatar Airways ticket you’re trying to book, this promotion is worth being aware of. The one instance in which this may not be the best option is if you’re trying to book a business class ticket originating in the US and have either The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. That’s because Qatar Airways participates in the Amex International Airline Program, which is available to those with either of those cards.
By booking by phone with Amex you can save on virtually any Qatar Airways business class fare for travel originating in the US. For example, for a roundtrip business class ticket I booked earlier this year from New York to Yerevan, I saved $750 off the cost of my ticket using this benefit.
But for anything not originating in the US, or anything in economy, this 10% discount is pretty awesome, especially given that it seems to work for travel originating virtually anywhere.
(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)