Qatar Airways is celebrating their 10 year anniversary by offering a 20% off promotion. This promo applies to flights from their 10 US “gateway cities” to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Promo code: SUPER3
This 20% “fare” discount applies to both economy and business class tickets. Flights MUST be booked by today, February 9th. Actual travel dates should take place between February 9th and December 15th, 2017.
Los Angeles – LAX
New York – JFK
Boston – BOS
Washington D.C. – IAD
Dallas – DFW
Houston – IAH
Chicago – ORD
Atlanta – ATL
Miami – MIA
Philadelphia – PHL
Keeping in mind that this 20% discount only applies to the base fare, there are still some savings to be had. Any fees or surcharges are not calculated into the base fare, thus will not be reduced by 20%. A sample round-trip to the Maldives for $900 only has a base fare of around $250! (a 20% savings would net you a $50 reduction)
The sample flight above had a pre-discounted price of $842 on Qatar Airways’ site. After applying promo code SUPER3, the overall ticket cost was reduced to $788.80, a savings of roughly $54. That means the base fare was around $270, the rest of the $842 was fees and surcharges!
$788 for a round-trip from Boston to the Maldives is a great deal in April. It is uncommon to find many flights from the US to the Maldives under $800 R/T. To find it on Qatar Airways, one of the highest rated airlines, makes things sweeter.
If using British Airways Avios to book this same Qatar Airways flight, you’d need 95,000 Avios and $575 in fees. What a rip, you’d be better off paying the cash price and earning miles for your flight.
Business class to an island on the other side of the world is expensive, as one would guess. Nevertheless, this 20% off promo does apply some “savings” if you have cash to burn.
The price for this flight (BOS – MLE), pre-discount, is $4,851, wowzers. If you apply the SUPER3 promo, that ticket price is reduced to $4,053. A substantial discount, but a little rich for my taste. If you are wanting to use British Airways Avios for this same flight, expect to shell out about a quarter-of-a-million of them.
*Promo Code: Offer ends February 9, 2017. Travel period: February 9, 2017 – December 15, 2017. Valid on Qatar Airways flights originating from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), and Washington D.C. (IAD) to Indian subcontinent and south east asia destinations only. Discount applies to the base fare only.
Discount levels may appear to be less than 20% for fares which are already part of a promotion. 20% discount applies to O, T, and Q Economy Class fares, and R Business Class. Not combinable with any other offer. Discount is applied to fare only, not taxes and carrier-imposed fees. Lowest fares/offer available will be displayed in the booking engine.
Seats are limited and are subject to availability. Offer is valid for bookings which are made by entering the correct Promo Code. Offer is not valid on all fares. Customers who did not receive a discount, cannot be credited retrospectively. Other conditions apply, please review at the time of booking.