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Qatar Airways Fabulous Fares AAdvantage miles and price difference for business and economy

euflyer.com closed the article on Qatar Airways Global Sale fares for tickets purchased by Sunday, April 19 with “Economy Class flights are also on sale, although the relative value of these flights compared to the Business Class flights is not as impressive.”

I have never purchased a Business Class airline ticket that was not a mistake fare. My quick analysis shows Business Class fares tend to be about 3.5 to 4x the price of an economy ticket with this Qatar Airways sale. The outlier was UK airports MAN, EDI or LHR – MEL Melbourne, Australia in July 2015 when the ticket difference between Business Class and Economy narrows to 2x more expensive.

Qatar Airways Fabulous Fares American AAdvantage Miles Earning on  Oneworld Alliance member

Another factor that improves Qatar Airways Business Class I fare over Economy Class O fare is the opportunity to earn 1.25 AAdvantage miles per flight mile for Business Class I fare on Qatar Airways compared to 0.25 miles per flight mile in economy O class.

21,372 flight miles from London – Doha, Qatar – Melbourne, Australia round trip in business class earns 26,715 redeemable miles for a flyer without elite status in AAdvantage, Economy class earns 5,343 redeemable AAdvantage miles.

After finding economy fares to be competitively priced flying Qatar Airways to Asia or Australia with prices in this sale, I decided to take a look at Business Class ticket prices compared to Economy Class. I only compared two routes with UK – Melbourne, Australia and UK – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for price and AAdvantage redeemable miles earned.

May 2015 Qatar Airways London UK LHR – MEL Melbourne, Australia

  • Economy O booking class 682.06 GBP ($1,000.42 USD) low fare May 6-20.
  • Business I booking class 2,816.17 GBP ($4,131.76 USD) low fare May 6-17.
  • Business Class is 4.1 times more expensive than economy class in May.

July 2015 Qatar Airways London UK LHR – MEL Melbourne, Australia

  • Economy O booking class 1,139.06 GBP ($1,671.06 USD) low fare July 5-21.
  • Business I booking class 2,816.17 GBP ($4,131.76 USD) low fare July 5-21.
  • Business Class is 2.5 times more expensive than economy class in July.

November 2015 Qatar Airways London UK LHR – MEL Melbourne, Australia

  • Economy O booking class 699.76 GBP ($1,026.64 USD) low fare Nov 7-17.
  • Business I booking class 2,846.17 GBP ($4,175.71 USD) low fare.
  • Business Class is 4.1 times more expensive than economy class in November 2015.

May 2015 Qatar Airways London UK LHR – SGN Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Economy O booking class 434.16 GBP ($637.04 USD) low fare May 6-19.
  • Business I booking class 1,661.16 GBP ($2,437.41 USD) low fare May 6-17.
  • Business Class is 3.8 times more expensive than economy class in May.

July 2015 Qatar Airways London UK LHR – SGN Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Economy O booking class 436.86 GBP ($641.05 USD) low fare July 7-21.
  • Business I booking class 1,661.16 GBP ($2,437.41 USD) low fare July 7-19.
  • Business Class is 3.8 times more expensive than economy class in July.

October 2015 Qatar Airways London UK LHR – SGN Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Economy O booking class 434.16 GBP ($637.04 USD) low fare October 6-20.
  • Business I booking class 1,661.16 GBP ($2,437.41 USD) low fare Oct 6-18.
  • Business Class is 3.8 times more expensive than economy class in October 2015.

London LHR – Doha, Qatar DOH – Ho Chi Minh City SGN is 13,979 flight miles round trip and earns about 3,495 AAdvantage miles round trip or about 17,474 AAdvantage miles for Business Class.

Qatar UK routes April global sale

Related post:

Loyalty Traveler – Qatar Airways Fabulous Fares like $895USD Edinburgh to Perth Australia economy round trip

Qatar Airways Globetrotter Promotion for 100,000 bonus miles earns bonus Qmiles with as few as four tickets (perhaps fewer?) purchased for specific routes during specific months in 2015. This week’s fare sale seems like a good time to consider planning for Qatar Airways Globetrotter promotion.

Here are the articles I have published in the past few weeks about Qatar Globetrotter promotion.

Loyalty Traveler – Qatar Airways Globetrotter 100,000 bonus miles. Doha 2015 mileage runs baby! (March 24, 2015)

Loyalty Traveler – Qatar Airways Globetrotter 100,000 bonus Qmiles low fare routes (March 25, 2015)

Loyalty Traveler – Qatar Airways Globetrotter 100,000 bonus Qmiles promotion terms update (April 9)

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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