While Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas Sales are behind us, the time for good flight deals isn’t over and the bonanza of good fares continues unabated! This week’s Deal Dispatch has great offers with a Global Sale at Emirates and Qatar, ongoing sales at airberlin and a secret business class sale at Thai Airways! Find out all the details below!
Emirates is running another Global Sale, with lots of deals for economy and business class fares all over their worldwide network. This time around, the deals seemed to be especially good for economy class fares, not so much for business class. Here are some of the best offers I found for the different regions (all round-trip):
USA: New York – Milan: USD499 economy
The sale continues through January18th – January 23rd, depending on country. It has been going on for some time, so some of these fares are getting harder to find – I recommend to be quick and not wait till the last day of the sale! You can book tickets directly with Emirates.
Qatar Airways just started their Travel Festival with deals across their network. You can get an extra 15% of by paying with a Visa card (promo code VISA)! You have to book by January 16th for travel from January 11th to December 15th, 2017! Qatar also throws in double QMiles in their frequent flier program. Some of the best deals (round trip, all-in) I found are as follows:
Business Class is also on sale with some amazing deals:
Manila – Rome: USD1,595
Manila – Frankfurt: USD1,609
Manila – Paris: USD1,738
You can book those deals directly with Qatar Airways at their Travel Festival promotion page! Their search page is great – it allows you to select your departure country, class of service to get an idea of the best deals!
airberlin is continuing its various sales in the aftermath of their restructuring announcements. Sales on their routes within Europe start at as little as EUR68 for round-trip travel. Long-haul routes are also on sale with some very good deals available (all economy, roundtrip and taxes/fees included):
The routes to Asia are in cooperation with partner Etihad, making them even better deals! I still found good availability and there is no clearly defined end, so you might have a little more time to book these deals. Also check on other departure cities – sometimes, the connecting flights from other German airports are even cheaper! You can book the flights at airberlin!
One sale that wasn’t announced and I stumbled upon during a fare search is a business class sale on Thai Airways. I love Thai Airways Business class (read why in my review) and they are often very expensive, so I was pleasantly surprised to find low sales prices of only $2,000 for flights from Manila to Frankfurt and Paris. I also found similar fares from other Asian gateway cities! These fares were widely available on many days in fall of 2017, but it’s unclear how long this will last, so I’d be quick (business class, round-trip, fees/taxes included)
You can book these deals directly with Thai Airways! Be patient though, the Thai Airways website is not the best and you might need an attempt or two to find and book the ticket you want!
So, even if you missed the great year end sales, your chances of finding great airfare deals haven’d passed.
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