Oneworld member Qatar Airways surprises us with a relatively cheap price for their first class service, taking you from Cairo to Hong Kong and back for just EGP 87,704 (~€2,605) with a stop in Doha. Flights from Cairo to Doha are Qatar Airways’ regional first product. The long haul flights are operated by leased/former Cathay Pacific Boeing 777, featuring the airlines’ First Class seating accompanied by Qatar Airways’ First Class service.
Sadly, tickets have become roughly €100 more expensive recently. While the price in Egyptian Pound remained steady, the currency has slightly gained in value for the first time since more than five years.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than €2,700 for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Qatar Airways’ website with your selected flight dates.
Flights between Doha and Cairo are Boeing 777 services, marketed as Regional First. You will most likely be seated in a Qsuite or QR’s old 2-2-2 business class seating – still a great product for the two-hour flight. Flights to Hong Kong are scheduled to be Boeing 777-300ER services, operated by former Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 that still got the former owners’ hardware installed. It features two rows of first class seats in a 1-1-1 pattern.
Qatar Airways can switch planes at any time and without notice. The airlines does not have a dedicated first class on many of their own planes. While chances are high you might get the Cathay Pacific 777, there is no guarantee – you might end up in Qatar Airways business class and have to fight for compensation.
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The fare give no sales period nor travel period. A minimum stay of three nights or a weekend in Hong Kong applies to get the lowest fare.
To make sure you get Cathay Pacific’s first class seats, check the seat map before buying tickets. If Qatar Airways previews a 1-1-1 seating pattern, they plan to deploy the plane in question on your flight.
Qatar Airways issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class A, giving Oneworld frequent flyers decent mileage to earn:
- 36,316 Award Miles + 15,564 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 31,128 Avios + 150 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 25,940 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 25,048 Points on Finnair Plus
- 20,752 Award Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 20,752 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 20,752 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 20,752 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 20,752 Award Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
- 15,564 Avios + 540 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
- 15,564 Avios + 1,450 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
- 15,564 AsiaMiles + 190 Club Points on Asia Miles
- 15,564 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 15,564 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
- 15,564 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 15,564 Points + 32 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 15,564 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
Hotel prices in Hong Kong usually start at roughly €45, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an Asian city-state and a vital trading metropolis in the Pearl River Delta not far from the Chinese coast. The city has long been a center for trade and business. Hong Kong is one of the largest air traffic hubs in Asia and therefore offers excellent connections to the rest of the world, hence the good deals that various airlines often provide. Flights in economy class usually are between 400€ and 500€ sometimes for even less than 400€.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are mild and dry, whereas summers are hot with rainfall and high humidity. The best time to travel is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool and therefore very pleasant.
Entry & Visa
Entry is possible for most EU citizens without a visa, and only a passport is required. A permit for 90 days is issued upon entry. For further information, please visit the website of your countries Ministry of foreign affairs.
The local currency is the Hong Kong Dollar ($, HKD, HK$). One Euro is approximately HK$8. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee (up to 2% for payment) in Hong Kong Dollars.
Getting from the airport to the city centre
The fastest and most convenient way into the city is by Airport Express. This train will take you to the city centre within 24 minutes and will cost you around €12 per trip. Alternatively, you can also get into a taxi and pay approximately €35.
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