Once a staple of our site, attractive business class offers by Oneworld airline Qatar Airways have become a rare occurrence. Some trickery might get you a decently priced premium ride anyway. Currently, it is possible to book a trip from Europe to Bangkok and back for NOK 19,250 (~€1,629).
This fare comes with three catches. Firstly, you’d have to start your journey in Oslo and end it in Athens. Secondly, it is one of Qatar Airways’ dreaded Business Light fares. While it includes a business class seat and one checked bag of 23 kg, both seat selection and lounge access come at an additional cost of roughly NOK 4,000 (~€338). Thirdly, A Qsuite is highly unlikely on each of the four flights on these tickets.
Our Go2 tool forwards you to Qatar Airways’ website. You can find these tickets between January and March 2024.
Flights between Oslo and Doha are Boeing 787 services, onward flights to Bangkok are Boeing 787 or Airbus A380 flights. You have no chance on flying in a QSuite on these routes. The last leg from Doha to Athens is operated by either an Airbus A330 or A320. There are no Qsuites on these planes, as well.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until May 31, 2023. A minimum stay of five days applies. We have been able to find flights at the lowest fare from January through March 2024.
Google Flights is the most convenient way to find suitable flight dates. Due to the nature of its multistop search, you still have to use trial and error to find the cheapest tickets. We recommend booking directly with Qatar Airways.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
To ease your search, we have compiled a few example dates at the lowest fare:
Outbound flight dates
- January 10
- January 23
- February 7
- February 15
- February 29
- March 11
Inbound flight dates
- January 24
- February 6
- February 20
- February 27
- March 12
- March 27
Qatar Airways issues outbound tickets in booking class P, a booking class newly minted to discounted business class fares. The returns are booking class R. A roundtrip from Oslo to Athens via Bangkok gives you the following mileage:
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- 17,978 Points on Finnair Plus
- 16,290 Award Miles + 11,171 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 15,944 Miles on JetBlue TrueBlue
- 15,942 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 15,633 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 14,664 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 11,171 Avios + 460 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 11,171 Avios + 90 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 11,171 Avios + 1,425 TP on Iberia Plus
- 11,171 Award Miles + 170 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 11,171 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,171 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 11,171 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 11,170 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 10,853 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 9,891 Award Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 9,891 Award Miles + 22 Tier Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Hotel prices in Bangkok usually start at roughly €25-40, depending on the hotel category and specific dates. 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 Bangkok
Bangkok is both the capital and the largest metropolis of Southeast Asian Thailand. We often have reasonable offers to share with you. No matter if in Economy, Business or First Class – you can almost always find bargains for flights to Bangkok! Also, even luxurious 5-star hotels are available at excellent prices. Just some reasons why you shouldn’t miss Bangkok!
From the airport to the city center
Suvarnabhumi Airport is connected to the city center by train. Trains run between 06:00 and 23:59 approximately every 15 minutes and the journey takes 24 minutes. A taxi ride costs about 400 Baht and takes, depending on the traffic, 30 minutes to more than an hour.
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Information & Tips for Thailand
Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination for Europeans – both beach and party tourists get their money’s worth in the South Asian tropical state.
Whether Bangkok, Koh Samui or Phuket, Thailand offers multi-faceted cities and quiet beaches. Also, the country is always easy to reach from Europe. Especially to Bangkok, there is almost always at least a good deal!
Best Time to Visit
While hot summer temperatures prevail the whole year long in tropical Thailand, the best travel time is definitely the winter from November to February. Thanks to the northwest monsoon it doesn’t get warmer than 33 degrees. In summer the temperatures can quickly reach 40 degrees. The rainy season also starts in June and will last until October – high humidity is what you’ll have to prepare for!
Entry & Visa
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for stays up to a length of 30 days. The entry permit can be extended by another 30 days before expiration by local immigration authorities.
The national currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB) which is divided into Satang. One Euro is about 40 THB.
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I assume that with a Platinum level in the Privilege Club all the mentioned catches do not apply and Al Safwa Lounge Access is included as well.
Hi Wigand! With a Platinum status, you should have lounge access. You’d still have to live with an open jaw and no Qsuite (aka the other two catches).
I know this fare does not include lounge access, does this still apply with a BA Silver card?
With a Silver card you can access the dedicated lounge for Oneworld Sapphire frequent flyers. But it’s not nearly as nice as the dedicated “Al Mourjan” Business Lounge
Many thanks for this, definitely nice to see a two leg Qatar flight from Western Europe to Asia for under €1,500. Let’s hope this becomes more common. much as I like the Al Mourjan lounge, if your connection time is under two hours it is more hassle than it is worth. Nice to use the lounge every year or so to marvel at the extravagance, however, as a lounge rather than a curiosity, it fails. A lounge for long haul connection should have decent shower availability (I’d not try for a shower if I had less than five hour connection in Doha), ease of access to food and seating and plenty of toilets. Anyone familiar with Qatar’s Doha Al Mourjan lounge will know that the main benefit of visiting the old lounge was to have a space ponder why all passengers don’t go through the Business Class security in transit as they never ever check and also to marvel at the 2.4 acre size of the lounge and the lake. I connect via major Western European airports every week and I value convenience and services above a lake.