Milan – Cape Town – Vienna for €1,680 in Qatar Airways’ Business Class (Incl. Lounge Access)

Qatar Qsuite

Finding cheap business class fares from Oneworld member Qatar Airways currently needs some trickery, like booking open jaws instead of roundtrips. One of the open jaws is currently available to Cape Town, South Africa. With departure from Milan and going back to Vienna, flights start at €1,680. A fare that includes lounge access.

You can use our Go2 search tool to find these flights. There are availabilities from June 2023 through February 2024.


Qatar Airways uses a wide variety of airplanes on this route. Between Milan and Cape Town, you will sit in a Boeing 777-300ER or Airbus A350 aircraft, all with a decent chance of featuring Qsuite cabins. Between Doha and Vienna, Qatar Airways deploys Boeing 787 or Airbus A320 aircraft. While those planes do not feature Qsuites, you can still expect a dedicated business class cabin with proper lie-flat seats.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, tickets are on sale at this price until March 31, 2023. You can travel between June 2023 and February 2024, but need to stay at least five days in South Africa to get the lowest fare.

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.

Make sure that you don’t get fooled by Qatar Airways’ pricing. In this curious case, the Business Classic fare (incl. lounge access) is cheaper than the dreaded Lite fare.



Qatar Airways issues these tickets in booking class R. Oneworld frequent flyers can earn the following mileage:

  • 32,553 Award Miles + 18,085 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 29,105 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 21,703 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 18,097 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 18,097 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
  • 18,085 Avios + 560 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 18,085 Avios + 120 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 18,085 Avios + 1,450 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 18,085 Award Miles + 170 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 18,085 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 18,085 Miles on JetBlue TrueBlue
  • 18,085 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 18,085 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 18,085 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 18,085 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 14,468 Award Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
  • 14,468 Award Miles + 28 Tier Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 14,468 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.


Hotel prices in Cape Town usually start at roughly €30-40, depending on the hotel category and the specific dates. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Cape Town

Cape Town is the second largest – but touristically more relevant – city in South Africa and especially known for the Table Mountain and the beaches in the south. The city is well-connected to Europe and the rest of Africa by air travel.

Compared to Johannesburg, flights to Cape Town are pretty much always more expensive. A good price is €500 – €600 for a round trip ticket in economy class. Anything under €500 can be considered a good deal, occasionally you can find fares around €400, although without checked luggage for the most part.

The Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Cape Town is during the summer from the end of January until the end of April; the hottest temperatures are from December to February, although it is very windy during this time.

Climate diagram for Cape Town (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the Airport to the City

Due to high crime rates, it is not recommended taking a bus or other forms of public transport in the regions surrounding the airport. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs about €18 to €25, an Uber is a good alternative and costs about half of that.

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Information & Tips for South Africa

South Africa is the touristically most visited country in the south of Africa. Whether its Safaris, tours of wine regions or the Table Mountain – visitors won’t be disappointed!

Traditionally, flights from Europa to South Africa have been quite expensive. In recent years however, airlines such as Iberia, Egyptair and British Airways have been offering cheaper and cheaper flights – even in premium cabins! If you are flexible in regards to your point of departure, the array of airlines with cheap tickets becomes even greater.

Best Time to Visit

South Africa is a huge country and therefore doesn’t have a single best time to visit. It really depends on what you want to see. The cities Johannesburg and Cape Town have the best weather in Fall (March – Mai) and Spring (September – November).

Climate diagram for Cape Town (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Johannesburg (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Durban (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Immigration & Visa Requirements

If you have a valid EU passport and a valid return ticket, you will be given a visitor’s visa with a validity of 90 days. Turn to the ministry of foreign affairs of your country for more information.


The currency used in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). One Euro are approximately 16 ZAR. Make sure to use a credit card that does not charge high fees for withdrawals or payments in foreign currencies.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Airalo and BNESIM. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for South Africa 🇿🇦 Compared

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Cover Picture: © Qatar Airways

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Comments (6)

  1. Per H. says:

    Robert is correct. The deal cannot be reached here 3 hours before time of xpire.

    • Felix says:

      Hi Per! That’s curious. May I ask from which country you are browsing, so we can look into this? Because as I write this, prices have risen by just €110 for the dates in the deal button. It would be important for us to know if the prices are just available in certain countries. Thanks in advance!

      • Per H. says:

        Hi Felix.
        I`m browsing from Denmark. I tried to find the deal – first in december and then in january but with appr 2.5 times the price as advertised for a 10 days trip.
        Thanks for the good jpob U are doing om the your page .

        Best regards

        Per H.

        • Felix says:

          Thanks, Per! Like stated above, even if we gave a travel period for our deals, it does not mean that there is daily availability. That’s way we state in the Search & Book section looking for dates might be tiresome, as there is no convenient way to search for multistop or open-jaw flights. I’m sorry to hear you were not able to find the advertised fare.
          I simply did not take it lightly to be accused of conning people with false fares, given that we put a lot of time in finding and presenting these fares and hold ourselves to pretty high standards throughout the process.

  2. robert williamson says:

    Hi there I couldn’t find these flights on Qatar for October time it’s seems like I’m being led down a garden path when I book a one way it’s like 3-4000 euro and that’s a joke I don’t see open jaw on their website sorry same thing when I looked at open jaw to Bangkok return to Amsterdam and leave from Oslo, stop conning readers plz about false fares that don’t exist

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