HOW TO GET DISCOUNT FLIGHT TICKETS:
Business Class Flight Deals in December:
- AirChina London to Shanghai Business Class Tues or Wed and 6 night stay £1289 return – Skyscanner has this deal
- La Compagnie Flight deal $654 Paris to New York – Business Class!!
- Airline Sales now on! Check out BA website For flights and holiday sale BA sale on until end January 2020
- Qatar Airways in Q Suite – £1200 Oslo or Stockholm to Bangkok round trip!!!!!
- British Airways 2 for 1 Business Class Sale
Deal of the Week!
January sales coming up…. BUT make sure you know the original price before discount. Sometimes these ‘bargains’ are not all they seem. SwissAir have a fab First Class fare sale with companion fares to Asia right now.
There are great Qatar deals from Northern Europe – Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. GRRRR…. so unfair WHY are these deals never from London! But you can hop over and then enjoy the famous Qatar Airways Q Suite for £1200 return. Unbeatable price if you can get a cheap fare to Oslo!
London to Shanghai for twelve hundred quid in business! Admittedly it is on the dreaded China Airlines, but I read that this is a massive improvement on Airbus.
My latest ticket deals :
At the moment, I am gambling with Google fare watch. always fun to see those fluctuations – I just don’t understand why it goes up and down so much! My plan is to buy Economy and hold my breath for a last minute offer to upgrade.
I recently bought Qatar Airways Tickets with Momondo. the bucket shop price was HALF the price shown on Qatar Air website (WHY do Airlines do this??? I have no idea, it is very annoying.) Make sure you shop around! I bought Economy class but gambled on being offered a last minute lower price upgrade! This worked on the second leg of the journey.
TIP: Check the discount websites for flight prices. Momondo is a favourite for me.
How to get cheap Business Class Flights:
- Upgrade an Economy Ticket – Wait for the Airline to send last minute Upgrade offers
- Airline Sales – All Airlines have Sales!
- Collect Airline Loyalty points and Upgrade with points.
- Airline Credit Cards – Use with care and only if you can pay off the card immediately.
- Use unusual routes (eg the Qatar flight Sofia to Singapore above)
- Travel out of season – flight prices drop
- Flight hacks – Error Fares – Random, but keep a look out!
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Also…. I find cheap upgrade offers are usually on the Doha onwards leg of the trip, obviously due to lower demand than London Doha.
CHEAP BUSINESS CLASS FARES:
UPGRADE AN ECONOMY TICKET: Buy an economy ticket and then upgrade to Business just before you fly. This is a bit of a gamble, but if an airline has not sold many Business Class tickets they sometimes offer you a reduced price fare or you can place a bid for an upgrade. Might be worth a try!
I bought a Singapore Air ticket from London to Bali economy ticket. Two weeks before the flight they contacted me offering the chance to bid for a Business Class ticket. This was not my favourite airline, to be honest. I cannot understand why they won ‘Airline of the Year’ this year. My experience was nothing special, an old aircraft and horrible patterned carpet! Uggh. The food was inedible, but luckily I packed emergency supplies in my hand luggage!
DO NOT PAY FULL PRICE! The airlines start off with full price business fares and then reduce them by means of special offers, 2 for 1 deals and all sorts of incentives. Qatar and Etihad have some great offers. Oman Air is always great value and often cheaper.
WAIT FOR THE AIRLINE SALES:
I buy flights in the Airline sale, British Airways have some good deals. All Business Class of course. At the same time I still accrue a nice lot of Avios points for all the flights! I’m a happy bunny.
Tips: Use your Avios for REWARD flights of less than 2000 miles and benefit from the reduced taxes. I use mine to fly to Nice.
So, sign up for all the Airline emails and you will be notified when they are having a sale.
PHOTO: My discounted Business Class Flight to Abu Dhabi
If you cannot wait for a sale to come along, then get hunting online! There are some brilliant bargains to be had, you just have to spend time hunting them down!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
My Favourite bloggers for Discount tips:
My favourite Discount Websites:
Momondo This is one of my my favourite sites at the moment. There are not many Business Class tickets on here but hunt them out! Really great for bargain hotels, holidays and economy flights. http://www.secretflying.com
Another favourite and one I refer to very often is http://www.kayak.com I have mentioned it before but it is still an excellent site for cheap deals. I always check on Kayak for the best deals on everything from Car Hire to hotels.
I refer to Google Flights http://www.google.com
Google flights instantly show a lot the cheapest flights options. However, I double check with Kayak that these are the cheapest available.
Airline Credit Cards
Most airlines offer their own credit cards with a juicy incentive of airline points if you spend a certain amount on the card. Only do this if you are going to pay off the amount you spend, in full, at the end of each month. The points will add up very nicely quite quickly!
These cards are very enticing but DO NOT use them if you cannot pay off the amount you spend each month. The interest rates are shockingly high.
However, if you can pay off in full this is a great way of getting a lot of points very quickly. Although, you have to spend a phenominal amount of money to get the rewards! Remember …. there is no such thing as a free lunch, or flight in this case! DO NOT spend money just to get flight rewards and do not get into debt on a credit card.
Remove Browser History
I’ve mentioned this before too, but delete all browser history before finally booking your flight. The price goes up every time you look at the Airline website!
PHOTO:Save money for other lovely treats!
Search for unusual routes:
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! I am looking for flights to Asia right now. I am using GOOGLE FLIGHTS to help me find unusual routes and airlines. Use Kayak and Google flights to help you search for unusual routes.
For example, there are some fantastic Business Class flights out of Eastern Europe at the moment. If you are saving well into four figures, for a long haul flight it is worth a slight inconvenience of another short hop to Prague for example.
There are some great offers flying through Northern Europe too!
Travel out of season:
Stay in Monaco or South of France early Spring for a fraction of the high season price!
Yes, you can stay in the best hotels in the world for peppercorn prices! It just means avoiding high season. For example have a lovely winter stay at a top South of France 5* Hotel for 10% of the high season rate. Yes, 10% and you will avoid the crowds too.
Who wants to travel in high season? Not me that is for sure.
St Tropez without the crowds! Perfect
I prefer to travel out of season and loved the quiet, crowd free time to visit. The best time to go is at the end of high season or very beginning of the season. Just beware of the weather forecast. Check before you book!
PHOTO: Barbados in January after the Christmas crowds had gone home
How to find cheap business class flights! Have fun searching, make sure you have email alerts for all your future trips to keep you up to date! Let me know if you find any great bargains.
Fellow bloggers always seem to spot these! So far, I have not been lucky….. but you might be! Check out CheapflightLab
Let me know if you get lucky with an error fare! Remember, the airline might cancel the error flight, so beware. Great business class flight deals – how to get cheap flight tickets.