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And you can find QSuites too…

Ever been to Penang, Malaysia? Well, you’re about to. And if you’re now wondering – what goes on in Penang, Malaysia? The answer is lots, but it’s also within a 35-45 minute flight of Langkawi, Krabi and other iconic Southeast Asian destination. There’s an utterly-ridiculously-good Qatar Airways business class fare floating around, and after confirming that it’s legit – we couldn’t help but share. Round trip business class for under £800, anyone?

UPDATE: These deals are now all gone. They appeared on GSTP before they appeared anywhere else, and those that follow these tips, to never miss a flight deal again scored the deals. Look at all the happy people in this thread. Exactly what you want after you just missed out, right?

a pool with palm trees and a body of water
St. Regis Langkawi. Only 35 mins and $35 flight from Penang…

The Deals

Earlier this week we broke the news that Qatar Airways flights are now bookable via British Airways Holidays, and that the deals are exceptionally good. What we didn’t tell you was that there was one fare that stands well above the rest: Penang. You can route via London to experience Qatar Airways Airbus A380 bar, or QSuites on the 777 – or you can fly the stunning Airbus A350 from Edinburgh direct onto Doha and back. The best part? These crazy luxury business deals are wide open for the booking…

a bar in a planeThe Dates

These deals are wide open from September 2018 thru June 2019 for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday departures. Some dates don’t even have a minimum stay requirement, in case you’re one of those nut jobs that’s so obsessed with points and flying, that you just return home as soon as you land. But for people with real vacation plans, stay a while – this is an extraordinarily beautiful destination.

a woman sitting in a chair in a planeHow To Book

These deals can be booked with British Airways or via an online travel agent like Expedia or Orbitz.Here’s an example on Google Flights. If you book with British Airways, these can even be booked as a travel package, with just a deposit. They can’t be booked with Qatar Airways directly. These are special promotional deals to celebrate the new partnerships and destinations. There’s no telling how long these will last, and  it’s more often hours than days. So, with that in mind – keep calling your friend, boss or loved one until they answer. There are dream vacations to be made here! Oh, and if you need exceptionally good rates on hotels in Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, etc, adam.corin@travelcounsellors.com is a good friend of GSTP and has the hook up! Tell him we sent ya’.

Any bookers?

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. Thank you so much for highlighting these. We were waiting for the Qatar business class sale that usually drops in October (2for1 deals) but this is even better.

    Just booked a long break to Penang over the Easter Bank Holiday for £1,555 all in for 2 people. Such an amazing deal!

    Thank you again 🙂

    1. There’s just no time for reconsideration or “i’ll check later” when it feels that “wow”, it’s hours, not days, or minutes, not hours. Best of luck next time Gavin!

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