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[FARE GONE]QR Business (R) SGN-Various USA/EU/South America from $553 USD RT

[FARE GONE]QR Business (R) SGN-Various USA/EU/South America from $553 USD RT

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Original premium fare deal was for QR J class travel, originating in Vietnam (SGN and HAN) to several destinations across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Travel period 8/2017 - 3/2018 inclusive, RT fares in the USD 500 - 700 range (USD $0.05 base fare).

Reports have now been circulating that all held, non-purchased fares have been canceled by the airline. Some held and then purchased fares were also canceled, but several reports indicate at least some of those have been re-instated.

For more information on flying Qatar Airways, visit the FT forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club. This thread in that forum is especially useful: Qatar Airways Forum Dashboard.

This wikipost is intended to help us better understand if there are any trends (by route, travel date, and/or held/ticketed status) in these cancellations. In all entries, please include: outbound or inbound departure date, origin-destination, original ticket status (only *if* "Held" or "Ticketed after Hold"), and current ticket status only *if* your ticket was cancelled ("Cancelled" or "Cancelled & Reinstated").

August HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Aug 05 SGN-Africa - Ticketed after Hold.
Aug 08 SGN-EZE
Aug 13 EZE-SGN
Aug 23 HAN-FRA

September HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Sep XX HAN-GRU
Sep 21 SGN-JFK
Sep 30 SGN-ORD - mster
Sep XX HAN-PHL
Sep XX SGN-JFK
Sep XX SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled & Reinstated.


October HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Oct 03 ORD-SGN - mster
Oct 07 SGN-DFW - mster
Oct 13 DFW-SGN - mster
Oct XX SGN-JNB

November HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Nov 05 SGN-JFK - trapped
Nov 07 JFK-SGN - trapped
Nov 09 SGN-ORD - trapped
Nov 16 ORD-SGN - trapped
Nov XX HAN-PHL - Ticketed after Hold.

December HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Dec 23 SGN-DFW pbg
Dec 28 DFW-SGN pbg
Dec 28 SGN-DFW
Dec XX SGN-DFW

January HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Jan 10 DFW-SGN
Jan 11 HAN-DFW
Jan 13 DFW-HAN
Jan 25 SGN-ORD - Booked via OTA. Davem4 (Happy for SGN meet late Jan)
Jan 31 HAN-ATL - mster
Jan XX SGN-SOF
Jan XX HAN-PHL - Ticketed after Hold.
Jan XX SGN-Africa
Jan XX DFW-SGN
Jan XX SGN-PHL
Jan XX SGN-EZE/GRU - Three RTs.
Jan XX SGN-DFW
Jan XX SGN-DFW


February HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Feb 20 ATL-HAN - mster
Feb XX SGN-JNB
Feb XX PHL-SGN
Feb XX GRU-SGN - Three RTs.
Feb 09 ORD-SGN - Booked via OTA. Davem4
Feb 10 SGN-WAW - Booked via OTA. - Davem4
Feb XX SGN-JFK - Booked via OTA - lcpteck


March HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Mar 01 SGN-ATL - mster
Mar 07 ATL-SGN - mster
Mar 04 SGN-JFK
Mar 19 JFK-SGN
Mar 01 HAN-MIA
Mar 04 MIA-HAN
Mar XX SGN-DFW
Mar XX SGN-DFW
Mar 03 WAW-SGN - Booked via OTA. - Davem4 (Happy for SGN meet early Mar)

Held & Cancelled
Aug XX SGN-FRA - Held. Cancelled.
Oct XX SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled.
Nov / Feb SGN-PHL - Held. Cancelled. (Held ~7:30pm. No record when I went to ticket Monday @8:30am.)
Jan / Feb SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:25 pm
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Wow, I think I just got in under the wire - wasn't having any luck and started using the QR site's 15-day calendar. Found HAN-JFK in Feb and JFK-HAN in March, 2 pax $683 each. Connection on the JFK-HAN was awful (19 hours in DOH), so I started looking around on another browser for other options and suddenly nothing was available on any date. Fortunately my original flights held and was able to ticket.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:27 pm
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Was able to book SGN-JFK, PHL-SGN for $676 about 5 min ago. Now showing up at $4200!
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:28 pm
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Could be wrong but to all those who weren't lucky, I wouldn't panick. My gut feeling says more bargains are to arrive soon.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:32 pm
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booked!! outbound offered eiher a technical stop or a real connection in BKK. picked the connection in order to add one more segment in case I credit to BA.

han-bkk B777-300er
bkk-doh B777-300er
doh-jfk A350-900

jfk-doh B777-300er
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bkk-han B777-300er
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by The Wolf View Post
Could be wrong but to all those who weren't lucky, I wouldn't panick. My gut feeling says more bargains are to arrive soon.
What makes you say this Mr Wolf...?
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:37 pm
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Did anyone else not get a confirmation email or ticket number? One of my bookings immediately gave me an eticket receipt and confirmation, but I haven't gotten anything from the other. Looks like two payments were made on my card, however.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by uktraveller212 View Post
What makes you say this Mr Wolf...?
a) these bargains - even outside of travel festival - tend to come in 'waves'. Wouldn't surprise me to see more popping up ex SE Asia.

b) QR can surely use any revenue at present - fill them up and get people excited about their product.

let's see what happens next.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:39 pm
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a) these bargains - even outside of travel festival - tend to come in 'waves'. Wouldn't surprise me to see more popping up ex SE Asia.
Interesting. I hope so, as I just missed out.

Was this Golden ticket announced ahead of time?
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
Got in on one to FRA at $635 which is amazing.

Base Fare is zero which kinda worries me though. Layover on the way there is brutal... over 8h! I think I might actually spring for a transit hotel since there is another FRA flight before that and no way QR will approve a stopover package.
There are some nice quiet sleeping rooms hidden away in the J lounge. You go through to the end of the cafe and down a hallway. Also a second set of showers which few people know about. I use this area for long connections that don't quite qualify for the free hotel. There's another area behind the lockers area just off the main entrance that has rest "pods". However, these are rather open to the terminal so noisy and not as private as the "cabins".

Not sure this fare qualifies for the free hotel, but I'll check as I have a 20-hour connection on the way back!
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:42 pm
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HAN-(BKK)-DOH-MIA-DOH-BKK-HAN
booked at sub $700
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by uktraveller212 View Post
Interesting. I hope so, as I just missed out.

Was this Golden ticket announced ahead of time?


Not specifically but they did give a hint yesterday on twitter
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:44 pm
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Originally Posted by uktraveller212 View Post
Was this Golden ticket announced ahead of time?
There's a post on the first or second page of this thread showing the Facebook posting of the "surprise" offering.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by YYZC2 View Post
The layover on SGN-DOH-EZE is an overnight but only 7 hours, 50 minutes... any leeway on the comp hotel? First-hand experiences?
See my post above about the secret "cabins"in the J lounge.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:58 pm
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I was able to book SGN-DOH-NBO r/t for $548, plus another $280 to position from CGK, was able to get it to work for dates that I already had SIN-ADD-NBO booked on ET so it worked out for me since I was able to cancel the ET flights.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 12:27 am
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Congratulations to everbody who got in! Gues the Europeans are a bit late to the party, since we just woke up 😒
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