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Australia business class deals rarely come on sale and while this deal sends you in the opposite direction than you’re probably thinking you should fly, when you’re flying in the best business class in the sky, this deal becomes almost a no brainer. Qatar Airways is offering you to fly on their Business Class (including Qsuite!) from USA to Australia. There is a catch, you need to be an Amex Card holder and must book via AMEX International Airline Program (IAP) to enjoy starting from $3575 R/T. Here are some routes that I have found:

Routing (R/T) Price (USD) from
(quoted by Amex IAP)
New York – Doha
Doha – Sydney
$3,575

Now if you aren’t a card member. Never fear, there are still some deals to be had below, but why haven’t you signed up for an amex yet? The discount with Amex IAP essentially pay’s for its self.

Routing (R/T) Price (USD) from
(quoted by Qatar Airways)
Miami – Doha
Doha- Melbourne
$3,824
Miami – Doha
Doha – Perth
$3,948
Washington – Doha
Doha – Perth
$3,822
Dallas – Doha
Doha – Perth
$3,822
Philadelphia – Doha
Doha – Perth
$3,948

The above table is not an exhaustive list. It provides a minimum price guide, based on demand, prices may fluctuate.

A Quick Introduction to Amex International Airline Program

As part of the benefits under AMEX Platinum Card or AMEX Business Card, cardholders may receive exclusive savings on selected airlines via AMEX International Airline Program for international travels on First, Business and Premium Economy cabins. Flights have to be originated from the US or selected Canadian destination. As claimed by AMEX, the average savings for First, Business and Premium Economy are as follows: $600, $300, $100 (R/T). In addition, you also received 5x Membership Rewards points.

How to find this deal?

The best way to find this deal is first by searching Amex Travel.

If you are holding AMEX Platinum Card or AMEX Business Card, I recommend you to do a search on Google Flights first before booking your tickets with AMEX International Airline Program via this link here.

Some key general terms and conditions

  • Sales until 31 May 2019
  • Refunds are generally allowed with restriction.
  • 2 pieces of checked in baggage up to 32kg per piece

What is the Business Class Product like?

The operating aircraft types are dependent on the route that you have chosen. It can be the A380, B777 or the A350. Here are some of the Business Class offerings on Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways Qsuite on selected A350 and B777

Check out Sam’s Review on Qatar Airways Qsuite!

Qatar Airways Business Class on A380 and selected A350

Check out Sam’s Review on Qatar Airways A380 Business Class.

Check out Sam’s Review on Qatar Airways B777 Businesss Class!

Qatar Airways Business Class B777
Qatar Airways Business Class on selected B777

Where should I credit this ticket?

Check out where to credit. These tickets should book into fare code R, for some great earnings on British Airways. Other great places to credit these miles include Asia Miles and American Airlines.

How Should I Pay For This Ticket?

I recommend booking this deal directly with the airline as that is the safest way to ensure that your tickets are in good hands.

If you are taking advantage of the IAP deal, you need to pay with an American Express card. I recommend using The Platinum Card® from American Express as it offers 5x points on all airfare purchases made directly with airlines and Amex. You should earn a minimum of 17,875 membership rewards points worth around ~$300 USD depending on how you value American Express Membership Rewards Points. You can learn more about The Platinum Card® from American Express here.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

Honestly, what are you waiting for? If you are planning a Business class trip to Australia, deals don’t get much better than this.

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