As I reported yesterday, Qatar Airways and American Airlines have put their difference behind them and, in doing so, have now created what is officially the largest codeshare partnership in the airline industry.
To celebrate the anniversary of the Qatar Airways and American Airlines partnership, the Doha-based carrier is currently running a special fares promotion on flights originating in New York JFK to destinations across its network.
Some of the most popular destinations in the codeshare pact include Lahore, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and Islamabad, but Qatar Airways is also offering discounted fares starting at $945 to a slew of other destinations such as Jordan, Tanzania, India, and the Maldives.
The special fares are only available up until June 20 for flights that depart after July 20. Unfortunately, there are blackout dates between December 1, 2023, and January 31, 2024.
Qatar Airways is pretty good at targeting special promotions in various markets on a fairly regular basis, and the carrier is also currently running a flash 72-hour fare sale in the Japanese market to celebrate the resumption of its Tokyo Haneda service in addition to its existing Tokyo Narita flight.
This particular sale will run until June 19 for departures between June 17 and November 30, 2023, although only select destinations are included – mainly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
And for a slightly longer promotion period, Qatar Airways is also offering up to 11,000 Avios points for flights to and from Haneda.
If you’re interested in this promotion, you must pre-register by August 31 for flights that depart between June 1 and August 31, 2023.
Economy passengers will earn 2,500 bonus Avios on flights in either direction between Doha and Haneda, whereas Premium passengers can earn 5,500 bonus Avios on the same routes.
Iberia launches Premium Tourist sale
Spanish flag carrier Iberia is currently running a short Premium Tourist (Premium Economy) fare sale, which is running until June 30 for flights between June 20, 2023, and March 31, 2024.
Iberia has been on a bit of a roll recently, and it’s not only become one of the most punctual airlines in Europe, but it’s also been working to improve its onboard product with some recent enhancements.
On the majority of its long-haul jets, Iberia’s Premium Tourist seat is pretty standard, but the airline did recently unveil a slightly updated seat on its new Airbus A350 jets, and on Thursday, the Madrid-based carrier also announced that it had reworked its onboard catering with upmarket supplier DO & CO to showcase the “essence of Spanish cuisine”.
On long-haul flights of 10 and a half hours or less, Premium Tourist and Tourist Class passengers will now receive a mid-flight Magnum ice cream on outbound flights from Madrid and a cookie on return flights. On longer flights, passengers will receive a tapas bag or sandwiches to enjoy mid-flight.
And if that’s not enough, Iberia has also announced that it’s relaunched its ‘Stopover Hola Madrid‘ promotion which allows passengers who are connecting through Madrid to stay for up to six nights in the Spanish capital. Further details can be found here.
Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.