2 minute readDiscount sale on at Qatar Airways

There’s a sale on Qatar Airways with discounts on tickets for trips across the world for the next six months. The middle-eastern airline has launched a three-day discount sale to over 100 destinations starting midnight of September 04, 2012, local time, everywhere.

In a statement issued today the airline said the ’72-hour marathon sale’ would offer destinations in ‘Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas’

The statement quoted Qatar Airways, Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker, as saying, “The Global Sale is our way of thanking our loyal passengers for their continued support, and provides the opportunity to welcome new travelers and give them a great travel experience onboard the world’s best airline.”

Which is nice of them, we’re sure. The airline has won the Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012 awarded by passenger survey, Skytrax and was also named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row.

This year the airline launched flights to Baku (Azerbaijan), Tbilisi (Georgia), Kigali (Rwanda), Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania).

They’re planning to add more destinations and start flying to Yangon, Myanmar from October 3, 2012, Maputo, Mozambique from October 31, 2012 Belgrade, Serbia from November 20, 2012, Warsaw, Poland from December 5 2012, and Chicago, USA from April 10, 2013.

Check out the sale at the Qatar Airways website and see if works for you.

But remember, as with any sale, terms and conditions apply.

The sale is only on from the period, 4th – 6th September, 2012. So for travelers out of India, it started midnight on Tuesday. This sale applies on outbound travel between September 10, 2012 to March 13, 2013 and return travel between September 13, 2012 to March 13, 2013 and then April 15, 2013 to May 31, 2013.

Unsurprisingly, there are some blackout periods over the holiday season to which the sale doesn’t apply, which are December 14 – 23, 2012 and January 2 – 20, 2013.

Also, Indian travelers looking to fly out of Amritsar and Kozhikode will not be able to avail the discount.

The minimum period between outbound and return travel is three days and the maximum period for this is a month, unless you’re flying out of Australia, in which case the maximum period between the travel dates is three months.

The discount is also only applicable for Economy and Business class return tickets and if you book through the airline’s sales office or an agent, an additional service charge could be applicable.

Be careful with booking your dates because these tickets are ‘non-refundable, non-transferable and non-changeable’ and ‘cancellations are not permitted’ except if you’re flying out of Brazil or Korea.

There are other terms & conditions, of course, which the airline’s website asks you to ‘Please review at the time of booking’.

So what do you think?