Great Deal: Roundtrip Bali to New York on Qatar Airways Business Class for S$1,920

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A Suitesmile Chat member shared a possible error fare earlier this morning for Business Class Qatar Airways flights between Bali and USA.

The deal

With this deal, you can book one-way or roundtrip flights in Business Class from Denpasar, Bali to some US cities from November 2022 to September 2023.

One-way: US$662 (~S$939)
Roundtrip: US$1,357 (~S$1,920)

This fare can be found for flights from Denpasar, Bali to the following US cities:

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • New York’s John F. Kennedy international Airport (JFK)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
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How to book

Fares are bookable on expedia.com (not expedia.com.sg).

To earn more miles, it is highly recommended to book non-codeshare flights for the DPS-DOH segments (see below).

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Qatar Airways Business Class experience

Because of its seats, service, food and airport lounge, Qatar Airways offers one of the best Business Class experience in the world, if not the best.

Aim for one of the Qsuite-equipped aircrafts, if possible. You may check if a Qatar Airways flight includes Qsuites by searching for the exact same flight on qatarairways.com.

At the time of writing, I do not see any Qsuite-equipped flights between Denpasar and Doha. However, I saw Qsuite flights available between Doha and Miami, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Of course, there is always a chance of an aircraft-swap, which can put you in a different seat type.

Qatar Airways Qsuite (read my review)
Qatar Airways non-Qsuite seat (read my review)
Meal onboard Qatar Airways Business Class
Al Mourjan Business Lounge Doha Hamad Airport (read my review)

Where to credit?

With this fare, you will be booked into fare class ‘C’.

However, because of the codeshare flights, calculations for mileage accrual are not straight-forward.

Between Bali and Doha

There are many non-codeshare flights between Bali and Doha and you should try to book those, to receive more miles.

The easiest way to look for the flights to avoid, is by looking for the word “and” in the search results…

Expedia search results

…and making sure that you book flights with a 3-digit Qatar Airways flight number for the DPS-DOH segments in the itinerary page.

Ideal itinerary with 2 Jetblue codeshare flights

With these non-codeshare Qatar Airways flights, you can earn the following amount of miles for DPS-DOH and DOH-DPS flights:

For Singapore-based travellers, Privilege Club seems to be the safer/better option for a number of reasons:

  1. Miles and points from Citibank Singapore credit cards can be transferred to Privilege Club, making it easy to top up any differences for a future award booking
  2. You will earn 104 Qpoints with these flights, which can help you (re)qualify for a Qatar Airways/oneworld Elite status (Silver: 150, Gold: 300)
  3. Alaska Airlines has recently announced a possible devaluation to its partner award charts

Between Doha and US

Unfortunately, all flights between Doha and US are Jetblue codeshare flights and it is not possible to earn miles for these segments.

Best cards for flight bookings

Get even more value from this booking by using the right card to make your payment.

You will receive 4 miles per dollar with the DBS Woman’s World card for a total of over 7,500 miles for the roundtrip flights.

DBS Woman’s World Card

Suitesmile card rating:

Sign-up bonus

$150 cashback

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Key benefit

Earn 4 miles per dollar
for online spending

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Annual fee

$192.60
(first year waived)

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Min. Income
requirement

$80,000/yr
(not strict)

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Why we like this card
This card awards 4 miles per dollar on all online spending, except for usual exclusions. Men can apply for it too!

DBS Altitude Visa Card

Suitesmile card rating:

Sign-up bonus

Get up to
34,000 miles

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Key benefit

Earn 3 MPD on
online flight and
hotel bookings

more info

Annual fee

$192.60
(first year waived)

more info

Min. Income
requirement

$30,000/yr

more info

Why we like this card
Earning 6 miles per dollar for flight bookings (on selected airlines) is fantastic.

With its 3 MPD earn rate on online hotel and flight transactions, this card is also a good backup for online hotel spending once you have maxed out other cards that offer 4 MPD.

Miles from this card do not expire!
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Bottom line

While these are not must-get fares, they seem to be an error fare that is only bookable with specific conditions and on certain websites.

It is also a nice bonus to receive over 27,000 miles by crediting to the right frequent flyer program and using the right cards for your booking.

Remember that you can also book one-way flights for half the cost and redeem miles (perhaps Alaska) for an award flight for the other direction.

As with all error fares, it is advisable to delay your travel plans for a week or two, in case the airline or Expedia decides not to honour the fare.

Are you booking this fare? Discuss it on Suitesmile Chat Telegram group.

H/T: CKCP Joke Institute from Suitesmile Chat

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