Introduction: An Exciting Week With 400,000 Qatar Airways Avios

Introduction: An Exciting Week With 400,000 Qatar Airways Avios

Greetings to everyone!

I am currently at Incheon International Airport writing this post as I am having an unexpected trip to a couple of countries starting tonight from Seoul, Korea. It is another last-minute trip and I had to book a lot of one-way tickets with my Qatar Airways Avios.

The reason behind this “last-minute” trip is by some chance this afternoon, I noticed that the Avios required to book Qatar Airways were standard. This means I can book the flight at the regular rate which was half the 2X rate they offered the whole month on premium classes.

Flights & Qatar Airways Avios I Will Redeem

I have not flown Qatar Airways for the past 10 months instead collected a whole load of Avios from transferring from credit cards so I think it was a great opportunity to fly and review its economy premium classes. So I planned a very interesting route to burn my Avios.

  • Seoul – Doha – Frankfurt: Economy Class with 76,000 Avios (2X Avios Applied)
  • Frankfurt – Doha: Economy Class with 20,450 Avios
  • Doha – Bangkok: First Class with 71,250 Avios
  • Bangkok – Doha – Zurich: First Class with 101,000 Avios
  • Zurich – Doha – Frankfurt: First Class/Business Class with 71,250 Avios
  • Frankfurt – Doha: Business Class with 40,500 Avios
  • Doha – Seoul: Economy Class with 57,000 Avios (2X Avios Applied)

The above flights will be back-to-back and turnarounds so I will only be spending 24 hours on both Frankfurt flights and Bangkok. The rest of the sectors will be continuous or connecting flights.

What Will I be Reviewing On This Trip

I will be solely using Qatar Airways flights and will review the following:

  • Qatar Airways B777-300ER Economy Class
  • Qatar Airways B777-300ER Business Class (Qsuites)
  • Qatar Airways A380-800 First Class
  • Qatar Airways A380-800 Onboard Lounge
  • Qatar Airways B777-300ER First Class (Leased from Cathay Pacific)
  • Qatar Airways New Silver, Gold and Platinum Lounge at Hamad International Airport
  • Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Lounge
  • Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge
  • Qatar Airways Al Maha Arrivals Lounge (The QR Arrivals Lounge is closed due to the pandemic)
  • Asiana Business Class Lounge East Inchon Airport
  • Air Canada Maple Lounge Frankfurt Airport

Risks For This Trip

Of course, the biggest risk is jetlag due to a lot of time zone changes and possible burnout from flying non-stop for the next seven days. Also, any possible delays or issues can ruin my connecting or turnaround flight. But let’s hope Qatar Airways can accommodate such issues.


I will be covering my trip initially with my Instagram Stories as I probably won’t have time to write any flight reviews during the next seven days. So wait for my flight coverage on my stories. When I get back to Seoul next week, I’ll be posting my reviews and experiences.

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