By Irene Gaitirira
Published January 15, 2017
Book your flight between January 9 and January 16, 2017. Travel between January 11 and December 15, 2017. And you shall save up to 30% on the ticket.
Yes, that’s right.
Qatar Airways invites you to join the festivities at its Travel Festival to “enjoy exclusive offers on flights, hotels and car rentals to exciting destinations around the world.”
The Doha-based airline says by so doing you shall “save on Economy and Premium Class fares.”
What’s more; the airline says if you are a member of its frequent flyer programme known as Privilege Club you shall earn double Qmiles,up to two of your children aged 0-11 years old will travel for free when each is accompanied by an adult, you shall receive an additional discount of up to 15% when you purchase tickets using your Visa card and a 10% discount when you use the promotional code FESTIVAL2017 to book your car rental during the Qatar Airways Travel Festival.
Too good to be true?
Not if you adhere to the terms and conditions–the fine print–of the ticket at the time of purchase.
Meanwhile, Nairobi’s Kenya Airways (KQ) says it is offering a 50% discount off the sixth ticket to Dubai in United Arab Emirates and Guangzhou in China for every five purchased.
“This offer is valid for purchase and travel from now until March 31, 2017,” KQ says.
And, like Qatar Airways, KQ says “Terms and conditions apply’ to its offer.
Do you need any advice concerning these offers?
Sorry, I am neither a corporate communications spokesperson or marketing executive for the Qatari and Kenyan airlines in this article nor a travel lawyer who can bill you for my time. However, as a journalist, I can only say that you read the rules, regulations and restrictions (commonly referred to in business circles as ‘terms and conditions’) governing the ticket before paying for it to avoid possible misunderstanding ‘in the unlikely event’ of something going wrong.
Let the celebrations of the travel festival begin!