Qatar and Qatar Privilege Club

Qatar Privilege Club is the loyalty scheme for Qatar Airways. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK. I also review the First Class and business class service on Qatar's A380, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 aircraft and the Qatar Premium Lounges in Heathrow Terminal 4 and the new Hamad International Airport in Doha.

For further information on Qatar Airways and Qatar Privilege Club, visit their website here.

New EU261 ruling on connections means you could be due compensation

The rules around EU261 / EC261 compensation for delayed, cancelled or downgraded flights continue to evolve as case law sets new precedents on what is and is not included. The Court of Appeal has now issued a binding verdict – subject to any final appeal […]

New Qatar business sale from £976 – good deals, Avios and 560 BA tier points too

Qatar Airways has launched another sale.  This time, two people need to travel together to get the best deals – although there is an amazing Brisbane deal available for solo travellers. The key details are: You can book for travel until 31st May 2018 You must […]

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

Bits: new Avios-earning Qatar business deals from £836! (£1660 SYD/MEL), Business Traveller deal

News in brief: New Qatar Airways business class deals – TODAY ONLY Qatar Airways launched another (yes, another) business class sale yesterday. The UK sale fares are here and are OK but nothing to get excited about.  This runs until Friday. Things are better in Europe […]

Great deal: Qatar Business Class, Prague to Shanghai, for £885 return with 560 BA tier points!

(EDIT:  Availability at this price has dried up considerably since we published this article on Saturday morning, but there are still pockets of availability.) Qatar Airways has launched an excellent sale fare between Prague and Shanghai. (Qatar Airways has a history of launching random sale […]

I try out the amazing new Qatar Airways Qsuite (without flying anywhere)

This is my review of the Qatar Airways business class Qsuite ….. sort of. We covered the launch of the brand new ‘closing doors’ Qatar Airways business class Qsuite product at the ITB travel show in Berlin back in March – see here. It is […]

Bits: last day for our Scotland competition, Qatar sale and 10% off code, Cathay sale, HFP on mobile

News in brief: Last chance to enter our Scotland competition If you haven’t entered already, today is the last chance to enter our Chivas Regal whisky competition. One reader will win an exclusive VIP visit to the Strathisla distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the home […]

Bits: Qatar launches Cardiff with a 787, last call for 500 Avios with £25 Amazon spend, Charles Tyrwhitt sale

News in brief: Qatar Airways to launch Cardiff with a Boeing 787 I must be honest.  When Qatar Airways announced its plans to launch flights from Cardiff, I assumed that it would use a short-haul aircraft.  This is what it does out of some other […]

Interesting anomalies in Avios reward pricing you can exploit

Some Avios redemptions are ‘disproportionately’ cheap because they fall right on the edge of an Avios pricing band. Until Aer Lingus rigged the game by forcibly moving it into the higher band, Dublin to Boston was the prime example of this.  At 2,993 miles it used to be […]

Bits: new Qatar & Hilton Amex deals, Tesco / Virgin bonus official, add an icon to your HFP comments

News in brief: New Qatar Airways and Hilton offers from Amex American Express appears to have launched two decent new offers with Qatar Airways and Hilton.  I say ‘appears’ because they don’t appear on any of my cards or those of my wife.  They definitely […]

Bits: 1000 free Marriott points, Euston hotel closures, Qatar food pre-orders

News in brief: 1000 free Marriott Rewards points for linking social media accounts Marriott Rewards is giving another push to its promotion which tries to get to you to follow Marriott on social media. Via this page, you can earn: 250 points for connecting your […]

Bits: 10% Qatar discount code, Waitrose / Virgin saga rolls on, Amex hotel deals

News in brief: 10% off Qatar Airways business class Qatar Airways has released a 10% discount code to selected partners, including HFP. Code UKPREMIUM will get you 10% off the base fare of a business class ticket.  You need to book by 30th August for travel […]

Bits: cheap one-way Avis rentals, more BA strikes, good safety videos

News in brief: Save up to £69 with Avis one-way rentals Avis is currently running a ‘no one-way rental fee’ promotion.  This could come in handy if you want a cheap trip back home from Heathrow. If you’re driving north from London’s airports this summer, […]

Excellent Qatar Airways prices on new route Prague (Cape Town £1237 etc)

Qatar Airways is launching direct flights from Prague to Doha on 21st August.  There are currently some excellent prices available on long-haul routes via routes in Business Class. These fares may expire tonight with the end of the current sale. They might also last longer, […]

Another Qatar business sale! Cape Town £1583, Auckland £1667, Jo’burg £1470

Qatar Airways is running another short sale from its major European markets.  It is running for a week, until 19th July, so you have a little longer to think through your plans this time. These fares are valid for travel until 10th December and most routes have a minimum […]