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 business class service on Qatar's A380 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.

£1,408 to Auckland in Qatar Airways business plus other great 241 deals

I recently covered the new Finnair sale to Asia.  There are two other sales going on at the moment which I have decided to pull together in one article.  The key thing that links all three is that, as oneworld member airlines, you will earn […]

Bits: €100 status credit for an Avis rental, Qatar sale extended, airberlin restructuring

News in brief: €100 status credit with any Avis rental A reader sent me a link to this new Avis offer.  If you are signed up to Avis Preferred and make a booking in the current Avis sale, for collection at any point up to 6th […]

Bits: Hotels adding ‘resort fees’ in New York, last day for the great Qatar sale

News in brief: Hotels adding resort fees in New York and other cities If you’ve ever stayed in Las Vegas or at a US beach resort, you have probably been subjected to ‘resort fees’. These are, without a doubt, the biggest scam in the hotel […]

New BA Club World ….. some info emerges

British Airways is, at last, gearing up for the launch of the new Club World cabin. A member of cabin crew sent me a memo on training requirements for the new cabin.  What is interesting about this is that it implies a more substantial change […]

More Avios-earning Qatar sale deals inc Tokyo £1031, Jo’burg £932, Seoul £1083, Delhi £875

We ran a long article on Monday covering some of the great business class deals offered by Qatar Airways during their current sale.  Remember that these flights all earn Avios and BA tier points. Some of the best deals involved flying from Stockholm.  Good fares included: […]

Great business deals (Avios earning) with Qatar – eg Auckland £1440, Tokyo £1193, Bangkok £874

Qatar Airways has kicked off another round of good business class deals with its third annual ‘Qatar Travel Festival’. This is a genuinely impressive package: Cheap business class fares from various European departure points You can book for travel until 15th December 2017 … all of […]

Bits: (Huge?) Qatar Airways sale starts Monday, register for triple Avios now, Hilton / American Airlines promo

News in brief: Qatar Travel Festival starts on Monday (EDIT, 9th January – the sale is now live. Click here for my Qatar Travel Festival main article and pricing.) Last January Qatar Airways ran an astonishing sale. This is my article on it from January 2016.  As […]

Bits: underwhelming BA sale now on, new Qatar amenity kits launched

News in brief: British Airways sale now on British Airways has launched its annual December sale – click here for details.  Without a hint of irony, it is called ‘The Unforgettable Sale’.  Once you’ve seen the pricing you may disagree. I’m not sure what is […]

Bits: Convert Qatar miles INTO Accor, 10000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel booking

News in brief: Convert Qatar Qmiles INTO Le Club AccorHotels points (and then Avios?) Qatar Airways has become a partner of Le Club AccorHotels, the Novotel / Sofitel / Ibis / Mercure loyalty programme. You can now convert your Accor points into Qatar Privilege Club […]

Bits: Qatar Airways confirms Dublin launch, Plaza Premium confirms T5 lounge, HFP party

News in brief: Qatar Airways confirms Dublin route Qatar Airways has finally committed to a date for the launch of its Dublin route. Services will start on 12th June.  It will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which means that you will get the newest version of Qatar’s […]

Bits: Hilton Americas Flash Sale, new Qatar business sale, IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus

News in brief: Hilton North America Flash Sale Hilton has launched a 3-day Flash Sale covering North America.  This will end at 5am (note am) UK time on Thursday 8th. For bookings between 18th December and 2nd January, you will receive a 15% – 20% […]

BA reinstates Qatar ‘R’ class earning – so check out Qatar’s new ‘2 4 1’ sale!

Yesterday was a fairly chaotic day on Head for Points, but all ended well.  British Airways claimed that it was a mistake that it announced that Qatar Airways ‘R’ class (discounted business class) tickets would no longer earn Avios or tier points – a mistake […]

Or not: BA removes Qatar ‘R’ business class from tier point and Avios earning

EDIT: 10am – BA has just posted on Flyertalk that this is all a big mistake, despite both Qatar and BA reiterating by phone and Twitter over the last 24 hours that this was the new policy. ba.com has now been amended.  This week saw […]

Bits: more luggage on BA via a travel agent?, Qatar launching Dublin flights

News in brief: BA offering bigger baggage allowances via some travel agents A HFP reader who travels to India on a regular basis dropped me a note with an interesting observation. The current free luggage allowance for long-haul World Traveller (economy) tickets is 1 x […]

How to earn miles when using your mobile abroad, with ‘Travelling Connect’

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

Bits: BA increasing check-in time limit, Qatar discount code, reader wins an awesome prize!

News in brief: British Airways to extend check-in cut-off British Airways has announced that, from 30th October, check-in for long-haul flights at Heathrow will close one hour prior to departure. At present, the cut-off point at which you will be refused is 45 minutes. The […]

‘50% off Qatar Airways flights’ voucher for £19 on Groupon – worth it?

I have had a lot of emails over the last few days about a Qatar Airways deal which has appeared on Groupon. As with many Groupon deals, the headline becomes a lot less interesting once you have read the small print. The question is whether […]

Qatar Airways business class to Adelaide (ex Zurich) for £1,086

(EDIT:  Fare is now dead, it seems) I dropped this in as an interesting extra article as these tickets will disappear fast. Qatar Airways has launched a £1,086 (CHF 1,312) business class fare from Zurich to Adelaide. You have until 16th October to book but […]

Avios added as reward option with hotel booking site Agoda PointsMAX

Back in July we wrote about Agoda.  It is a hotels.com-style hotel booking website, originally launched in Asia.  It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to booking.com. The reason that Agoda had become interesting is that it had started to offer frequent […]