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.

Bits: Qatar Airways £1350 Australia tickets are back!, 250 Heathrow Rewards points with Heathrow Express

News in brief: Qatar Airways £1,350 business class fares to Australia are back! (EDIT: this deal now seems to be over but tickets may still be available for 10%-20% more.) Via Flyertalk, Qatar Airways has brought back its £1,350 business class tickets to Australia. An, […]

Flying Qatar Airways soon? New bonus miles and fast-track status promo launched

If you have any Qatar Airways flights booked, or are looking to book one this month, the airline has launched a couple of special mileage and status promotions exclusively for the UK and Irish market. The first deal is for anyone buying a ticket this […]

Bits: Virgin redemptions with infants, Qatar increasing Scandi frequencies, do Amex customers fly Ryanair?

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic has still not changed its infant policy, one year on When the Virgin Atlantic website was relaunched last December, it changed its policy on the pricing of infants on Virgin Flying Club redemptions. Redemption tickets for infants had historically been […]

Final HfP Christmas Party tickets sold at 10am (SOLD OUT) – three new raffle prizes added

The 2nd and final batch of tickets for the Head for Points reader Christmas party, sponsored by Qatar Airways, will go on sale at 10am today, Saturday. The party will take place on Tuesday 12th December from 6pm to 8pm at the Dry Martini Bar at […]

Get your HfP Christmas Party tickets at 10am Friday (SOLD OUT) or 10am Saturday – with £3,500 of prizes to be won!

As we announced last week, we are pleased to say that we are holding our second Head for Points reader Christmas party on Tuesday 12th December. Like last year we are taking over the Dry Martini bar at the Melia White House hotel from 6pm to […]

ENDS FRIDAY: Bargains in the great Qatar sale (eg Oz business £1330) and new solo traveller discounts

Time is running out if you want to take advantage of the current Qatar Airways slightly crazy flight sale.   This one has, frankly, some astonishing fares to Australia and New Zealand. I will say up front that these are ‘two together’ fares, so if you’re looking for […]

Crazy Qatar Airways fares earning Avios and 560 BA tier points – Australia / NZ for £1,330 in Business, Asia from £850

Qatar Airways has launched another of its slightly crazy sales.   This one has, frankly, some astonishing fares to Australia and New Zealand. I will say up front that these are ‘two together’ fares, so if you’re looking for a deal for just one person then […]

How many British Airways tier points do you earn on Qatar Airways?

I was contacted by a reader last week who asked how many BA tier points he would earn if he flew on Qatar Airways.  I thought it was worth sharing the answer as you may be surprised. The reason you earn British Airways tier points […]

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 judgement – 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 […]