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Today I am launching a fantastic competition in association with Qatar Airways. It is the biggest prize we have ever given away on Head for Points.

One lucky Head for Points reader will win two Business Class tickets to their choice of Qatar Airways destination.

This is an exceptional prize. You would struggle to buy two Business Class tickets to Australia for under £4,000, for example.

Qatar Airways A350 Doha

About Qatar Airways

Launched in 1997, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. It is the only airline to be flying the Airbus A380, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the new Airbus A350 XWB for which Qatar Airways is the launch customer.

The 2014 Skytrax Global Survey awarded Qatar Airways the title of ‘Best Business Class’. It also won in 2013. Regular readers will know that I flew the Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 Business Class seats last year and was very impressed by the aircraft and the lounges. The 1-2-1 Business Class seating used on the 787, A380 and A350 aircraft (see photo below) is especially spacious. Qatar Airways’s Business Class food won our (very unofficial) Head for Points bake-off between BA, Emirates and Qatar Airways in December.

It currently flies to 146 destinations globally including London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh. The Manchester service increases to twice-daily from February 16th whilst the Edinburgh service is increasing to daily flights from May 1st. In Doha, Qatar Airways operates from the brand new Hamad International Airport which opened in May 2014.

Qatar Airways joined the oneworld alliance in October 2013. This allows you to earn and redeem British Airways Avios points and tier points on Qatar Airways services.

What can you win?

We are giving away TWO Business Class tickets on Qatar Airways! This is a hugely valuable prize given that the breadth of the Qatar Airways route map.

There are some restrictions on how and where you can go.  See the terms and conditions (click on the link in the entry form) for the full list of rules – these are just the key parts and the official rules take precedence over this summary:

Your trip must start and finish in the UK (London, Manchester or Edinburgh). Connecting flights are not included.

You cannot backtrack. This means that North American destinations are excluded as would a routing like London-Doha-Paris and back! The decision of Qatar Airways on what it considers backtracking will be final.

Flights must be operated by Qatar Airways.  Codeshares are not included.

You can only book your tickets within three months of departure

Tickets are strictly non-transferrable. The winner MUST be one of the passengers and both tickets must be booked for travel together.

You must complete your travel within 12 months of notification of winning. This is likely to give you until mid February 2016 to travel.

There is no guarantee that Qatar Airways will be able to offer the exact date, flight and destination you request. Flexibility may be required, especially at peak periods. You should not treat the availability that Qatar Airways makes available for frequent flyer redemptions as typical of what will be available to the winners.

You are responsible for arranging transfers, accommodation, visas, innoculations, insurance etc for your trip

You will not have to pay any taxes or charges for your tickets

Your tickets will not earn any frequent flyer miles or status points

Because this is an especially generous prize, the competition is going to remain open for four weeks.

How to enter

I am using the same entry system that I have used the last few competitions.

You can have up to three entries in the competition:

You receive one entry automatically when you complete your email address (this remains private and will NOT be used by Head for Points for any other purpose)

You receive an additional entry if you join the Qatar Airways email list. This allows you to keep up to date with sales and promotions from Qatar Airways. You can unsubscribe at any point by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in every newsletter they send.

You receive an additional entry if you tweet a link to the competition (please use the ‘link your account’ option to ensure it tracks properly)

The rules

You can see the detailed rules by clicking on ‘Terms and Conditions’ in the entry widget. In summary:

You must be 18 years old

You must be a resident of the United Kingdom

Entries are limited to one submission form – which may get you up to three entries in the draw – per household

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Sunday 15th February

The winner will be selected automatically by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details, including their UK residency, within 48 hours.

Remember that the winner must be one of the passengers – you cannot gift the prize to another couple

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

Good luck.  The winner will be announced on Head for Points in mid February.

Comments (89)

  • Justin says:

    I was looking forward to this as I hoped to win an Edinburgh > Doha > USA flight.

    But its excluded.

    Ho hum

    • Rob says:

      You would be adding at least 9 hours each way to your flying time over going direct!

    • sandgrounder says:

      I wouldn’t base firm holiday plans around a free draw if I were you! 🙂

      A little OT but has anyone used DWC? I notice Qatar have some reasonably priced flights from MAN. I imagine there are less facilities than DXB but do the lack of crowds cancel this out? And is it too far from the city? Any thoughts?

      • Rob says:

        It depends where you are staying. If you are on The Palm or Dubai Marina then I’d say the distance is about equal. It may be a bit further to Jumeirah. However, this is Dubai so we are only talking a matter of additional minutes.

        Never been to DWC but have driven past it on the way in from Abu Dhabi. I would be happy to land there but for departures I imagine than DXB is substantially better equipped for passing the time.

        • Kilburn Flyer says:

          I flew into DWC the other week. Despite the airport being very large in terms of capacity there’s under 30 flights a day that currently land there. Due to the lack of congestion (and the fact that Qatar fly narrow bodies there) it tends to stay open even when the notorious Dubai morning fogs in January tend to shut DXB. Thankfully due to this my flight was able to land and I waltzed straight through immigration (no queue at all, again unlike DXB) and was outside the front of the airport with checked bag within 10mins of landing.

          I did not however, fly OUT of DWC (had an avios flight with Air Berlin out of AUH, picked up in a rather nice Audi A6 as it happens) so I can’t comment on that part of the ground experience. I believe that you would have access to the Maharba lounge their as a business class pax on Qatar

          • Fadi says:

            I flew out from DWC on QR in F, mid Dec. The Marhaba lounge is the only lounge, currently. The airport was extremely quiet, almost deserted. At security an operator had to come running over, I almost breezed through without a scan.

          • sandgrounder says:

            Thanks guys. Some good info.

  • Luke says:

    When I entered the first comp, predictive text changed my name to Like. Now every time I enter a comp it auto populates my name as Like. I can’t see how I can change it? I don’t want to win tickets for Like and have to change my name to use them!

    • Mike says:

      What browser are you using? You want to edit the autofill settings and delete the offending item.

    • Rob says:

      I think that can be fixed before the name is passed to Qatar, should you win!

      • Luke says:

        Phew! thanks Raffles. I think Gleam store your name against your email address but I can’t see anywhere to change it.

  • Vivienne richardson says:

    Exciting! Only worry is that after entering, twice it doesn’t seem to show up in th number of entries box. Hope it’s just a delay.

  • Chantal Maftah says:

    Haven’t had a decent holiday in years so this would be an amazing opportunity……now….where on earth would I fly to…..any suggestions?!

  • erico1875 says:

    There was over 400 entries by 7am! This is going to be a very popular comp.

  • Rohan says:

    Fantastic competition . The prizes on your competitions seem to be going up a notch every time . Although I am yet to win , I am very thankful for all the efforts you put into all these things .

    • Rob says:

      I may have peaked with this one, to be honest! Not sure I can top it 🙂

      • andy says:

        I bet you can Rob, and I am sure you will, however this is a superb competition. Thank you for organising.

      • oyster says:

        Maybe ask QR to provide F tickets next time! That would top it.

  • Toby says:

    What an outstanding comp!

  • Waleed Bakali says:

    Fingers crossed.

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