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Win two Business Class tickets to (just about) anywhere with Head for Points and Qatar Airways

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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)

  • Tim says:

    Just a note that the widget won’t work on an iOS device (due to lack of flash) and the alternative web entry excludes anyone currently outside the UK, regardless of where they reside. I return to the UK the day the competition closes so should be able to enter but is this restriction really necessary?

    Any frequent traveller with the option would also not be in the UK this time of year. (You can’t beat for value the all-inclusive hotels on the Antalya coast for this).

    • Rob says:

      Have emailed you. Even if your iOS device had Flash, the widget still wouldn’t work from Turkey.

      Try installing TunnelBear (free) on your iPad or iPhone. It lets you route your internet through a different country. We used it in Dubai in October so a) my wife could watch Strictly on BBC iPlayer and b) I could access HFP which for some reason was blocked by our hotel if I accessed it directly.

      • Tim says:

        Thanks Raffles.

        I have TunnelBear installed but the protocol it uses appears blocked by the hotel’s IT setup. I have not been able to ‘tunnel’ to anywhere. I use it usually to be able to obtain fares on those awkward sites that insist on you physically being in the UK.

  • Chris says:

    Ace, thanks Raffles, I’m in. Great prize.

  • Frenske says:

    6000 entries and counting … how many of those are by people who singed up with multiple e-mail addresses?

    • Rob says:

      As you can have up to 3 entries per person, 6000 represents about 2,500 people. That is still less than half of the number of people who read the article or had it emailed to them yesterday.

      As the named winner must travel, and as I can check duplicate names in the system very quickly, there is little point in entering twice!

      • AndyGWP says:

        you can’t check the one entry per household requirement though unfortunately, but I guess no system is infallible… at least I have some integrity in knowing that I play by the rules! (as tempting as it was to enter my partner who has a different surname than I do, I didn’t!!!) 🙂

  • s33eetpea says:

    London – Doha – Tokyo – Penang – UK ( Manchester ), OK ? 🙂

    • s33eetpea says:

      Sorry for the above, meaning to hope to win for the London – Doha – Tokyo, or KUL. but returning to Manchester ? Different returning airport.
      Thank you for the competition opportunity.
      I am a very very new newbie to this site.

  • Matt says:

    What a prize!!!! Thanks.

  • BicesterTerrier says:

    Great prize, thanks Raffles!!

  • Iynkaran says:

    Great Prize

  • James says:

    Great competition.

    In case it helps in the future, I can tell you that it has already generated at least one sale for Qatar as the competition led me to read your earlier Qatar airways reviews, which ended up with me booking a trip to Singapore next week with Qatar rather than BA. I have to say – having had a problem with trying to change my booking to a different flight where both sectors were available individually, but the website showed no availability as a through route – Qatar customer service has been incredible: I emailed them and they resolved it, called me and had me re-ticketed within 36 hours (compare BA where it would take more like 36 days, and then you’d get some cut-and-paste response offering no help). Hopefully the in-flight service will be as good as it looks from your reviews.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks James, I’m sure they will be pleased to hear it!

      • jonboy says:

        they may well get another few from me, I am keen to add tp’s to my regular runs out to asia so may well take advantage of the 140*2 for connecting in the middle east on my way out to hong kong.

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