It is not uncommon for airlines to offer free stopovers at their hubs. It IS rare, however, for economy passengers to be offered a five star hotel and on flights with are point-to-point.
For a limited period, Qatar Airways will give you a free stay at the luxury The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Doha, including breakfast, when you book a London to Doha flight.
You can find out more about the hotel here.
The offer is ONLY valid when you book UK-Doha-UK. It is NOT valid if Doha is a stopover on the way elsewhere, eg UK-Doha-Bangkok.
Book an “Economy Flexi” or “Economy Value” Economy Class ticket and get one or two free nights
Book a “Business Value” or “Business Flexi” Business Class ticket and get your choice of 1-3 free nights
Book a “First Value” or “First Flexi” First Class ticket and get your choice of 1-4 free nights
The key dates are:
Booking validity: 12 November 2018 to 2 December 2018
Travel validity: 13 November 2018 to 31 March 2019
Full details, including the terms and conditions and how to book, are on this page of the Qatar Airways website.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.