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Save an extra 10% on Qatar Airways sale flights – today only

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Qatar Airways has launched a week-long sale.

We haven’t seen any pricing at the time of writing, but we’ll give it some extra coverage later in the week.

If you book TODAY, however, you will get an extra 10% off all flights booked via the Qatar Airways website or their mobile app.  You’ll need to use this link to the website and the discount code 24HOURS.

The 10% discount is off the base fare, excluding the taxes and fees.  For economy tickets, that means the 10% discount will end up being quite a bit smaller, but some decent savings will be made on Business Class tickets.

Qatar Airways A350 Doha

Qatar Airways has given Head for Points readers early access to this offer ahead of their own email blast at 10am.

Here are the key terms and conditions for the extra 10% discount:

  • Promo code is only valid on 7th January and will expire at midnight
  • You must use the code 24HOURS to get the discount
  • It is only valid to flights booked via the UK website
  • This promo code applies to Qatar Airways operated flights only
  • Travel period: 8 January to 30 November 2020

As this offer is only valid for flights booked on the UK website and so priced in Sterling, the best credit card to pay with is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold This gives you double Membership Rewards points (2 per £1) on all airline spending when you book directly with a the airline.

There are a lot of other special offers linked to the sale, including:

  • Double Qmiles if you choose to credit to Qatar Privilege Club instead of British Airways Executive Club
  • Very low-cost Doha stopovers for up to four nights
  • Upgrades at the Oryx Airport Hotel
  • 25% off lounge access in Doha if it is not included in your ticket
  • 20% off excess baggage

Full details are on the sale website here.

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Comments (143)

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  • Dac says:

    The hilton offer has been live for weeks. What have I missed?

  • LAH says:

    o/t. I’d be grateful for advice as a relative newcomer to rewards and points. I direct spending to Amex Gold when possible and to IHG’s fee based card when Amex is not available. I’ve achieved the required 10k spend on the IHG card to secure a free hotel night, with 5 months to go. Is it better to keep using the IHG fee card for the remaining 5 months, or should I direct non Amex spending elsewhere, and if so where? I could use my Tesco Clubcard credit card but at 2.4 Avios per £8 spend outside Tesco outlets it doesn’t seem best value.

    • John says:

      If you have a use for IHG points (basically to get roughly 0.3-0.4p per point instead of paying for hotel rooms), then you might as well continue using that card, since you’ve paid the fee.

    • Lawrence says:

      Thanks John, that’s helpful.

      • Sundar says:

        Don’t forget the bonus 25000 IHG points upon hitting Spire. Card spends count, so you could plan for that as well.

  • Nate1309 says:

    OT flying from T3 at 08:00 tomorrow. Which lounge is best with PP? Should I cough up the £5 an pre book? TIA

    • Shoestring says:

      definitely, you (very possibly) won’t get in without a reservation even, which means £5 to No1 Lounges on their site – can’t reserve Club Aspire – you could still be OK but might be too late to reserve if it’s tomorrow – not because it’s too late (I think 4 or 6 hrs before flight is the minimum) but because it could all be booked up

      at 6am, you could take pot luck and I’d hazard a guess at your chances of getting in with no reservation at 50%. Club Aspire is still slightly less well known than No1

      or give yourself much better chance and get there at 5am

  • Henry says:

    OT The Hsbc 25% extra points promotion that was running from 1st December-31st December seems to still be working into January.
    Transferred some on Jan 2nd and they arrived with the bonus.

    • Joseph Heenan says:

      I noticed they ‘ad’ on the HSBC website for the offer is still showing as of a few hours ago, but the expiry date is still showing as the 31st. Weird.

  • Joseph Heenan says:

    O/T: I have a 2-for-1 booked. I booked it, we already took the outbound lfight. Currently we’re both travelling back on 15th. I need to travel back later, but my wife still needs to return on the 15th. My current thought would be to book a separate one way ticket back for myself.

    Will this work, i.e. will my wife still be able to travel back okay on the 2-4-1 if I “miss” the flight?

    • Anna says:

      I’m pretty sure someone else has done this and it was fine, the travelling passenger told check in staff that the other person had been unavoidably delayed or whatever.
      Presume you have checked availability/prices for the one way flight home?!

      • Shoestring says:

        sure, it will work fine

      • Joseph Heenan says:

        yep, I seem to have a choice of a few days all with available tickets for the way home, so I’m good.

        The day the wife needs to travel home on has no other availability though, so her travelling without me on the existing booking is currently the only guaranteed option. If availability opens up I could book her a one way too (and I would then move the existing booking to another date in 6 months or so that we can later get other tickets to make a full trip out of).

    • Mr. AC says:

      A bit risky imo. We were in that situation and phone staff told us it’s a no-no. We ended up moving the 2-4-1 return 6 months into the future for a future trip, and booking single returns instead.

      • Anna says:

        Can you do that once you’ve taken the outbound flight?

      • Shoestring says:

        once you’re ticketed, pretty sure you’re absolutely fine – you would both check in for the return flight but one of you would just be a no-show – I think several people here already did that with no issues

        • Anna says:

          That would make sense as there could be all sorts of reasons why the 2nd person can’t travel home e.g. illness, had to return early due to family crisis etc.

          • SimonW says:

            We did just this last summer, my wife flew home with the kids, (one of whom was booked on a 241 with me). I had already left to fly to Madrid for a football game, also booked with avios on Iberia… They all got on the plane no issues.

          • Joseph Heenan says:

            Thank you shoestring, Anna & SimonW – I had a feeling it would be okay, but actual first hand experience is invaluable!

      • John says:

        Some of the people who answer the phone may have never stepped in an airport before.

  • HK says:

    Trying to check prices under the QR sale with the extra 10% – I can see from the t&cs that blackout dates apply and there are “other restrictions”…. perhaps that is why I am getting the error “the offer is not applicable on the specified route”. Have tried a few different routes with the same error message.

    • meta says:

      I’m not getting discount/offer on any East Asia route from London. I did get the discount from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

      • HK says:

        Rubbish. Will try there, thanks!

        • Hak says:

          The best fares are out of the Nordic airports but nothing really great has popped up. Indeed, the 10 percent off is hardly making much difference to what you can regularly find from these airports.

      • Harry T says:

        The prices I’m seeing from Stockholm and Oslo have been there for weeks.

      • maccymac says:

        Out of interest to which destinations on which dates? I’ve checked CPH to HKG/SIN and the promo doesn’t seem to apply

        • meta says:

          I’ve checked Copenhagen and I am getting promo offer for Hong Kong around £1198. This is for autumn.

        • Harry T says:

          Flights to Bangkok from Oslo in early/mid November.

          • Polly says:

            Saw Belgrade to KUL for £1090 Nov. V tempted to cancel 242 in J to kul. Hard to get to Bel tho. Thinking flying rfs to Bud, then nice 3hr train down to bel. Never been there before…decisions, decisions…

  • Nicko says:

    I need to book a car in Atlanta for 3 weeks in April.
    Any hints or tips? Better from airport or from another location (and take initial taxi to accommodation)

    Can’t seem to find anything under $1400 (£1000)

    I’ve been hiring cars around the world for last 12 years and have never spent more than £15 per day when booking in advance

    I have lots of memberships and an Amex plat

    • Shoestring says:


    • Rui N. says:

      Try hotwire
      Also, however you book it, add the booking to Autoslash afterwards, as it will check for better deals.

    • Hak says:

      Truro is a car sharing platform that is popular in the US.

      • Nicko says:

        Would Amex plat car hire insurance work with services such as Truro?

    • Tom says:

      Just had a range rover for 3 weeks for under £1,000 from hertz using their codes for Amex.

      The European code usually gives a lower price than the US version.

      • Nicko says:

        Was this from a USA airport?
        Hertz Australia using the Amex plat CDP?
        Any tips re logging in etc?

  • Michael says:

    O/T as Bits.

    I recently attempted to make a balance transfer from my BAPP card to my IHG card of £827.42. As Amex’s 15 digit card number causes issues with other companies’ systems I gave Creation the account number and sort code for Amex (given to me a few months ago by a CSA) On 27/12/19 the balance transfer appeared on my IHG statement. The money had not yet come off my Amex so I contacted their customer service department yesterday. I was told American Express no longer allow balance transfers to other credit card companies and from their end no transfer was attempted by Creation. The CSA thought that the money would bounce back from Creation but advised me to contact them. I explained the situation to a Creation CSA – I was told that it is possible the £827.42 will come off my account automatically by 13/01 but if not to phone them on the 13th and they would take it from there.

    My question is – is it likely it will be (relatively) straightforward to have the money returned from my Creation account?



    • Spurs Debs says:

      Amex told you no balance transfers from their card?
      Well that’s nonsense because I’ve just done two from BAPP to 2 Tesco cards.

      • Michael says:

        Deb that’s correct – I also thought they were talking nonsense as I completed two balance transfers to Tesco Bank cards a couple of months ago. When I explained that to the CSA the response was “They might have just slipped through the net.”

        • Spurs Debs says:

          I did mine last Friday! Two Tesco cards both went through by Sunday. What absolute BS.

          • Spurs Debs says:

            Michael, I mean BS from Amex not you lol

          • Anna says:

            I winder if the Amex CSA was confused because they don’t ACCEPT balance transfers (AFAIK).

    • Harry T says:

      Did a balance transfer from my Gold AMEX last week lol.

      • Spurs Debs says:

        It’s nonsense isn’t it, I’m sure something like that would of been picked up by readers of this website and discussed in length. Also would Amex not of made this new policy public either by email or on website. ?

        • Michael says:

          Up until now I’ve always had really good dealings with Amex’s CS team. I’ve read on here people getting conflicting information but nothing as obvious as a balance transfer. Out of interest Debs and Harry, did you both complete the transfer using Amex’s account no./sort code?

          • Rob says:

            Amex CS team is very helpful (and indeed recommends people to us!) BUT they are often talking complete nonsense. This isn’t necessarily their fault – they just repeat what they are told or what the website says, as opposed to what is the reality.

          • Spurs Debs says:

            I did mine by putting Amex card number and expiry date in as normal on manage my card on Tesco account. I was actually surprised it went straight through being Amex card as some other banks seem to have trouble as it’s only 15 digits.

          • Harry T says:

            Just put my Amex card number into the balance transfer section of my application – worked perfectly.

    • Michael says:

      If the information from Amex’s CS is nonsense, which we can agree it is then am I best pursuing it with Amex or Creation?

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